Safety Advocates Say Fatal Car Seat Failures Are 'Public Health Crisis'Safety advocates say automakers and regulators have acted with "criminal" negligence in failing to remedy a long-acknowledged auto safety flaw that watchdogs say has played a role in hundreds of deaths, creating a "public health crisis."
Experts Say Self-Driving Cars Not Ready For RoadsEngineers and safety advocates are telling the government that self-driving cars are more likely to be a threat than a boon to public safety because of unresolved technical issues.
Government Investigating Nissan Versa For Safety IssueNHTSA has received at least one report of a crash and 24 complaints about the issue.
Automakers To Jointly Probe Takata Air BagsInflators used in certain air bags made by the Japanese supplier Takata Corp. can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel into the passenger compartment.
Government Ups Air Bag Warning To 7.8M VehiclesThe U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.
Fines Mount As GM Avoids Answering Questions Related To Faulty Ignition SwitchThe agency says that GM failed to answer roughly one-third of the questions the were required to remit and it is imposing a fine.
NHTSA Opening Investigation Into 400k Ford F-150 TrucksNHTSA says it has received 95 reports of incidents of reduced engine power during hard accelerations in F-150 trucks equipped with 3.5L gasoline turbocharged direct injection engines.
Lawsuit Contends Ford Motor Put U.S. Consumers At RiskA lawsuit filed this week claims Ford Motor Company was installing electronic systems in its vehicles in Europe that could prevent unintended acceleration as early as 2005, but didn't take the same precautions in the U.S. for another five years.
NHTSA To Investigate Stalling, Surging Engines In 775k Ford Cars, SUVsThe problem affects 2009 through 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans as well as Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner small SUVs from the same model years.
30,000 XTS Helmets Recalled Due To Crash Protection ConcernsThe NHTSA told Vega that four extra-large helmets didn't meet safety standards when tested earlier this year.
Toyota Fined Again For Delaying Safety ReportsToyota’s been fined again for a familiar problem: not reporting recalls quickly enough to government regulators and for delaying a safety recall.
Nissan Recalling Certain Model Year 2012 And 2013 Altima Vehicles Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Altima vehicles because their bolts could become loose and fall out, increasing the risk of a car crash.
Distracted Driving The Focus Of NHTSA Public HearingCar companies say consumers will find other ways to use technologies if they can't use built-in devices.
NHTSA Investigating Volt Batteries Following Crash-Test Fire The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating the batteries after a series of crash tests.
2011 Chevrolet Volt Earns Five-Star Overall Safety RatingThe 2011 Chevrolet Volt has become the first electric vehicle to earn a five-star overall vehicle score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program.