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Toyota Recalls 690K Tacomas Over Rear Suspension Issues

Own a 2005 through 2011 Toyota Tacoma? It may be under recall due to rear suspension issues. Toyota informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of its plans to recall 690,000 2005-2011 Tacoma 4×4 and Pre-Runner trucks to fix the leaf springs in the rear suspension. Show More Summary

Asleep At the Wheel

In 2004, GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had a secret meeting in which the attendees inexplicably agreed that cars that stalled on the road all by themselves was not necessarily a safety problem. Ten...Show More Summary

NHTSA investigating power modules on Chrysler Group SUVs and minivans

The Center for Auto Safety is officially petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to begin scrutinizing alleged problems with the totally integrated power module (TIPM) on about 24 Chrysler Group SUVs and minivans. Show More Summary

Managing the Robopocalypse: The Case for a a Federal Robotics Commission

The U.S. Department of Transportation had a problem: Toyota customers were alleging that their vehicle had accelerated unexpectedly, causing death or injury. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found some mechanical...Show More Summary

Is Ferrari 458 Recall Going Too Far? Child Safety Takes Priority

The Ferrari 458 is a kidnapper’s best friend. It turns out that people cannot open the trunk from the inside. Although some people might consider that a non-issue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall to ensure that the problem is fixed. Show More Summary

NHTSA Concerned Someone Will Get Stuck In The Ferrari 458’s Trunk

In case you were planning to lock someone inside the front trunk of your Ferrari 458 Italia, your plans have just been foiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The safety agency has issued a recall on the sultry supercar to ensure that the front trunk can always be opened from within. DON'T MISS: Jeep Driver Out-Jerks Corvette...

Shikha Dalmia on the Feds Botched Oversight of GM's Cobalts

last weekNews : Reason

The House Energy and Commerce Committee issued the findings of its months-long investigation of NHTSA’s (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration) handling of GM’s ignition switch debacle and hey are damning! It turns out the...Show More Summary

Ferrari 458 Recalled For Being Ideal Tiny Person Kidnapping Vehicle

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Listen: Sometimes you gotta kidnap people. It's just how things are. Don't question it. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn't like that people can be trapped in trunks, and their latest target is the Ferrari 458 Italia. Read more...

Weekly Recap: NHTSA searches for answers after Congressional grilling

By the end of the lengthy session, senators had painted the unflattering portrait of a toothless agency in disarray. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received a brutal one-two punch from Congress this week for its response...Show More Summary

NHTSA Tool Makes It Easier for Parents to Find Right Car Seat

Buying the correct child-safety seat for a child can be an overwhelming task for parents, especially if it's for their first child. For Child Passenger Safety Week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just launched its Car Seat Finder...

Federal Regulators Botch Oversight of GM’s Killer Cobalts, Demand More Money

last weekNews : Reason

The House Energy and Committee issued the findings of its months-long investigation of NHTSA’s (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration) handling of GM’s ignition switch debacle and hey are damning! It turns out the agency...Show More Summary

The shameful ineptitude of America's automobile regulators

Even when Congress diagnoses a problem correctly, you can pretty much count on it to prescribe exactly the wrong solution. This week, it issued a scathing report about NHTSA's (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration) mishandling of GM's ignition switch debacle. Show More Summary

House Dems Take Republicans To Task Over NHTSA Report

In the wake of a report written by Republican members of the United States House of Representatives regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration inability to find and link evidence regarding General Motors’ involvement...Show More Summary

Friedman: GM, Not NHTSA, Most To Blame For Recall Crisis

It was a long day for David Friedman and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during congressional testimony Tuesday, admitting before a Senate panel that his agency has more work to do to improve itself, and that General Motors made “incredibly poor decisions” as far as recalls were concerned. Show More Summary

Congress skewers NHTSA's investigative competence

NHTSA's incompetence played a role in allowing the General Motors ignition switch crisis to go undetected for years. Five months after the top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promised to reform the federal...Show More Summary

Report Finds NHTSA Failed To Detect GM Ignition Switch Issue For Seven Years Despite Ample Information

By definition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with preventing crashes and achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. Yet, according to a new House committee report, the agency failed for years to identify a safety issue in General Motors vehicles that eventually lead to 19 deaths, if not more. A House … [More]

What Does America's Auto Safety Regulator Actually Do?

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Back when they hit General Motors with a record $35 million fine for not reporting the ignition switch defect, officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had stern words for automakers who hid problems and delayed recalls. The thing is, NHTSA was hardly blameless in both the GM scandal and the new Takata airbag fiasco. Read more...

Federal Robotics Commission could accelerate arrival of self-driving cars

Back when investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first probed reports of unintended accelerations in Toyota vehicles, they ran into a serious internal roadblock. They lacked the expertise to examine the problem. Show More Summary

New House Report Blasts NHTSA

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

On the heels of yesterday's New York Times investigation, a report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee blasted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for an alleged series of critical mistakes leading up to GM's recall of some 2.2...

This Defines Toothless Regulation

Those from the mighty heights of American bidness are always quick to sound the alarm of ‘Too Much Regulation.’ And then we read this about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (boldface mine): The agency has also not made full … Continue reading ?

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