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ADR 2/00 Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as made
A vehicle standard under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 covering requirements for side door latches and hinges on road vehicles.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
General Comments: This standard was originally made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and from 1 July 2021 continues in force as if it were a national road vehicle standard determined under section 12 of the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (see Schedule 3, Part 2, item 2 of the Road Vehicle Standards (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2018).

This standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 2/00 — Side Door Latches and Hinges that is: (a) made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicles Standard Act 1989; and (b) in force at the commencement of this standard. This standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicles Standard Act 1989 that creates a vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 2/00 — Side Door Latches and Hinges, if there are no other vehicle standards created by that instrument, or amendments to vehicle standards made by that instrument, that are still in force at the commencement of this standard. The Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 is wrongly cited in this instrument as the "Motor Vehicles Standard Act 1989".
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 56C
Registered 10 May 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-May-2006
Tabled Senate13-Jun-2006

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 2/00 – Side Door Latches and Hinges) 2006

I, JAMES ERIC LLOYD, Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, determine this vehicle standard under subsection 7 (1) of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

 

 

 

 

Dated               26 April 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[SIGNED]

 

 

James Eric Lloyd

Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads


 

CONTENTS

 

2.0.        legislative provisions............................................................................ 3

2.0.1.     NAME OF STANDARD..................................................................................... 3

2.0.2.     COMMENCEMENT.......................................................................................... 3

2.0.3.     REPEAL.............................................................................................................. 3

purpose and scope.................................................................................................. 3

APPLICABILITY.............................................................................................................. 3

2.1.        DEFINITIONS.................................................................................................... 5

2.2.        REQUIREMENTS............................................................................................... 5

2.3.        TEST PROCEDURES......................................................................................... 6

2.4.        ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS.......................................................................... 7

 


2.0.                  legislative provisions

2.0.1.               NAME OF STANDARD

2.0.1.1.            This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 2/00 – Side Door Latches and Hinges) 2006.

2.0.1.2.            This Standard may also be cited as Australian Design Rule 2/00 — Side Door Latches and Hinges.

2.0.2.               COMMENCEMENT

2.0.2.1.            This Standard commences on the day after it is registered.

2.0.3.               REPEAL

2.0.3.1.            This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 2/00 — Side Door Latches and Hinges that is:

                        (a)        made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicles Standard Act 1989; and

                        (b)        in force at the commencement of this Standard.

2.0.3.2.            This Standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicles Standard Act 1989 that creates a vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 2/00 — Side Door Latches and Hinges, if there are no other vehicle standards created by that instrument, or amendments to vehicle standards made by that instrument, that are still in force at the commencement of this Standard.

purpose and scope

This Australian Design Rule (ADR) is part of the Australian motor vehicle standards system and is a vehicle standard for the purposes of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

The function of this Australian Design Rule is to specify requirements for side door retention components including latches, hinges, and other supporting means to minimise the likelihood of occupants being thrown from a vehicle as a result of impact.

APPLICABILITY

This ADR applies to the design and construction of vehicles as set out in the table hereunder.

The Package 17 issue of /00 deletes the applicability of the Rule to LEM vehicles and removes reference to ‘only applies if fitted with side door(s)’ from front page


 


Vehicle Category

ADR Category Code

UNECE Category Code

Manufactured on or After

Acceptable Prior Rules

Moped 2 wheels

LA

L1

N/A

 

Moped 3 wheels

LB

L2

N/A

 

Motor cycle

LC

L3

N/A

 

Motor cycle and sidecar

LD

L4

N/A

 

Motor tricycle

LE

L5

 

 

 

   LEM

 

N/A

 

 

   LEP

 

1 Mar 1991

Nil

 

   LEG

 

1 Mar 1991

Nil

Passenger car

MA

M1

1 July 1988

Nil

Forward-control passenger vehicle

MB

M1

1 July 1988

Nil

Off-road passenger vehicle

MC

M1

1 July 1988

Nil

Light omnibus

MD

M2

 

 

 

up to 3.5 tonnes ‘GVM’ and up to 12 seats

   MD1

 

1 July 1988

Nil

 

up to 3.5 tonnes ‘GVM’ and more than 12 seats

   MD2

 

1 July 1988

Nil

 

over 3.5 tonnes and up to 4.5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   MD3

 

N/A

 

 

over 4.5 tonnes and up to 5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   MD4

 

N/A

 

Heavy omnibus

ME

M3

N/A

 

Light goods vehicle

NA

N1

1 July 1988

Nil

Medium goods vehicle

NB

N2

 

 

 

over 3.5 tonnes up to 4.5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   NB1

 

1 July 1988

Nil

 

over 4.5 tonnes up to 12 tonnes ‘GVM’

   NB2

 

1 July 1988

Nil

Heavy goods vehicle

NC

N3

1 July 1988

Nil

Very light trailer

TA

O1

N/A

 

Light trailer

TB

O2

N/A

 

Medium trailer

TC

O3

N/A

 

Heavy trailer

TD

O4

N/A

 

 


2.1.                                    DEFINITIONS

Refer to Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005.

2.2.                                    REQUIREMENTS

2.1.0.               Side door components referred to herein shall comply with this Rule if any portion of a 90-percentile 2-dimensional manikin as described in the SAE document J826, “Manikins For Use In Defining Vehicle Seating Accommodation”, November 1962, or 95 percentile as per SAE document J826a, August 1970, at the discretion of the ‘Manufacturer’ when positioned at any ‘Seating Reference Point’, projects into the door opening area on the side elevation or profile view.  Components on folding doors, roll-up doors and on doors that are designed to be easily attached to or removed, without the aid of tools, from motor vehicles manufactured for operation without doors need not comply with this Rule.

