National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

  • transportation Apr 12

    Traffic Drop From Stay-at-Home Orders Imperils Road Funding

    State highway departments across the U.S. are starting to feel the financial pinch from a dramatic decline in driving caused by coronavirus precautions. Fewer vehicles on the roads means fewer gallons of gas purchased, which means less tax revenue for repairs and new projects.

  • Takata air bags recall Jan 18

    BMW Recalls About 357K Vehicles for Takata Air Bag Inflators

    BMW is recalling nearly 357,000 older vehicles in the U.S. to replace dangerous Takata front air bag inflators. The inflators are among 10 million sold to 14 automakers that Takata is recalling. It’s the last recall that the bankrupt Takata agreed to in a 2015 settlement with U.S. safety regulators. The U.S. government released details of three BMW recalls on…

  • Takata air bags recall Jan 9

    Takata Recall of 10M Inflators Could Be Last of Air Bag Saga

    Takata is recalling 10 million more front air bag inflators sold to 14 different automakers because they can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel. The recall is the last one the bankrupt company agreed to in a 2015 settlement with the U.S. safety regulators. It could bring to a close the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S….

  • New York Oct 9, 2019

    Brake Work Falsified Before Deadly NY Limo Crash, Former Auto Shop Worker Claims

    The Scholarie district attorney released a bombshell letter this week that could shift the blame for last year’s deadly limousine crash in upstate New York.

  • driver Oct 2, 2019

    NTSB Calls for National Seat Belt Requirements After Deadly NY Limo Crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board called Wednesday for new seat belt requirements for limousines following a crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people.

  • United States Sep 20, 2019

    GM Recalls Chevrolet Small SUVs; Suspension Welds Can Break

    General Motors is recalling more than 107,000 small SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because a suspension weld can break and cause steering problems. The recall covers the 2015 through 2018 Chevrolet Trax. Documents posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say an improperly welded joint can break, increasing the risk of a crash.

  • California Sep 20, 2019

    23 States Sue Trump to Keep California’s Auto Emission Rules

    California and 22 other states sued Friday to stop the Trump administration from revoking the authority of the nation’s most populous state to set emission standards for cars and trucks. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a day after it issued a regulation designed to pre-empt the state’s authority to set its own rules...

  • United States Aug 29, 2019

    Deaths Caused by Running Red Lights at 10-Year High

    The number of people killed by drivers running red lights has hit a 10-year high, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More than two people die every day because drivers ignore red lights, the study says.

  • United States Aug 29, 2019

    Deaths Caused by Drivers Running Red Lights at 10-Year High

    The number of people killed by drivers running red lights has hit a 10-year high, and AAA is urging drivers and pedestrians to use caution at traffic signals. In 2017, the latest figures available, 939 people were killed by vehicles blowing through red lights, according to a AAA study of government crash data. It’s the highest death toll since 2008...

  • United States Jun 28, 2019

    Honda to Recall 1.6M Vehicles, Finish Takata Recalls Early

    Honda is recalling 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, completing its required recalls six months ahead of schedule, the automaker said Friday. When the latest recall is done, Honda says it will have recalled or accounted for 22.6 million inflators in about 12.9 million vehicles. Takata inflators can explode with too much...

  • Canada Apr 23, 2019

    US Expands Probe Into ZF-TRW Air Bag Failures to 12.3M Vehicles

    U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles equipped with bags that may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in...

  • United States Apr 19, 2019

    BMW Adds Nearly 185,000 Vehicles to Recall Over Fire Risk

    BMW is adding nearly 185,000 vehicles in the U.S. to a 2017 recall for possible engine fires.

  • spokesman Feb 28, 2019

    Hyundai, Kia Recall Over 500K Vehicles as Fire Risk Spreads

    Hyundai and Kia have added more than a half-million vehicles to 3 ½-year string of U.S. recalls for engine failures and fires.
    Three recalls released Thursday by the government add new problems and vehicles to the Korean automakers’ list of safety woes, which have brought hundreds of complaints about fires from across the nation.

  • United States Dec 21, 2018

    Fire Risk Forces Recall of 874K Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks

    Ford is recalling more than 874,000 F-Series pickup trucks with engine block heaters in the U.S. and Canada because they can catch fire. The recall covers certain F-150s from the 2015 through 2019 model years, as well as the 2017 through 2019 F-250, 350, 450 and 550. The company says in documents posted Friday on the U.S. National Highway Traffic...

  • United States Nov 23, 2018

    GM Under Investigation for Faulty Brake Vacuum Pumps

    The U.S. government is investigating more than 100 complaints of poor brake performance on 2.7 million General Motors big pickups and SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a brake vacuum pump can deteriorate, causing increased braking effort and longer stopping distances. The agency has 111 consumer complaints including nine crashes and two injuries. The investigation covers 2014 through...

  • United States Oct 30, 2018

    Halloween Can Be Deadly for Pedestrians, Traffic Study Says

    Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger. Research published Tuesday found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian deaths on Halloween night than on other nights near that date. The study was based on four decades of U.S. traffic data, including 608 pedestrian deaths on 42 Halloweens.

  • United States Oct 25, 2018

    Nearly 1.5M Ford Focuses Recalled Over Engine Stalling

    Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million Focus compact cars in North America because a fuel system problem can cause the engines to stall without warning. The recall covers cars from the 2012 through 2018 model years with 2-liter four-cylinder engines. Ford says a valve in the fuel system can stick in the open position, causing too much vacuum, and an...

  • Donald Trump Oct 2, 2018

    Trump Car Emissions Rule Would Cause More Illnesses, Deaths, Study Finds

    An official environmental analysis by the government found that as many as 299 premature deaths annually by mid-century would be the result of President Donald Trump’s weakening of pollution and fuel-efficiency standards for new cars, NBC News reported. Additionally, the proposed change in standards, which rolled out in August, would cost Americans nearly 17,000 days of work a year, due...

  • United States Sep 6, 2018

    About 2 Million Ford F-150s Recalled Over Seat Belt Device Fire Risk

    A fire risk in seat belts in some recent Ford F-150s prompted the automaker to recall more than 1.5 million of them. Sparks can fly when seat belts are suddenly tightened, according to the company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Seventeen instances of smoke or fire related to the recall were reported to Ford in the United States...

  • United States Aug 22, 2018

    US Traffic Deaths Fell Slightly in First Half of Year

    The number of people killed on U.S. roads fell slightly in the first half of 2018, but a top safety organization says it’s likely that there will be little change in the number of deaths from 2017 by the end of the year. The National Safety Council on Wednesday estimated that 18,720 people were killed in traffic crashes from January...

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