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Ford's F-150 Strategy Gets Another Big Endorsement; Stock Still A Bargain

Disclosure: I own Ford shares Ford’s (NYSE:F) 2015 F-150 SuperCrew model received the highest 5-Star score endorsement for Overall Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That’s certainly good news for Ford, as it tries to transition from heavier steel tracks to lighter aluminum trucks, to improve fuel efficiency without compromising [...]

Takata Fails To Disclose Information About Vehicle Airbag Defect

Agency Moves to Preserve Automobile Recalled Inflators The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking Takata to task for reportedly failing to provide agency-requested information related to an airbag default in vehicles that has been linked to possibly six deaths and hundreds of injuries. Show More Summary

U.S. safety regulators probe Subaru cars' air bags

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into Subaru Impreza cars from model year 2012 because the front passenger seat air bags may fail to operate. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said...Show More Summary

US Safety Body NHTSA Calls For Safety Efficiency Overhaul, Better Recalls

America's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling on automakers to invest greater focus in managing car safety issues. The Administration wants manufacturers to be more proactive in identifying defect issues, and more efficient in handling any subsequent recalls. Show More Summary

NHTSA’s Rosekind Calling For Automaker Safety Summit

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind is calling for a summit with industry CEOs to improve automotive safety. Automotive News reports Rosekind wants to hold the summit as soon as June to discuss with the...Show More Summary

NHTSA Closes Five-Year Probe Into 1.8M GM Trucks & SUVs With Brake Failure; Doesn’t Order Recall

After five years of investigating why brake lines in some 1.8 million older trucks and SUVs have a tendency to fail, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration failed to find a safety defect and plans to close the probe without ordering General Motors to replace the often rusted brake lines. NHTSA’s investigation, which first began [PDF] in … [More]

NHTSA Closes Probe Into 1.9M Chrysler, Dodge Minivans Without Determining Cause Of Stalling Issue

Following months of analyzing data, reviewing a recall petition and assessing more than 720 consumers complaints, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided to close a probe into nearly 1.9 million Chrysler minivans without...Show More Summary

NHTSA Reviewing Petition To Open Investigation Into Ford Vehicle Lighting Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened and closed an investigation into lighting issues in several models of Ford vehicles back in 2008 without demanding a recall. That decision apparently isn’t sitting well with a...Show More Summary

Republicans want to privatize air traffic control

Here's a great Republican idea: Let's privatize air traffic control. Don't you want corporate profits to be a factor in your safety in the air? Republicans point to delays on the Federal Aviation Administration's technology upgrade from radar to NextGen as a reason to privatize. Show More Summary

NHTSA Investigating 2014 Nissan Airbag Software Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into Nissan’s March 2014 airbag software recall to determine its effectiveness. The Detroit News reports the recall — involving the vehicle’s occupant classification system...Show More Summary

NHTSA opens investigation into Nissan's handling of airbag recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into a Nissan recall to fix a faulty airbag sensor. The recall covered more than one million vehicles, but the agency continues to receive complaints from drivers who have had their cars repaired. Show More Summary

NHTSA Vows Crackdown Upon Drowsy Driving

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator Mark Rosekind announced his agency would crackdown on drowsy driving through data and strategy. The Detroit News reports the agency would work closely with state governments...Show More Summary

Nissan Expands Hood Latch Recall To 625,000 Additional Altima Sedans

Five months after Nissan first issued a recall of its most popular vehicle for hood latch issues, the car maker is adding more than 640,000 Altima sedans to the list. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports in a notice [PDF] that Nissan has recalled an additional 625,000 model year 2013 to 2015 Altima sedans that may … [More]

2015 Acura TLX: Safety and Security Personified

last monthVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Acura continues their safety reputation with their new TLX, earning the highest possible marks with both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  A 5 star rating from the government’s New Car Assessment Program and IIHS’s Top Safety Pick honors are forthcoming as well. Show More Summary

NHTSA Adds Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ To Ongoing Door Latch Investigation

After receiving notice of additional consumer complaints the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration added thousands of Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles to an ongoing investigation into door latches that may inadvertently openShow More Summary

Don’t Let a Fender Bender Break the Bank

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there were more than 5.6 million police-reported crashes in the U.S. in 2013. No doubt these crashes can take a huge emotional and financial toll on those impacted – and you might be surprised to learn what your policy covers, and doesn’t cover. The price tag [...]

NHTSA To Congress: Pull Recalled Used, Rental Vehicles Off The Road

The next vehicle the TTAC Zaibatsu or the B&B rent could be safer if Congress heeds the call of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. AutoGuide reports the NHTSA is calling upon Congress to pass legislation that would bar...Show More Summary

NHTSA Fines Airbag Maker $14,000 a Day

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Airbag-manufacturer Takata will be fined $14,000 a day by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because it has not cooperated with a probe of its faulty airbags, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today. Related: NHTSA Urges Quick Fix of Defective...

Which Drugs Are the Deadliest to Drive On?

This month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report (pdf) called "Drug and Alcohol Crash Risk" that took a look at how often illegal drugs cause car accidents. In a finding that should surprise nobody, researchers found that people who used drugs were more likely to crash. Show More Summary

Record 63.9 million vehicles recalled in U.S. in 2014

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Automakers recalled a record 63.9 million vehicles in the U.S. last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a Thursday report.

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