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Kia calls in 87k Fortes over fan fire issue

A problem with cooling fans that may melt and start a fire has prompted Kia and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall for 86,880 Fortes from the 2014 model year. Continue reading Kia calls in 87k Fortes...Show More Summary

NHTSA adding automatic braking to recommended safety tech list

The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are adding crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support to the list of recommended safety features under the New Car Assessment Program. They are not mandated technologies, simply encouraged for new vehicle buyers. Show More Summary

NHTSA To Suggest (But Not Require) Sensor-Enabled Brakes For All New Vehicles

Consumers could soon have a longer list of recommended safety features to look for when setting out to buy a new car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced plans Thursday to change its vehicle safety rating program to include two sensor-based automatic emergency braking systems, but the agency won’t go so far as to mandate automakers’ use of the … [More]

DOT secretary to unveil change to 5-star safety ratings: report

The Obama administration on Thursday will unveil a change to its safety ratings program that awards cars and trucks up to five stars in crash tests, the Detroit News reported. The head of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...Show More Summary

Regulators Scrutinizing 2013 Ford Truck Recall After Receiving 30 Additional Complaints

A week after the new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned automakers and consumers that the agency would take an aggressive approach to vehicle safety, the regulator announced it is revisiting the 2013 recall...Show More Summary

Jaguar Develops Bicycle Alert System

Each year more than 700 bicyclists are killed in crashes with cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Some automakers, like Volvo, already offer pedestrian and bicyclist detection systems, and Jaguar is following suit. The automaker is testing...

NHTSA investigating 2015 Jeep Cherokee after new owner's total-loss fire [w/video]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a Preliminary Evaluation into the 2015 Jeep Cherokee because one caught fire while parked in California. The owner had reportedly only purchased the SUV about two days before the blaze, and the vehicle had less than 100 miles on it. Show More Summary

Regulators Investigating Jeep, Nissan SUVs After Receiving Fire, Airbag Complaints

Having your car fill with smoke while driving down the road or finding that the airbags don’t deploy properly during an accident are most definitely causes for concern. That’s why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has...Show More Summary

New NHTSA Chief Says 2015 Might See Even More Recalls Than Last Year

It might be difficult to envision a year punctuated by more vehicle recalls than the recallapalooza that was 2014. But the new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration predicts that 2015 could be another record-setting recall year for car manufacturers. The Wall Street Journal reports that Mark Rosekind, the new chief of NHTSA, wants to create a … [More]

Why Honda Is Only Being Fined $70 Million For Hiding Consumer Deaths

The max fine that the NHTSA can impose in such cases is capped at $35 million, and the sum total was actually made of two separate fines. The $70 million fine which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration slapped on HondaShow More Summary

Honda Fined $70M By NHTSA For Data Reporting Failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Thursday that it would fine Honda $70 million “for failing to report death and injury data in a timely manner.” Autoblog reports the fine is based on 1,729 incidents over 11...Show More Summary

Largest Auto Safety Fine in U.S. History: Honda to Pay $70M

Honda has agreed to pay a $70 million fine for failing to properly disclose more than 1,700 reports of deaths, injuries, and other incidents to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as required by federal law. The fine is the largest auto safety fine in U.S. history, reports The......

NHTSA Fines Honda A Record $70 Million For Under Reporting Safety Issues!

In a landmark decision, Japanese car maker Honda Motor Co. has been fined a record $70 million by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to Bloomberg, the hefty fine was imposed after it became clear that...Show More Summary

Honda fined $70 million for failing to report deaths, injuries

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Thursday it has fined Honda $70 million for failing to report death and injury data in a timely manner. Continue reading Honda fined $70 million for failing to report deaths,...Show More Summary

NHTSA Reports Decrease in Motorcycle Fatalities in 2013

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Good news for those who ride motorcycles in the US. Ok, maybe not entirely good news, but refreshing news considering the circumstances of the dangers involved in riding motorcycles anywhere. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has come out with the figures of motorcycle accidents in 2013. Show More Summary

NHTSA awards Audi A3 and S3 sedans five stars

The Audi A3 and S3 sedans aced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program tests, each scoring five stars overall. The A3 sedan is also a Top Safety Pick+ according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Show More Summary

Motorcycle fatalities down for the first time since 2009

For the first time since 2009, motorcycle fatalities decreased year-on-year in 2013: the Fatality Analysis Reporting System compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration counted 4,668 motorcyclist deaths last year compared to 4,896 in 2012. Show More Summary

BMW to Replace Air Bags Across U.S.

Matthias Schrader/AP NEW YORK -- BMW (BAMXF) has agreed to demands from the government to replace driver's-side air bags across the entire U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been pushing companies to recall older cars with air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. Show More Summary

Chrysler recalling 280k Dodge Ram 1500 pickups over axle seizures

A June investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has led to a full recall of the 2005 Dodge Ram, after investigators discovered a loose pinion nut could cause the rear axle to seize. 280,000 vehicles are affected globally, while 257,000 are in the US market. Show More Summary

Traffic Deaths Down 3.1 Percent in 2013

Fatalities from traffic accidents decreased 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to a traffic fatality report issued today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In total, 32,719 Americans died in traffic accidents in 2013. That's down from 2012's...

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