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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Automobile recalls are on pace to break recent highs

    Automobile recalls are on pace to break recent highs
    Automakers are on a torrid recall pace this year. Car companies have recalled about 11 million vehicles in the U.S. so far this year. General Motors Co. has called back the most: 6 million, including more than 2 million for an ignition switch issue...
  • GM to face daily fines over late response to regulators' questions

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining General Motors Co. $7,000 per day until it responds to all questions the agency submitted to it last month regarding an ignition switch defect. NHTSA said Tuesday it would levy the fine after...
  • Underinflated tires? 42% of drivers don't recognize warning light

    Underinflated tires? 42% of drivers don't recognize warning light
    Most drivers know that underinflated tires are a safety hazard. But many don’t recognize the dashboard warning light that signals a problem with a tire. A national survey by Schrader International, considered the inventor of the pneumatic tire...
  • Recall alert: 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, Escape, C-Max, Lincoln MKZ

    Recall alert: 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, Escape, C-Max, Lincoln MKZ
    Vehicles Affected: About 42,972 model-year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, and Ford Escape SUVs and C-Max Energi and Hybrid vehicles The Problem:The vehicles' seatback frames do not comply with National Highway Traffic Safety...
  • Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, Escape, C-Max, Lincoln MKZ

     
    Vehicles Affected: About 42,972 model-year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, and Ford Escape SUVs and C-Max Energi and Hybrid vehicles The Problem:The vehicles' seatback frames do not comply with National Highway Traffic Safety...
  • Zero Motors announces small recall for potentially catastrophic motor failure

     
    Filed under: Safety, Technology, Motorcycle, Electric Bad news for those rooting for electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero - the brand is recalling 94 bikes built between December 26, 2013 and February 18, 2014. This is the second recall for the small-...
  • Ford recalls 434k vehicles for several unrelated issues

     
    Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Ford It seems that the hard winter in much of the country has been as rough on some Fords as it has on many people. The Blue Oval is recalling roughly 434,000 vehicles in two separate recalls, and one of them partially caused...
  • Steve Paul: GM case may once again undermine confidence

    General Motors is in a world of hurt. With 6.3 million cars under recall and at least 13 fatalities associated with faulty ignition switches in Chevrolet Cobalts, the outlook for the corporate giant would be bad enough. But with evidence that the car...
  • U.S. safety regulators close investigation into Tesla fires

    U.S. safety regulators close investigation into Tesla fires
    (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators on Friday said they had closed an investigation into several fires in Tesla Model S electric sports cars after determining the incidents were not likely to become a trend, which sent the company's shares up as much as 4....
  • Why are automakers recalling so many cars?

    Why are automakers recalling so many cars?
    Another recall? Recalls have become as much a part of the automotive industry as engines. Recalls are up 4 percent from the previous decade while auto sales have decreased by 10 percent. Despite an unparalleled level of mechanical and electric...
  • Spiders catch Mazda in recall web again

    Spiders catch Mazda in recall web again
    (Reuters) - For the second time in three years, Mazda Motor Corp has issued a recall for Mazda6 sedans in North America because of a spider that likes the smell of gasoline and weaves a web that blocks a vent in the engine. Mazda told U.S. regulators...
  • Mazda spiders return, 42k Mazda6 sedans recalled for webby fuel tanks

     
    Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Safety, Mazda It seems that Yellow Sac spiders really, really love Mazda. Three years after Mazda recalled 52,000 Mazda6 sedans over spider webs obstructing the evaporative canister vent lines of 2009 and 2010 Mazda6 models,...