National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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

2016 Honda Odyssey
2011-2016 Honda Odyssey minivans recalled: 641,000 vehicles affected

This morning, Honda issued two safety recalls for 2011 - 2016 models of its popular Odyssey minivan. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recalls affect over 641,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2011-2016 Honda Odyssey UNITS AFFECTED: 633,753 This...Read More»

2009 Ford Fusion
2007-2009 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan investigated for brake failure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation of 2007, 2008, and 2009 models of the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan. According to an agency bulletin, 141 owners of those vehicles have complained about problems with their brakes. Each of those complaints involves...Read More»

2017 Kia Sorento
2016-2017 Kia Sorento, 2016 Sportage recalled for brake light glitch

Last week, Hyundai recalled some 5,600 crossovers due a wiring glitch that could cause trouble when the vehicles were towing trailers. Now, Hyundai's sister, Kia, is recalling more than 10,000 vehicles for the very same problem. At Kia, the issue affects 2016 and 2017 models of the Kia Sorento and...Read More»

2016 Jeep Patriot
2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot recalled to prevent potential stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 50,000 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot vehicles from the 2016 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles could be prone to stalling. The underlying problem with the...Read More»

2013 Jaguar XF
2012-2014 Land Rover Evoque, 2013 Jaguar XF investigated following rollaway complaints

Earlier this week, we reported on an investigation of the Ram 1500 pickup and Dodge Durango SUV stemming from 43 reports that the vehicles had rolled away while in "park". However, those aren't the only models being scrutinized following rollaway complaints: the 2012-2014 Land Rover Ranger Rover...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Tucson
2016-2017 Hyundai Tucson, 2017 Santa Fe recalled for brake light problem

Hyundai is recalling more than 5,600 Tucson and Santa Fe crossovers from the 2016 and 2017 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical glitch that could increase the risk of them being rear-ended...Read More»

2016 Dodge Durango
Ram 1500, Dodge Durango investigated for rollaway risk: 1,000,000 U.S. vehicles affected

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the Ram 1500 pickup and Dodge Durango SUV after more than three dozen owners complained that their vehicles had rolled away while parked. If the investigation reveals evidence of a persistent problem with the two...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Entourage Limited
2007-2008 Hyundai Entourage recalled to fix hood latch glitch

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of more than 41,000 Hyundai Entourage minvans from the 2007 and 2008 model-years. NHTSA bulletins indicate that some of those vehicles may have problems with their hood latches, which could increase the risk of accidents. The...Read More»

Apple car conceived by children's book author Richard Scarry
Apple finally, kinda-sorta says that it wants to build self-driving cars

The will it/won't it debate around Apple's not-so-secret desire to build self-driving cars has taken an interesting turn. In a recent letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company gave its biggest hint yet that autonomous vehicles are on its radar. The five-page letter...Read More»

Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system demo  -  Japan, 11/2012
Safety advocates sue NHTSA to mandate automatic braking

Many of you seem underwhelmed by automatic emergency braking, but earlier this year, more than 20 auto brands vowed to make the technology standard on new vehicles by the year 2022. The only problem? Those vows aren't binding, which leaves car companies free to renege on their promises. The...Read More»

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