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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • U.S. House panel seeks NHTSA briefing on Takata air bag defects

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked a federal regulator to provide a briefing on its investigation into automobile air bags manufactured by Takata Corp., a committee aide said on Tuesday. The aide also said...
  • NHTSA issues airbag warning on 4.7 million vehicles

    NHTSA issues airbag warning on 4.7 million vehicles
    If you drive a car made in the early 2000s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants you to see your dealer -- right now. The federal agency issued a rare alert Monday, warning that owners of vehicles fitted with airbags made by Takata...
  • Faulty air bags prompt massive alert

    Faulty air bags prompt massive alert
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a rare alert to the drivers of more than 4.7 million vehicles with faulty air bags, which may fail to deploy in a crash or explode before any collision. The federal agency asked owners of the...
  • Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata air bags

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel,...
  • Recall Alert: 2015 Acura TLX

     
    Vehicles Affected: Nearly 200 model-year 2015 Acura TLX sedans manufactured between Aug. 26 and Sept. 20, and equipped with all-wheel drive The Problem: Incorrect values for the gross vehicle weight rating and gross axle weight rating, front and rear,...
  • Detectives blame woman's mysterious death on car's air bag

    Detectives blame woman's mysterious death on car's air bag
    A week after Hien Tran died earlier this month following a mysterious crash, the Orlando woman's family received a recall notice from Honda to replace her 2001 Accord sedan's air bag, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Homicide...
  • Lake County deputies enforcing ban on texting and driving next week

    Lake County deputies enforcing ban on texting and driving next week
    Starting on Sunday, anyone who decides to take their eyes off the road while they’re driving and instead check their text messages needs to be prepared to suffer the consequences in Lake County. Texting and driving is a motor vehicle violation...
  • Exclusive: Takata engineers struggled to maintain air bag quality, documents reveal

    MEXICO CITY/DETROIT/TOKYO (Reuters) - Manufacturing problems with Takata Corp air bags go beyond what the Tokyo-based company has disclosed to U.S. safety regulators about why the devices are at risk of exploding with dangerous force, according to...
  • Embattled General Motors general counsel Millikin to retire

    General Motors said its general counsel, Michael Millikin, will retire early next year. Millikin, the top legal officer at the automaker, has come under intense scrutiny for the way his department handled death and injury claims for a defective ignition...
  • Fourth U.S. traffic death linked to Takata air bags

    DETROIT/ORLANDO (Reuters) - A fourth traffic death in a Honda Motor Co car has been linked to a defective air bag made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp, according to a county medical examiner in Florida. Hien Tran died on Oct. 2, four days after her...
  • Recall Alert: 2013-2014 GM Sedans, SUVs, Pickup Trucks, Vans

     
    Vehicles Affected: Nearly 100,000 model-year 2013-14 GM vehicles, including Cadillac CTS sedans, Escalade and Escalade ESV SUVs; Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs, Express vans, Impala sedans, Silverado heavy-duty pickup trucks and Traverse crossovers;...