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2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Honda Civic Join Nationwide Takata Recall, 2.3 Million Affected
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Honda Civic Join Nationwide Takata Recall, 2.3 Million Affected

In May, Takata finally fessed up: the Japanese parts supplier admitted that its airbags were fatally flawed and that automakers should launch nationwide recalls to replace the devices with others less likely to explode upon deployment. (Previously, the company had claimed that the only airbags at...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata Airbag Recall Might Not Be So Big After All: Is It NHTSA That Needs Fixing?

Last month, when Takata agreed to nationwide recalls of its fatally flawed airbags, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that some 34 million vehicles would be affected. But Reuters has sifted through various documents filed with NHTSA and determined that the real number is...Read More»

2015 Acura MDX
2014-2015 Acura MDX, RLX Recalled For Faulty Collision Avoidance Systems

Well, this is curious: a day after we reported on an investigation of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee's automated braking system, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of select 2014-2015 Acura MDX and RLX models for the same problem. ALSO SEE: NTSB Wants Collision...Read More»

Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system demo  -  Japan, 11/2012
NTSB Wants Collision Avoidance Systems To Come Standard On New Cars

Yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a special report entitled The Use of Forward Collision Avoidance Systems to Prevent and Mitigate Rear-End Crashes. In the 60-page document, the agency laid out some of its near-term hopes and dreams for America's auto industry. As the title...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Investigated For Over-Eager Automatic Braking

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. According to documents from the Office of Defects Investigation, NHTSA has received a number of complaints from owners about the Grand Cherokee's collision avoidance system. ALSO SEE...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata Defiant Before Congress, But Says It's Ditching Volatile Ammonium Nitrate In Airbags

Over the past year or two, Takata has taken a lot of heat from auto industry regulators, elected officials, and consumers over its deadly airbags. Auto News reports that in a recent appearance before members of Congress, representatives from the Japanese parts supplier defended their actions in the...Read More»

Percentage Change in Estimated Fatalities in 2014 From Reported 2013 Fatality Counts by NHTSA Region
2014 Traffic Fatalities: Lower Number of Deaths, Lowest Fatality Rate On Record

Though final stats on traffic fatalities for 2014 won't be available until later this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has already issued a preliminary report that shows some encouraging trends. However, parts of the country still have plenty of room for improvement...Read More»

Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, being co-developed by NHTSA & the auto industry
NHTSA Is Developing An Alcohol Detection System To End Drunk Driving: Would You Buy It? (Video)

Ignition interlocks are increasingly on the minds of folks who aim to end drunk driving. In 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggested that interlocks -- those devices that prevent a car from starting if they detect that a driver is blotto -- should be required for anyone...Read More»

2006 Mazda RX-8
Mazda Updates Takata Recall List: Over 470,000 RX-8, Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, B-Series Trucks Affected

In late May, Takata Corporation finally agreed to replace potentially deadly airbags found in vehicles across the U.S. Under certain conditions, the ammonium nitrate propellant Takata used in those devices can become very unstable, exploding upon deployment. To date, the airbags have caused at...Read More»

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES
2004-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution, Sportback Recall Widened To Replace Takata Airbags

Another day, another expansion of the ever-growing Takata airbag recall. This time, the victims are owners of the Mitsubishi Lancer, Lancer Evolution, and Lancer Sportback, which need to have passenger-side airbags replaced. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

2004 Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) WRX
2004-2005 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Saab 9-2x Boost Subaru's Takata Airbag Recall To 81,100

The slew of recalls related to Takata's potentially deadly airbags continues unabated. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru's recall roster has now grown to affect some 81,100 vehicles registered in the U.S. ALSO SEE: Subaru Adds To EyeSight Safety System In 2016...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325Ci
BMW's Takata Airbag Recall Now Affects 420,000 U.S. Vehicles: 3-Series, 5-Series, X5, More

After months of hemming, hawing, and haggling with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, auto parts supplier Takata has finally agreed to replace potentially deadly airbags found in vehicles across the U.S. Last week, automakers and NHTSA began updating their rosters of recalled...Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
Expanded Recall Of Takata Airbags Crashes NHTSA Website, Heavier Traffic To Come Next Week

The Takata airbag recall isn't just the largest recall in automotive history. As we mentioned earlier this week, it's one of the largest recalls, period. That's because, after months of dragging its feet and racking up $14,000-a-day fines for failure to cooperate with regulators, Takata has finally...Read More»

2010 Nissan Versa
2008-2010 Nissan Versa Probed For Suspension Problem Leading To Tire Punctures, Failed Brakes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched another investigation of the Nissan Versa* -- this time, focused on model-years 2008 to 2010. According to a NHTSA bulletin, those vehicles may suffer from a suspension problem that could cause damage to tires or even reduce braking...Read More»

2004 Nissan Sentra
2004-2006 Nissan Sentra, 2004 Pathfinder Added To Takata Recall: Over 263,000 Vehicles Affected

Last week, Nissan announced that it was adding 1.56 million vehicles to the long list of cars, trucks, and SUVs that have been recalled worldwide to replace potentially deadly airbags manufactured by Takata. At the time, the automaker didn't offer details about which makes and models were affected...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Crash Tests: U.S. Agencies Weigh In

The federal government has released crash-test results and ratings for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. And while the results are good, the C-Class misses the top five-star overall rating. In frontal impact the C-Class earns four stars out of five—due to a four-star performance for...Read More»

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
Over 130,000 Mitsubishi Lancer & Outlander Vehicles Recalled

Mitsubishi has issued two recalls for various models of the Mitsubishi Lancer and Outlander. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 130,000 vehicles from the 2009, 2010, and 2011 model-years are affected. MITSUBISHI RECALL#1: 2009-2011 Lancer, 2009-2010 Lancer...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Recalled To Fix Gear Indicator

General Motors has issued a recall for select models of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles may suffer from a software glitch that could lead to an accident. The problem is rooted in the Malibu's transmission...Read More»

OJ Simpson in vintage Hertz ad
Senate & House Consider Bills To Force Rental Companies To Repair Recalled Cars

Rental car companies like Avis and Hertz aren't required to fix recalled vehicles before loaning them to customers. Several years ago, that yielded tragic results for Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, two sisters who were killed after unknowingly renting a recalled car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The...Read More»

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