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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...

Recalls: Jaguar recalls 1,500 XJ sedans over brake issues

A problem with the hydraulic brakes on the flagship XJ sedan has prompted Jaguar to issue a recall. The issue, as publicized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the notice you can read below, revolves around theShow More Summary

Ford expands Takata air bag recall to more than 500,000 cars

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will comply with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration request to greatly expand a recall of vehicles that have a driver’s side air bag that can explode, sending shrapnel into the vehicle cabin.

Ford Expands Airbag Recall

In November, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged automakers to expand a recall of Takata-manufactured airbags, and Ford has announced it's doing just that. Following Honda and Mazda, Ford has decided to expand its Takata airbag recall nationwide. The...

NHTSA Ready To Force Nationwide Takata Airbag Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is ready to force Takata and three of its clients into a nationwide recall over the catastrophic failure of the supplier’s airbags. The Detroit News reports the agency will bring Ford,...Show More Summary

Senate confirms new chief of U.S. auto safety agency

last weekNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate confirmed Mark Rosekind to lead the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has come under criticism this year for not responding more quickly to evidence of potentially deadly vehicle defects. Show More Summary

Congress Kills Secret Roadside Alcohol Testing

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Since the 1970s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has conducted periodic roadblocks involving tests of drivers to see how many are under the influence. The increasingly secretive nature of the testing came under a ton of fire this year, and now Congress has said, "You're done." Read more...

Congress Moves Closer to Choosing NHTSA Chief

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

You probably haven't heard of Mark Rosekind, a former NASA member who's been on the National Transportation Safety Board since 2010. But he soon may head to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the country's top auto-safety agency. The Detroit...

Honda, Mazda Move For National Recall Of Vehicles With Defective Takata Airbags

Nearly a month after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged automakers and parts manufacturer Takata to expand recalls of vehicles with airbags that may spew shrapnel at passengers upon deployment, Honda and Mazda have...Show More Summary

Report: Mazda considers expanding Takata recall nationwide

Vehicle recalls have come in force recently. Honda expanded its front driver's side Takata airbag inflator recall nationwide to cover an estimated 5.4-million vehicles, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration added 19 notices to its database covering safety campaigns dating back to October. Show More Summary

Takata Faces Forced Recall After Defying NHTSA Order

Hours after Takata informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it would not comply with the order to conduct a nationwide airbag recall in the United States, the agency took the supplier to task during Wednesday’s congressional hearing over the matter. Show More Summary

Recalls: Takata to comply with NHTSA demand for national airbag recall

The Takata airbag recall is about to get a lot bigger, as the Japanese supplier is reportedly preparing to comply with an order by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand its region-specific recall to a nationwide campaign. Show More Summary

NHTSA Investigates Timing of Graco Car-Seat Recall

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it’s investigating if car-seat manufacturer Graco Children’s Products was slow to recall millions of child-safety seats this year. The recalled car seats have a sticky harness buckle that can become difficult to unlatch...

NHSTA Opens Investigation To Determine If Graco Took Too Long To Report Car Seat Issues

On Monday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that it is investigating whether Graco took too long to report a safety defect in its child car seats. The documents note that the company was aware of the issue being...Show More Summary

NHTSA Orders Takata To Recall Airbags By December 2

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is ordering Takata to conduct a nationwide recall of its airbags, while Honda was found to have issued Takata-related recalls as early as 2002. Reuters learned the automaker called back...Show More Summary

NHTSA Tells Chrysler to Expand Its Takata Airbag Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put Chrysler in the hot seat Tuesday, telling the automaker to expand its June recall of vehicles with defective Takata airbags and to report the problem to affected owners by Dec. 1, according to...

U.S. Regulator: Chrysler At Rear Of Pack On Air Bag Recall Response

DETROIT (Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC must expand its recall of vehicles with Takata Corp air bags and begin notifying customers of the action by Monday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The Fiat Chrysler...Show More Summary

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