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Monday Read: New York Times Previews What's Likely To Happen At Tomorrow's NHTSA Hearing In D.C.
Monday Read: New York Times Previews What's Likely To Happen At Tomorrow's NHTSA Hearing In D.C.

Tomorrow, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's acting administrator, David Friedman, returns to capitol hill to testify before the Senate's consumer protection subcommittee. If you want a preview of how his appearance might go, check out the New York Times. That's not because the...Read More»

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid
2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid, 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Recalled For Stalling

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for select models of the Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid SUV. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles could suffer from stall-like conditions, increasing the risk of an accident. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Investigated For Stalling

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan (similar to the 2005 model pictured above). According to an agency bulletin, several owners have reported incidents of stalling in the minivan. MUST READ: GMC Sierra Vs. Ram 1500...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco
One Of The Safest: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Earns Five-Star Rating

The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata has now secured a place in the top tier of affordable mid-size sedans for safety-conscious shoppers. It's been tested by the federal government, and in ratings recently released has earned an excellent five stars both overall and in frontal and side-impact...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis
Hyundai Slapped With $17.35 Million Fine For Delayed Recall Of The 2009-2012 Genesis

Last fall, South Korean automaker Hyundai recalled Genesis vehicles from the 2009-2012 model years. Unfortunately for Hyundai, the recall was long overdue, and now the company has been hit with a $17.35 million fine from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Genesis recall...Read More»

Breathalyzer
Why Can't Cars Tell When A Driver Is Drunk? NHTSA's Working On That

We have smartphone apps that can adjust thermostats from thousands of miles away. We have bracelets to track our movement and our vital statistics. So why don't we have devices in our cars to determine when motorists are too drunk to drive? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has...Read More»

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2008 Honda Accord Investigation Upgraded Following Accidental Airbag Deployments

On January 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of the 2008 Honda Accord sedan. At the time, the agency had received a total of 28 complaints from consumers who claimed that the Accord's side curtain and/or torso air bags had deployed when they'd shut the...Read More»

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
NHTSA Investigates 2008 Chevrolet Impala, 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched three unrelated investigations of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala, the 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, and the 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata. Together, the safety probes affect nearly 750,000 car owners in the U.S. ALSO SEE: Death List 2015: The Cars...Read More»

Safety Seat
NHTSA: 628 Children Have Died In Hot Cars Since 1998; Technology To Protect Kids "Isn't There Yet"

Senior officials from the Department of Transportation held a press conference yesterday in Washington, D.C., and the news they shared wasn't much comfort to parents and guardians of small children. According to Detroit News, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and David Friedman, Acting...Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
No One At NHTSA Has Been Fired Over GM's Ignition Switch Fiasco. Should They Be?

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx made an appearance at the National Press Club yesterday. According to Detroit News, he told the assembled crowd that no one at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been fired or even disciplined for failing to spot trouble signs at...Read More»

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Honda Adds 1,000,000 California Vehicles To Airbag Recall: Accord, Civic, CR-V, Acura MDX, More

Today, Brazil's World Cup team is no doubt feeling down in the dumps. But if you're reading this, guys, take heart: it could be worse. You could work for Takata. Takata's faulty airbags have been responsible for over 11 million vehicle recalls -- and the list is still growing. In fact, it's now...Read More»

2007 Jeep Liberty Limited
We Asked, Now NHTSA Asks: What's Taking So Long For The Jeep Grand Cherokee & Liberty Fix?

A lot has happened in the past year. GM recalled millions of automobiles. Americans became interested in soccer (briefly). And grandmothers from coast to coast learned about the New Orleans bounce music phenomenon known as twerking. But you know what hasn't happened? The repairing of several...Read More»

2014 Nissan Versa Note
2012-2014 Nissan Versa Investigated For Snagged Shoes & Unwanted Acceleration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the Nissan Versa from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years. The probe includes all three versions of the Versa: the hatchback, the sedan, and the Note. To date, NHTSA has received at least four complaints from...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Cruze RS
2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze Recalled For Faulty Airbags Made By Takata

General Motors has issued a recall for 2013 and 2014 models of the Chevrolet Cruze. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall stems from a faulty driver-side airbag. Sound familiar? It should. Over the past year, automakers around the world have...Read More»

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Grand Caravan, And Other Chrysler Models Investigated For Ignition Flaw

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of five vehicles in response to complaints that keys in the ignition switch can be knocked out of the "run" position, leaving the vehicles without power and, potentially, airbags. Sound familiar? It's exactly the sort...Read More»

2004 Toyota Corolla XRS
Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, Lexus SC, Pontiac Vibe Recalled For Faulty Airbags (Again)

Earlier this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of airbags made by the Takata company. Now, Toyota has issued a recall for 844,277 Toyota, Lexus, and Pontiac vehicles from model years 2002-2004 to fix those flawed components. ALSO SEE: Ford Admits To...Read More»

2007 Jeep Liberty Limited
One Year Later, Still No Fix For Recalled 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty

One year ago, we reported on an unusual showdown between Chrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over a proposed recall of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty. Despite Chrysler's initial resistance, the stalemate was short-lived, and within a couple of weeks, the...Read More»

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
NHTSA Investigates Chrysler Recall Of 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty & 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

In November 2012, Chrysler recalled nearly 745,000 Jeep vehicles: the 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty and the 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The problem? A glitch in the Occupant Restraint Control module, which was causing airbags to deploy at random, with little or no warning. MUST SEE: How To Kill Your...Read More»

Toy car accident
Study: Automobile Crashes Cost America $871 Billion Per Year

For years, U.S. traffic fatalities have been on the decline, thanks in no small part to car safety features like seatbelts, crumple zones, airbags, and braking assistance. That's great news, but it overshadows the fact that even tiny fender-benders can have massive financial implications. A new...Read More»

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