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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?

yesterdayVehicles / 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

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 ?

NHTSA investigating Ford Fiesta for faulty door latches

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation on the 2011-2013 Ford Fiesta because the regulator has received 61 complaints from drivers, including one claim of an injury, about the doors on the subcompacts failing to latch and sometimes even flying open while driving. Show More Summary

New York Times: NHTSA Has 'Record of Missteps'

A New York Times investigation into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration alleges that the nation's top auto safety regulator spent the past decade stumbling over recalls and withholding its legal powers to regulate an auto industry with record-breaking recalls...

First Quarter 2014 Vehicle Fatality Estimates Released

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) — a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation — recently released statistical projections of traffic fatalities for the first quarter of this year. While the numbers are high, there are signs of some positive trends. Show More Summary

Chrysler minivans under investigation for stalling after fuel refill

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least one man has reported that his 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan stalled unexpectedly on the highway shortly after being refueled. The unidentified man who contacted NHTSA...Show More Summary

Big Government Begins to Take Control of Our Cars

Big Government gets its grasping hands into everything — even our cars: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an “advanced notice

NHTSA advances with vehicle-to-vehicle technology

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Early this year, the US Department of Transportation’s (DoT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it would begin steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology, in a bid to prevent accidents. Now,...Show More Summary

Auto group says nerve center defect behind Chrysler problems

Some Chrysler owners say their car has a mind of its own; Center for Auto Safety wants the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate

NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Explorer PI brakes

This year more than most, it's pleasant when we can string together a few days without word of an automaker or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcing a bunch of new recalls. It's seemingly been a little quiet on...Show More Summary

NHTSA Site Will Tell You If Your Car Has Been Recalled

There have been 46 million cars recalled in the U.S. this year. Was yours one of them? A new site from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the answer. The site, Safecar.gov, lets you look up your car or truck's status...Show More Summary

NHTSA 2016 V2V Proposal Open For Public Comment

As reported earlier, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveiled plans to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle technology within the next few years through a proposal that could take just as long to make it through Congress. Since then, more details and reactions about the V2V proposal have come out. Show More Summary

NHTSA Unveils VIN Recall Look-up Tool For Consumers

With as many as 26 million vehicles recalled by General Motors alone thus far in 2014, consumers may have a hard time determining if their vehicle needs to be repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has come up with a tool to help, however. Show More Summary

Feds Want American Teens To Just Get Drunk And Have Sex In The Woods

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with keeping our roads and highways safe, and generally they do a very commendable job. They recently started a new campaign to prevent teen drunk driving, and I think the subtext of it is impressively realistic: if you're drunk in the woods, don't drive; just stay there and fuck. Read more...

Has Your Recalled Car Been Fixed? Here's How to Find Out

Stephen Barnes, Transport/Alamy DETROIT -- The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the...Show More Summary

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