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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • New House Report Blasts NHTSA

     
    On the heels of yesterday's New York Times investigation, a report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee blasted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for an alleged series of critical mistakes leading up to GM's recall of some 2.2.......
  • Recall Alert: 2008-2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Tacoma

     
    Vehicles Affected: About 20,000 model-year 2008-14 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUVs and Tacoma pickup trucks equipped with accessory wheels and tires installed by Toyota or dealers before the vehicles' first sale. The Problem: The vehicles may incorrectly list...
  • Sobriety checkpoint nets five arrests for impaired driving

    A grant-funded sobriety checkpoint conducted in Glendale on Friday night yielded five drunk or drugged driving arrests, police said. More than 2,000 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, which was conducted at the intersection of Los Feliz Road and...
  • New York Times: NHTSA Has 'Record of Missteps'

     
    A New York Times investigation into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration alleges that the nation's top auto safety regulator spent the past decade stumbling over recalls and withholding its legal powers to regulate an auto industry with...
  • GM ignition-switch death toll could grow well beyond the 19 tallied

    GM ignition-switch death toll could grow well beyond the 19 tallied
    The number of people killed in crashes caused by a faulty ignition switch in older General Motors cars now stands at 19 and could grow to well over 100 based on the number of claims filed against the automaker. That is according to the first report from...
  • Child Passenger Safety Week: Protect That Precious Cargo

     
    Child-safety seats are an important part of keeping your child safe in your car. To be effective, however, they must be installed correctly. This is harder than it sounds; 3 out of 4 children aren't as safe in a car......
  • Keep kids safe in cars [Editorial]

    According to Safe Kids Worldwide, correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. The same organization, however, notes that Seventy-three percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly. Sunday marked...
  • Cars that drive themselves starting to chat with each other

    Cars that drive themselves starting to chat with each other
    DETROIT (Reuters) - An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology that indicates...
  • Recall Alert: 2014 BMW i3, Mini Cooper Hardtop

     
    Vehicles Affected: Nearly 30 model-year 2014 BMW i3 electric vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, and Mini Cooper Hardtop cars manufactured between Feb. 2 and May 30, 2014 The Problem: The airbag inflator may not have been assembled correctly, preventing...
  • Should You Use the Apple Watch in Your Car?

     
    Apple just took the wraps off its new iPhone 6, which ships on Sept. 19 for a contract-tethered starting price of $199. Along with the phone came a new ??? and much-anticipated ??? device from the Cupertino, Calif., company: the......
  • Chrysler minivans under investigation for stalling after fuel refill

     
    Filed under: Minivan/Van, Safety, Chrysler, Dodge According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least one man has reported that his 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan stalled unexpectedly on the highway shortly after being refueled. The...
  • Recall Alert: 2005-2008 Ford Escape, 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrids

     
    Vehicles Affected: More than 70,000 hybrid crossovers, including model-year 2005-08 Ford Escape hybrids manufactured between Oct. 13, 2003, and June 20, 2008, and 2006-08 Mercury Mariner hybrids manufactured between June 10, 2005, and June 20, 2008 The...