National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Should big-rigs be speed-limited?
Should big-rigs be speed-limited?

For over two years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been considering new rules that would require speed-limiters on future trucks and buses over 26,000 pounds. Unsurprisingly, many truckers dislike the proposal. NHTSA says that between 2004 and 2013, over 1,000 people died...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson recalled for software problem: 41,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Hyundai has announced a recall of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson to fix a software problem that could disable acceleration. The recall affects 41,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say that the issue is rooted in the Tucson's transmission...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, yellow
GM recalls 3.64 million Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC vehicles for airbag issue: full list

General Motors is recalling more than 3.64 million Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles registered in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the software that controls the airbags on those vehicles may not deploy the devices during collisions. The problem...Read More»

2016 Nissan Maxima
2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2015-2017 Murano, 2015-2016 Murano Hybrid recalled for fire risk

Nissan has announced a recall of more than 120,000 cars and crossovers from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may be prone to catch fire. The problem stems from an anti-lock braking system actuator pump...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Sonata
2016 Hyundai Sonata investigated for suddenly locking brakes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. According to agency documents, at least four owners have reported driving the Sonata when its rear brakes locked. More alarmingly, these incidents allegedly occurred without the drivers...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
2009-2010 Mazda Mazda6 recalled for airbag problem

Mazda is recalling nearly 42,000 Mazda6 sedans to fix a potential problem with their airbag systems. Tests show that the issue may prevent airbags from deploying during collisions. The components were supplied by Continental Automotive Systems, which notified Mazda of the problem in January...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis
2015 Hyundai Genesis recalled to fix glitchy instrument cluster

Hyundai is recalling over 3,000 Genesis sedans from the 2015 model year to fix a software problem that could pose a safety risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the software glitch affects the Genesis' LCD instrument cluster, which was supplied by Continental...Read More»

NHTSA's mandatory label for safety recall notices
NHTSA pushes for the electronic recall notices we should've had years ago

A little over a year ago, we told you about a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate that would've required automakers to send recall notices by both email and snail mail. Alas, that bill died, so the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking matters into its own hands with proposed...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Equinox
2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain recalled for windshield wiper woes

General Motors has issued a recall for 367,808 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles from the 2013 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may have a problem with their windshield wipers that could result in a loss of visibility while...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring
2007-2012 Mazda CX-7 recalled for corrosion problem

Mazda is recalling more than 190,000 Mazda CX-7 crossovers from model years 2007 to 2012. Like the Toyota and Lexus recall we wrote about earlier, the Mazda recall stems from corrosion that can affect a vehicle's suspension. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that water can...Read More»

2010 Toyota RAV4
2006-2011 Toyota RAV4, 2010 Lexus HS 250h recalled for suspension issue (again): 337,000 affected

Toyota is recalling more than 337,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles to fix a fairly serious problem with their suspensions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall is limited to the 2006-2011 Toyota RAV4 crossover and the 2010 Lexus HS 250h sedan. The problem with...Read More»

2016 MINI Clubman
2016-2017 MINI Clubman recalled for airbag problems

MINI is recalling more than 7,800 MINI Clubman vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles contain side curtain airbags that may not deploy properly during collisions. As NHTSA documents explain, the Clubman's airbags...Read More»

Toy car accident
More people are dying in car accidents, but why?

It takes a while to gather data on auto fatalities. Typically, annual stats aren't available until late in the following year. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration already has a solid hunch that deaths on U.S. roads increased in 2015, and now, the National Safety Council says...Read More»

2016 Jeep Renegade
2015-2016 Jeep Renegade recalled for trailer hitch glitch

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling select 2015 and 2016 Jeep Renegade crossovers to fix a problem with their trailer hitches. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects 8,561 vehicles registered in the U.S. NHTSA documents explain that the Renegade's...Read More»

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
2015-2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2016 Outlander and Lancer recalled for transmission woes

Last week, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was recalled to fix a problem with its continuously variable transmission. Now, a different problem with that same CVT has resulted in a recall affecting the 2015 and 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, as well as 2016 models of the Outlander and Lancer...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan
2013 Hyundai Elantra recalled for brake light problem: over 64,000 vehicles affected

Hyundai is recalling the 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan to fix a problem with its brake lights. More than 64,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected. The Elantra's problem is rooted in its brake pedal stopper pad, which was manufactured by Kyung Chang industrial. According to the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento recalled for serious suspension problem

Kia is recalling nearly 8,000 Sorento crossovers from the 2016 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a serious suspension problem that could boost the risk of accidents. ALSO SEE: Why buying a car alarm from a dealership...Read More»

2016 Buick Envision
2016-2017 Buick Envision, 2011 Buick Regal recalled: nearly 48,000 U.S. vehicles affected

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted two recalls of Buick vehicles--one for the 2016-2017 Buick Envision, the other for the 2011 Buick Regal. Combined, they affect nearly 48,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2016-2017 Buick Envision UNITS AFFECTED: 4,558...Read More»

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
2016 Volkswagen CC, e-Golf, Golf R, Tiguan recalled to fix child locks

Volkswagen has announced a recall of nearly 5,700 vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix an issue with the cars' child safety locks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem stems from components supplied by Kiekert CSSRO, which is based in the Czech Republic...Read More»

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