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Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Stratus, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Recalled to Fix Problems With Airbags, Brakes
Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Stratus, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Recalled to Fix Problems With Airbags, Brakes

Mitsubishi has issued two recalls affecting a range of Chrysler, Dodge, and Mitsubishi vehicles from model-years 2000 to 2009. The larger of the recalls is meant to fix a potential safety hazard associated with airbags (though not, thankfully, shrapnel), while the other addresses issues with the...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler - First Drive
2007-12 Jeep Wrangler & 2013 Dodge Dart Investigated For Faulty Airbags, Brakes

Within the past week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened two investigations of vehicles manufactured by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Both probes are in the Preliminary Evaluation phase, the first in a three-step process toward a recall. The first vehicle under NHTSA's...Read More»

2015 Cadillac CTS
2015 Cadillac ATS & CTS Recalled For Flaw In Brake System

General Motors is recalling 2,163 Cadillac ATS and CTS vehicles from the 2015 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may have been manufactured with a faulty part that could cause the brakes to fail. The part in question...Read More»

Inflated airbag
All Cars With Fatally Flawed Takata Airbags Have Been Identified: Check Your VIN Now

No question about it: the long, drawn-out recall of Takata airbags has been needlessly slow and complicated, hindered by reluctance, ineptitude, and a lack of leadership. Every party involved shares some of the blame: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 11 automakers that used...Read More»

2006 Toyota Tundra
Toyota Corolla, Sequoia, Tundra, More Added To Takata Recall: 2.9 Million Owners Now Affected

Like an evil blob of goo from a low-budget 1950s horror film, the long list of vehicles recalled to replace Takata's fatally flawed airbags keeps on growing, and there's no sign that it's slowing. A newly published update from Toyota brings the total number of Toyota and Lexus owners affected by...Read More»

2007 Honda Accord
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»

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