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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • How to Keep Your Family Safe When Car Trouble Strikes

     
    Plenty of us have been there, whether as an adult or a child: You're halfway through your family road trip when the car breaks down. I vividly remember several occasions as a child when our family car died, leaving us......
  • Chrysler investigating complaints of vehicles with faulty power modules

     
    Filed under: Safety, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Chrysler owners are hopping mad after experiencing a series of electrical gremlins in some of the company's vehicles. Issues range from mere annoyances - windows rolling down and radios turning off of their own...
  • NHTSA Launches VIN-Searchable Recall Finder

     
    Used-car shoppers: Want to know if your prospective car has any recalls that haven't been done? After all, about 1 in 4 recalled cars never get their recall work done, which could stick future owners with potential safety hazards. More......
  • Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Transit Connect

     
    Vehicles Affected: Nearly 370 model-year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans manufactured between March 1, 2014, and May 15, 2014 The Problem: The affected vehicles may have a brake reservoir cap that does not have the required text advising owners which......
  • Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Jaguar XF

     
    Vehicles Affected: More than 80 model-year 2013-14 Jaguar XF luxury sedans, including XFR-S variants, manufactured between July 2, 2013, and April 11, 2014 The Problem: A component within the power assist steering system may collapse and restrict fluid...
  • US government moves to mandate car connectivity [w/video]

     
    Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Videos The federal government is inching closer to mandating cars have the ability to communicate with each other, in a move regulators say could reduce crashes while still protecting motorists'...
  • Honda to Retrofit Early 2015 Fit Hatchbacks to Match IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

     
    Thanks to structural modifications to improve crashworthiness, the 2015 Honda Fit earned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Honda will reach out to those who already bought a 2015 Fit and modify the bumper structure......
  • Recall Alert: 2014 Jeep Cherokee and Ram 1500, 2015 Chrysler 200

     
    Vehicles Affected: Nearly 16,000 model-year 2014 Jeep Cherokee crossovers and Ram 1500s, and 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans The Problem: Due to an insufficient weld, the rear shocks may detach from the vehicle at one end and possibly damage other chassis......
  • 54.5 mpg: Why our measure of fuel economy is wrong

    54.5 mpg: Why our measure of fuel economy is wrong
    54.5 miles per gallon. That is the target fuel efficiency for all light-duty vehicles by model year 2025. Yet if you’ve gone car shopping lately, you’ve noticed that the combined mpg is nowhere near that target. The average fuel economy of all...
  • NHTSA unveils new recall search tool

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators on Wednesday unveiled a more precise way for vehicle owners to search online to find out if their cars or motorcycles have been recalled by the manufacturer. The National Highway Traffic Safety...
  • GM's legal team targeted in federal probe of faulty ignition switches

    GM's legal team targeted in federal probe of faulty ignition switches
    The Department of Justice is investigating whether the legal department of General Motors Co. concealed evidence from safety regulators about defective ignition switches that have been linked to at least 13 deaths and more than 50 crashes. General...