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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Fixing the recall system

    Fixing the recall system
    Leann Darrow has been waiting on her General Motors dealership for more than a month to get the defective ignition switch on her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt replaced. She has been nervous about driving the car, but as of last week, she was still waiting for...
  • GM CEO to say automaker failed to handle ignition defect responsibly

    GM CEO to say automaker failed to handle ignition defect responsibly
    In testimony scheduled Wednesday, Mary Barra, the chief executive of General Motors Co., will tell a congressional panel that the automaker failed to handle a deadly ignition switch issue “in a responsible way” and that GM is now engaged in...
  • Lawmaker: GM response to ignition switch issue 'smacks of cover-up'

    Lawmaker: GM response to ignition switch issue 'smacks of cover-up'
    Lawmakers expressed skepticism over General Motors' claims that its failure to quickly recall cars with an ignition switch issue linked to more than 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths was a result of mere incompetence. During a hearing of a House...
  • Feds investigate 1.2-million Chrysler vehicles for faulty ignitions

    Feds investigate 1.2-million Chrysler vehicles for faulty ignitions
    More than 1.2-million Chrysler vehicles are the subject of two federal investigations into whether faulty ignition switches can lead to the failure of safety features such as airbags, power steering and brakes. The National Highway Traffic Safety...
  • Ignition-switch investigation extended to Chrysler

    Ignition-switch investigation extended to Chrysler
    DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating about 1.2 million Chrysler vehicles for potential ignition-switch problems, expanding a probe beyond General Motors Co to another Detroit automaker. Chrysler is the subject of two...
  • Five questions for Michael Pecht, reliability detective

    Michael Pecht feels like Sherlock Holmes sometimes, and not just because he plays violin on the side. He's a reliability engineer by trade. He runs a 120-person team at the University of Maryland, where the workload includes digging into the mystery of...
  • GM ignition switch failure may have caused 74 fatalities: Reuters

    GM ignition switch failure may have caused 74 fatalities: Reuters
    (Reuters) - At least 74 people have died in General Motors cars in accidents with some key similarities to those that GM has linked to 13 deaths involving defective ignition switches, a Reuters analysis of government fatal-crash data has determined....
  • GM about to release investigation report on deadly ignition switch

    GM about to release investigation report on deadly ignition switch
    General Motors Co. plans to release the findings of a much anticipated investigation into why it delayed recalling defective cars linked to at least 13 deaths. Chief Executive Mary Barra is scheduled to brief employees on the results Thursday. Based...
  • GM to release findings of recall probe

    GM to release findings of recall probe
    General Motors Co. plans on Thursday to release the findings of a much anticipated investigation into why it delayed recalling defective cars linked to at least 13 deaths. Chief Executive Mary Barra hired former U.S. Atty. Anton Valukas to conduct the...
  • Recall Alert: 2004-2008 Suzuki Forenza, 2005-2008 Suzuki Reno

     
    Vehicles Affected: Approximately 184,244 model-year 2004-08 Suzuki Forenza vehicles and 2005-08 Suzuki Reno vehicles manufactured from Sept. 1, 2003, through July 30, 2008 The Problem: Too much heat generated by the headlamp could melt the headlamp switch...
  • Volkswagen Issues Stop Sale Order for 2015 Golf, GTI

     
    Volkswagen's redesigned compact hatchback just went on sale, but dealers are being told to hold inventory until a safety defect is addressed. VW issued a stop sale order for the 2015 GTI and Golf in the U.S. because of an......