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U.S. regulators upgrade, expand Fiat Chrysler gearshift probe

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday it is expanding a defect investigation of 856,000 Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars because the vehicles may roll away after drivers exit, thinking they have put the transmission in Park. Show More Summary

Federal Inquiry Widens Over Fiat Chrysler Roll-Away Complaints

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Wheels

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said certain vehicles can roll away when the driver mistakenly thinks the transmission is set on “park.”

Continental recalls potentially faulty air bags installed in 5 million vehicles

Continental Automotive Systems Inc. is recalling potentially faulty air bag control units that were installed in up to 5 million vehicles. In documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Continental said the air bag control units have a power supply component...

5 Million More Cars To Be Recalled Over Takata Airbags After Additional Death Uncovered

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tested 1,900 airbag inflators made by Takata for the Ford Ranger, and found no problems, according to USA Today. But in late December, an unidentified man in a 2006 Ford Ranger was killed by his airbag when he was involved in a crash. As a result, five million more cars are now getting recalled. Read more...

Afternoon Coffee: 2015 Sets New Record for Car Recalls, Tech Advances Changing Auto Supply Chain

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Car recalls hit a record high in 2015 with more than 51 million vehicles being recalled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The high number of recalls was largely due to the Takata airbag recall. Show More Summary

2015 Was Another Record Year For Vehicle Recalls

Shortly after taking over as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mark Rosekind warned carmakers, consumers, and anyone who would listen that 2015 could see more recalls than the recallapalooza that was 2014. Fast forward 12 months, and his prediction has become a reality.  That means for the second year in a row automakers have recalled a record …

Automakers recalled 51 million U.S. vehicles in 2015

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday that automakers recalled 51.3 million vehicles in the United States last year, the second-highest ever, in 868 separate campaigns. Show More Summary

Britax Recalls 75,000 B-Safe35 Infant Seats Due to Reports Of Cracks in Carry Handles

Britax is conducting a recall in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Transport Canada. This recall involves a defect within the carry handle...Show More Summary

Ford Under Investigation For Door Latch Issues, Again

Just two months after federal regulators shut the book on a probe into why the door latches on certain Ford vehicles refused to stay shut, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a similar investigation into another...Show More Summary

18 Carmakers Agree to Share Safety Data

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Wheels

The pact is part of an effort by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to improve safety practices in the auto industry.

NHTSA Admits It's Better When Car Companies Don't Wait On Its Slow Bureaucracy

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and 17 major automakers met to cooperate on setting standards. And by coordination, I mean that our government said it’s best when car companies work without them. Read more...

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 389K SUVs (Again) To Fix Wiring Issue That Can Lead To Sun Visors Catching Fire

In May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into Fiat Chrysler over Jeep and Dodge SUVs that were recalled in July 2014 for a wiring issue that could cause sun visors to burst into flame. NHTSA wanted to see how effective that recall remedy had been, after post-recall reports of problems continued. Chrysler is now recalling …

Drive Carefully: The Life You Save Could Be Your Own or a Loved One’s

According to the National Safety Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the period between Christmas and New Year’s typically has one of the highest rates of impaired driving fatalities. Fatalities related to drunk driving are 100 percent preventable and the spike in buzzed driving around the holidays is especially alarming. Show More Summary

A Gift for the Holidays That Your Children Can Live With

Distracted driving is pervasive. In fact, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates, 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving at this very moment. We all haveShow More Summary

U.S. says eighth U.S. death linked to Takata airbag rupture

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday that an eighth U.S. death is linked to a faulty Takata airbag inflator, marking the first reported death since April and the ninth worldwide. The auto safety agency also said it named a former U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. Officials Identify 8th Death Caused by Takata Air Bag Explosions

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials also announced an expansion in the recall of vehicles with Takata airbags

Feds Fine BMW $40 Million For Mini Cooper Safety Recall Violations

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been baring its teeth at automakers more and more over safety issues, and today BMW North America joined the ranks of Fiat Chrysler, General Motors and Takata to get hit with penalties. Read more...

US Fines BMW $40Mln for Failing to Meet Safety Requirements

US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has imposed a $40 million fine on BMW North America for failing to timely recall vehicles that did not meet crash protection standards, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a press release on Monday.

Feds Spruce Up The Star Wars Premiere With Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will not be launching its holiday anti-drunk driving campaign on Christmas. No, our government has chosen a vastly more important occasion: Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening day. Read more...

TTAC News Round-up: Full-size GM SUVs Making People Sick, 2016 Sales Look Flat, and Millennials Are Buying Everything Now

If you see this Cadillac a-rockin’, you should submit a complaint to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That, and depressed 2016 sales outlooks, the Federal Reserve rate hike, a Chinese electric vehicle Warrior and CarMax, after the jump. Show More Summary

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