National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2011-2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recalled For Soggy Batteries, Fire Risk
2011-2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recalled For Soggy Batteries, Fire Risk

Volkswagen has issued a recall for Touareg Hybrid crossovers from model-years 2011 to 2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the batteries on some of those vehicles may short out and could cause a fire. ALSO SEE: Kia Soul Vs. Toyota RAV4: Compare Cars...Read More»

Auto mechanics, California (photo by T. Voekler, via Wikimedia)
Study: Nearly 20% Of U.S. Cars Are Under Recall

We've seen an especially high number of auto recalls over the past couple of years. In 2014 alone, 64 million vehicles in the U.S. were recalled -- a new record. Thanks to the ongoing Takata airbag fiasco and Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis, dealer service centers will likely be busy for months, if...Read More»

Google Self-Driving Car Prototype
Google's Autonomous Car Software Determined To Be A 'Driver' In Big Win For Self-Driving Vehicles

There are plenty of obstacles impeding Planet Earth's transition to autonomous cars, but one of the biggest involves resolving the many legal questions associated with self-driving vehicles. In a huge win for fans of autonomous cars, though, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has...Read More»

2014 Subaru Tribeca
2006-2014 Subaru Tribeca Recalled For Hood Latch Problem

Subaru is recalling approximately 77,000 Tribeca crossovers from the 2006-2014 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the hood latches on some of those vehicles may be prone to opening while the car is in motion. The problem has been linked to...Read More»

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat by Hennessey Performance
2011-2016 Dodge Charger Recalled To Keep It From Slipping Off Jacks: 441,000 Affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 441,578 Dodge Chargers from the 2011 to 2016 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles may be at risk of slipping off their jacks when lifted. READ: Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: New Jersey...Read More»

2015 Audi Q5
2015 Audi Q5, Volkswagen Tiguan Recalled

Some of you may have seen the headline above and thought, "Oh, Volkswagen must've finally figured out how to fix some of its 3.0-liter diesels". But no, those plans were only submitted to the California Air Resources Board on Tuesday, and it'll be a while before they're approved (or possibly...Read More»

2009 Dodge Journey
Airbag Recall: Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Journey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Volkswagen Routan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 112,001 Chrysler, Dodge, and Volkswagen vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective airbag systems. The good news? The recalls aren't related to the ongoing Takata airbag fiasco. ALSO SEE: Toyota Pulls The Plug On Scion, But Why? The bad news? At least seven...Read More»

2015 Nissan Altima
2013-2015 Nissan Altima Recalled A Third Time To Fix Latches: 846,000 Vehicles Affected

In September 2014, Nissan recalled more than 220,000 Altima vehicles from model-year 2013 to replace faulty hood latches. In March 2015, the recall widened to include 625,000 Altimas from 2013, 2014, and 2015. (In-between, more than 170,000 other Nissan and Infiniti models were recalled for similar...Read More»

2006 Ford Ranger FX4 Off-Rd
2004-2006 Ford Ranger Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags: 391,000 Trucks Affected

Earlier this week, we reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety administration had conclusively linked a tenth fatality to Takata's poorly designed airbags. The death occurred in a Ford Ranger pickup, making in the ninth in the U.S. and the first to take place in a vehicle not manufactured...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus
2012-2013 Ford Focus Front & Center In NHTSA Door-Latch Probe

The past 12 months haven't been kind to Ford's door latches. In March of 2015, the automaker recalled about 212,000 Explorer SUVs from 2011-2013 to replace latches that could pop open during collisions. Two months later, 156,000 Ford Fiesta, Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ models from 2012, 2013, and 2014...Read More»

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011-2013 Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee Recalled For Fire Risk (Again)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for nearly 389,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an electrical problem in some of those vehicles could start a fire. Sound familiar?...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis
2015 Hyundai Genesis, 2011-2012 Hyundai Elantra Recalled

Hyundai has issued two recalls in recent days that cover more than 166,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. Select 2015 Hyundai Genesis models are being recalled to replace faulty tires, while the 2011 and 2012 Hyundai Elantra suffers from a problem with its electronic stability control system...Read More»

Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system demo  -  Japan, 11/2012
Feds Have A Three-Point Plan To Accelerate Rollout Of New Technology In Cars

If you're one of the many folks who's criticized federal agencies for being behind the times on auto issues, we've got good news. The feds have heard you, and they've got a three-point plan to bring themselves -- and automakers -- up speed. SLOW ROLLERS For a while, it seemed as if there wasn't...Read More»

Chrysler's DriveUconnect website for Uconnect owners
Feds Say Fiat Chrysler Uconnect Radios Were The Only Ones Vulnerable To Hackers (This Time)

Last summer, two good-guy hackers wrote some very clever code that allowed them to take control of a Jeep Cherokee. After an extensive investigation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that the vulnerabilities those hackers exploited are found only on Fiat Chrysler...Read More»

2008 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport VE
Mazda Updates Takata Airbag Recall Again: 375,000 Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, RX-8 Vehicles Affected

In November, the long, frustrating Takata recall reached a turning point. After months of stonewalling and foot-dragging, after numerous deaths and injuries had been linked to its exploding airbags, and after losing its biggest client (Honda), Takata finally admitted fault. The company was fined...Read More»

2016 Buick Enclave Tuscan Edition
2016 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Recalled For Seat Problems

General Motors has issued a recall for select 2016 models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those SUVs may have been improperly manufactured. The problem with these vehicles lies in the third-row seat...Read More»

2013 Audi A7 TDI
2012-2013 Audi A6, A7 Recalled To Fix Airbag Problem

Volkswagen Group of America has announced a recall of more than 21,000 Audi A6 and A7 vehicles from the 2012 and 2013 model years. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from electrical flaws that could prevent airbags from deploying during...Read More»

Carl the Dummy from Chrysler's 'What's My AQ?' trivia game
New Tests, New Crash Dummies, And More Changes In Store At NHTSA

The past couple of years have not been kind to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but it appears NHTSA has learned from its mistakes and is making a concerted effort to do better in the future. NHTSA has always been a scapegoat for automakers and elected officials, but recently...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape, 2013-2014 Focus ST Recalled To Fix Electrical Glitch Linked To Stalling

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for more than 9,000 Ford Escape and Ford Focus ST models. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could cause vehicles to stall unexpectedly. ALSO SEE: 28 States Use...Read More»

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