National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2017 Volvo XC90, S90, and V90 Cross Country recalled over airbag problems
2017 Volvo XC90, S90, and V90 Cross Country recalled over airbag problems

Volvo is recalling more than 5,500 cars in the U.S. to fix a problem with their airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of the inflatable curtain airbags in those vehicles may have been installed using poorly manufactured bolts, which could dramatically...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300)
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Series recalled to fix airbag glitch

Mercedes-Benz is recalling roughly 12,500 E-Class vehicles from the 2017 model year to fix a manufacturing problem that could increase the risk of injury during collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that the occupant detection control unit in some 2017 E-Class cars...Read More»

2017 BMW i3
2014-2017 BMW i3 hybrid recalled to fix fire hazard

BMW is recalling more than 19,000 i3 range-extended hybrids from the 2014 - 2017 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may suffer from a design flaw that could result in a fire risk. The flaw in question involves the i3's fuel tank vent...Read More»

2017 Dodge Charger
2014-2017 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger recalled: nearly 75,000 vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 75,000 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger vehicles from the 2014-2017 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the powertrains on some of those vehicles may not have been properly manufactured. Specifically, NHTSA says...Read More»

2012 BMW 5-Series
2011-2012 BMW 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, 7-Series recalled for powertrain flaw

BMW has announced a recall of nearly 9,000 vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a key driveshaft component on those cars may be prone to break. The component in question is the rear driveshaft constant-velocity joint (aka the...Read More»

Motor-Vehicle Deaths and Changes, 2016 (from the National Safety Council)
More data suggests that traffic deaths rose sharply in 2016

In January, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued some preliminary data on traffic fatalities for the first nine months of 2016. Now, the National Safety Council has released estimates of its own, providing more strong hints that the number of roadway deaths in America rose...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Passat
2017 Volkswagen Passat recalled over brake fluid leak

Volkswagen has announced a recall of more than 1,000 Passat vehicles from the 2017 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may be losing brake fluid, which could reduce their braking power over time. The issue is rooted in brake-line...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda3
Madza recalls 2011 Mazda2, 2010-2011 Mazda3, Mazdaspeed3 for seat problems

Mazda has announced a recall of nearly 174,000 vehicles from the 2010 and 2011 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the driver's seats in some of those vehicles may suffer from problems that interfere with a motorist's ability to remain in good driving...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice
2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice, 2007-2010 Saturn Sky recalled to fix airbag glitch

General Motors has announced plans to recall some 91,007 Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky Roadsters built for the 2006-2010 model years. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that one the airbags in those vehicles may be disabled, increasing the risk of injury to...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Hyundai Elantra recalled over brake problems: nearly 34,000 vehicles affected

Hyundai Motor America is recalling the 2017 Hyundai Elantra to fix a potentially serious problem with the car's brake booster. The recall affects 33,803 Elantra vehicles registered in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Elantra's brake booster was supplied...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch
2016-2017 Chevrolet Cruze recalled: 17,000 vehicles affected

General Motors is recalling more than 17,000 Cruze vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the seats in some of those vehicles may have been improperly manufactured. The problem is limited to the Cruze's driver and front passenger...Read More»

2017 Maserati Quattroporte
2014-2017 Maserati Quattroporte, Ghibli, and Levante recalled for fire risk: nearly 40k affected

Maserati has recalled nearly 40,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. because they may be at risk of catching fire. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects 2014-2017 models of the Maserati Quattroporte, Ghibli, and Levante. As we often see in cases when...Read More»

2003 BMW X5-Series 4.4i
2000-2003 BMW 3-Series, 5-Series, X5 recalled, may contain Takata airbags

If you've been following the Takata recall, you know what a fiasco it's been: The company has repeatedly denied that its airbags were fatally flawed (despite lots of evidence to the contrary); The agency responsible for managing the recall dragged its feet for far too long; The recall has been...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima
2015-2017 Nissan Altima recalled to fix lock glitch: 341,000 vehicles affected

This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall of 341,000 Nissan Altima vehicles from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years. The agency reports that some of those vehicles could have been improperly manufactured, and as a result, the cars' doors may unlock...Read More»

Change in fatalities between the first 9 months of 2015 & the first 9 months of 2016 (NHTSA est.)
Traffic deaths continued sharp increase in 2016: highest number of fatalities since 2007

It's only January, and official stats on traffic fatalities for 2016 aren't expected for at least 10 more months. However, early estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that auto-related deaths surged during the first nine months of last year. If those stats prove...Read More»

2009 Audi A3
Volkswagen Eos, Golf A6, GTI, Jetta SportWagen, Rabbit, Audi A3 recalled for braking problem

Volkswagen is recalling a wide range of VW and Audi vehicles from the 2009 and 2010 model years to fix a problem with their antilock braking systems. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 135,683 cars in the U.S. are affected. CHECK OUT: 2018 Honda Odyssey video preview...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled to fix airbag problem

Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 48,000 GLE models from 2016 and 2017 to address a software flaw that could prevent the crossover's airbags from working as intended. The problem is rooted in the GLE's occupant classification system (OCS), which determines whether or not an adult is seated in the...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Sonata
2013 Hyundai Sonata investigated for seatbelt failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata following two reports that the car's seatbelts failed to restrain passengers during collisions. You might think that NHTSA would require more than two complaints before initiating a probe...Read More»

2017 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Honda Ridgeline recalled to fix electrical glitch

Honda is recalling the 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup, following more than 400 warranty claims involving an improperly manufactured wiring harness. The component was supplied by Delphi Automotive. According to a statement from Honda, the issue with the harness could cause electrical problems...Read More»

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