2.2.1.                              Hinged Doors, Except ‘Goods-type Doors

2.2.1.1.                        Door latches - Each door latch and striker assembly shall be provided with 2 positions, consisting of a fully latched position and a secondary latched position.

2.2.1.1.1.                  Longitudinal load - The door latch and striker assembly, when in the fully latched position, shall not separate when a longitudinal load of 11.11 kN is applied.  When in the secondary latched position, the door latch and striker assembly shall not separate when a longitudinal load of 4.44 kN is applied.

2.2.1.1.2.                  Transverse load - The door latch and striker assembly, when in the fully latched position, shall not separate when a transverse load of 8.89 kN is applied.  When in the secondary latched position, the door latch and striker assembly shall not separate when a transverse load of 4.44 kN is applied.

2.2.1.1.3.                  Inertia load - The door latch shall not disengage from the fully latched position when a longitudinal or transverse inertia load of 30 times the acceleration due to gravity is applied to the door latch system (including the latch and its actuating mechanism with the locking mechanism disengaged).

2.2.1.2.                        Door hinges - Each door hinge system shall support the door and shall not separate when a longitudinal load of 11.11 kN is applied.  Similarly, each door hinge system shall not separate when a transverse load of 8.89 kN is applied.

2.2.1.3.                        Door locks - Each door shall be equipped with a locking mechanism with an operating means in the interior of the vehicle.

2.2.1.3.1.                  Front door locks - When the locking mechanism is engaged, the outside door handles or other outside latch release control shall be inoperative.

2.2.1.3.2.                  Rear door locks - In passenger cars (MA), when the locking mechanism is engaged, both the outside and inside door handles or other latch release controls shall be inoperative; or

the outside door handles shall be designed to remain inoperative in the event of vehicle impact or rollover, and the inside door handles shall be inoperative by engagement of the ‘Child Safety Locks’.

2.2.2.                              Hinged ‘Goods-Type Doors’

2.2.2.1.                        Door latches

2.2.2.1.1.                  Longitudinal load - Each latch system, when in the latched position, shall not separate when a longitudinal load of 11.11 kN is applied.

2.2.2.1.2.                  Transverse load - Each latch system, when in the latched position, shall not separate when a transverse load of 8.89 kN is applied.  When more than one latch system is used on a single door, the load requirement may be divided among the total number of latch systems.

2.2.2.2.                        Door Hinges - Each door hinge system shall support the door and shall not separate when a longitudinal load of 11.11 kN is applied, and when a transverse load of 8.89 kN is applied.

2.2.3.                              Sliding Doors

The track and slide combination or other supporting means for each sliding door shall not separate when a total transverse load of 17.8 kN is applied, with the door in the closed position.

2.3.                                    TEST PROCEDURES

2.3.1.                              Hinged Doors, Except ‘Goods-Type Doors

2.3.1.1.                        Door latches

2.3.1.1.1.                  Longitudinal and transverse loads - Compliance with Clauses 2.2.1.1.1 and 2.2.1.1.2. shall be demonstrated in accordance with paragraph 4 of SAE document J839b, “Passenger Car Side Door Latch Systems”, May 1965 or January 1972 (Editorial changes only).

2.3.1.1.2.                  Inertia load - Compliance with Clause 2.2.1.1.3 shall be demonstrated by ‘Approved’ tests or in accordance with paragraph 5 of the SAE document referred to in Clause 2.3.1.1.1.

2.3.1.2.                        Door hinges - Compliance with Clause 2.2.1.2 shall be demonstrated in accordance with paragraph 4 of SAE document J934 “Vehicle Passenger Door Hinge Systems”, July 1965, or paragraph 5 of either J934a - September 1969 or J934 JUL82.  For piano-type hinges, the hinge spacing requirements of these 3 SAE documents shall not be applicable, and arrangement of the test fixture shall be altered as required so that the test load will be applied to the complete hinge.

2.3.2.                              Hinged ‘Goods-Type Doors’

2.3.2.1.1.                  Door latches - Compliance with Clause 2.3.2.1 shall be demonstrated in accordance with paragraphs 4.1 and 4.3 of the SAE document referred to in Clause 2.3.1.1.1.  An equivalent static test fixture may be substituted for that shown in Figure 2 of that SAE document if required.

2.3.2.2.                        Door hinges - Compliance with Clause 2.2.2.2 shall be demonstrated in accordance with paragraph 4 of the 3 SAE documents referred to in Clause 2.3.1.2.  For piano type hinges, the hinge spacing requirement of the above SAE documents shall not be applicable and arrangement of the test fixture shall be altered as required so that the test load will be applied to the complete hinge.  Where more than 2 hinge assemblies comprise a hinge system, individual hinge assemblies may be tested in accordance with paragraph 5 of SAE document J934a - September 1969 or J934 JUL82 provided it is demonstrated that the hinge system will support the load specified in Clause 2.2.2.2.

2.3.3.                              Sliding Doors

Compliance with Clause 2.2.3 shall be demonstrated by applying an outward transverse load of 8.89 kN to the load bearing members at the opposite edges of the door (17.8 kN total).  The demonstration may be performed either in the vehicle or with the door retention components in a bench test fixture.

2.4.                                    ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS

The technical requirements of ECE R 11/00 to 11/02 “Door Latches and Hinges” shall be deemed to be equivalent to the technical requirements of Clauses 2.2.1.1, 2.2.1.1.1, 2.2.1.1.2, 2.2.1.1.3, 2.2.1.2 (for hinged doors, except ‘Goods-type Doors’) and 2.2.3 (for sliding doors) of this Rule.