Stories tagged: nhtsa
Thu., May 30, 2019
The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating whether a 5-year-old General Motors seat belt recall fixed the problem
Fri., May 25, 2018
A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018
The U.S. government’s road safety agency says it has received allegations that defective Goodyear motor home tires caused crashes that killed or injured 95 people during the past two decades.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
The Trump administration is said to be reviewing the safety advantages of heavier cars – a point of controversy among researchers – as it considers lowering future automotive fuel economy …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017
Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that began in late 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
Ride the Ducks International has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties in an agreement reached with federal transportation officials.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016
New hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have poor eyesight, will hear them …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
All 16,000 Volvo heavy trucks that were recalled earlier this year for a dangerous steering problem have been repaired.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016
Government officials say traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. That’s the largest single-year increase in a half century.
Tue., May 3, 2016
U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into power brake assist failures in Ford F-150 pickup trucks without seeking a recall.
Mon., April 25, 2016
The U.S. government says it has closed an investigation into Honda’s failure to report deaths and injuries after the company met all of its obligations.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Nissan is recalling nearly 930,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide – some for a third time – to fix a latch problem that could let the hood fly open while the …
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016
Automobile recalls hit another record last year as stronger government enforcement and widening recalls of exploding air bags pushed the total above 51 million vehicles.