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FCA Awaits NHTSA’s Wrath After Recall Hearings

Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration took the unusual step of hauling a single automaker to the Capitol to scold Fiat Chrysler for delays in recalls and repairs. The hearing is ahead of anticipated fines NHTSA may deal later this month, possibly as high as $700 million. Show More Summary

Feds Vow To Punish Fiat Chrysler For Mishandling Recalls

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

After today’s public hearing in Washington, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will punish Fiat Chrysler for its mishandling of 23 recalls involving over 11 million cars. Read more...

Top US auto safety regulator says Chrysler to face sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief U.S. auto safety regulator says Fiat Chrysler will face sanctions for violating safety laws in multiple recalls. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind says the agency will act before Labor Day and that the automaker will face enforcement action.

Feds: Fiat Chrysler Misled Safety Regulators, Failed At Recalls

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A public whipping is indeed what Fiat Chrysler is getting at a public hearing in Washington D.C. today, where officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration accused the automaker of violating safety laws and misleading them about recalls. Read more...

US regulator says Fiat Chrysler recall woes are widespread

Jennifer Timian, acting director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's defect investigation office, made the remarks Thursday to start a public hearing on the company's recall performance.

All American LaFerraris Recalled For Headrests And Tire Pressure Issues

last weekVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Not even million-dollar hypercars are fast enough to escape the wrath of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Ferrari North America is recalling an estimated 85 examples of the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari currently in the United States and seven in Canada to fix issues related to the tire pressure warning system and headrests. Show More Summary

NHTSA investigating 630k Jeep Wranglers for possible airbag fault

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into the 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler for the possibility of the driver's side airbag not deploying due to a wiring issue. If a recall is necessary, it could affect an estimated 630,000 vehicles. Show More Summary

Lawmakers Spread Anger in Recalls Over Airbags

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been under scrutiny after extensive recalls of faulty Takata airbags and G.M. switches.

Ferrari recalling 85 LaFerraris under two separate campaigns

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued two recalls for LaFerrari, one involving the headrests and the other the tire pressure monitor system. Continue reading Ferrari recalling 85 LaFerraris under two separateShow More Summary

NHTSA isn't as thorough as you think

An audit by the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General discovers dire problems within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its investigation methods prior to GM's ignition switch recall. Continue...Show More Summary

Scathing Audit Reveals NHTSA Is A Five-Star Government Clusterfuck

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is supposed to be the government agency that protects us on the road. That stops us from getting into vehicular death traps. That saves our loved ones and ourselves from horrific ends. But it has failed, and the new government audit of its work is both damning and terrifying. Read more...

121k Dodge Darts being investigated over braking problem

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the Dodge Dart due to reports of braking problems. Some 121,000 cars are possibly affected, all from the 2013 model year. Continue reading 121k Dodge Darts being investigated...Show More Summary

Another Report Finds NHTSA Failed To Hold Automakers Responsible For Defects, Other Issues

The hits keep on coming for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Less than a month after internal reports determined the agency failed to adequately address the General Motors ignition switch defect that has been linked to more than 100 deaths, an audit from the U.S. Show More Summary

Feds Probe Brake Problems in 2013 Dodge Dart Compacts

David Zalubowski/AP2013 Dodge Dart DETROIT -- U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of braking problems with Dodge Dart compact cars. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 121,000Show More Summary

Obama Administration Proposes New Emission Standards For Heavy-Duty Trucks

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced new performance standards on Friday for heavy- and medium-duty trucks and tractor-trailers,...Show More Summary

Exclusive: U.S. regulators detail alleged Fiat Chrysler recall failings

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

The document, an official draft of a notice to be published in the Federal Register, contains the most strongly worded language to date by regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and expands from 20 to 22 the number of recalls that NHTSA intends to scrutinize at a public hearing on July 2. Show More Summary

Why Isn't Self-Defense Training Available to Every Woman Who Wants It?

Imagine if someone found a simple, quick, and cost-effective method of preventing car accidents that could cut the rate of highway deaths by half. Would it be reasonable for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to refuse...Show More Summary

How the Government Plans to Prevent Drunk Driving

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Air traffic control absurdities highlighted by Dick Smith

Dick Smith has driven a long series of disclosures in recent weeks in The Australian of absurdities in the administration of air services and safety in this country, and this morning’s installment concerning Lord Howe Island air traffic issues is by far the most telling. However it is behind a paywall, although there is no [...]

NHTSA Details New Alcohol ‘Smart Car’ Tech To Tackle Drink Driving: Video

Technology that can detect if a driver is over the legal blood-alcohol limit simply through smell and touch may soon be available in almost every new car on the market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the...Show More Summary

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