The NHTSA is holding the rare hearing to listen to evidence that Fiat Chrysler misbehaved on 23 recalls involving more than 11 million vehicles.
Air bags have the potential to push sun visors into passengers and cause injuries in a crash.
Fiat Chrysler found that water can get into the lift gate control modules on some Cherokees and cause an electrical short.
The company warns chimes and lights might not work on the instrument panel when the vehicles are started.
Fiat Chrysler is admitting that it missed legal deadlines to notify customers in five safety recalls.
GM and Subaru are adding vehicles to the growing list of models being recalled by 11 automakers due to potentially exploding air bags.
Six people have been killed and more than 100 injured due to the problem.
“One congressman even likened it to driving down the road with a shotgun pointed at your face.”
The feds are reopening an investigation into Jeep and Dodge sun visors after reports that some caught fire even after a recall repair.
Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren’t getting fixed quickly enough, the nation’s auto safety chief will host a gathering of automakers to search for solutions.