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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Investigation reveals GM's Mary Barra knew of trouble in 2011

     
    Filed under: Government/Legal, GM Mary Barra received a letter warning of steering problems associated with certain models of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. An investigation into ignition-switch defects in several General Motors vehicles revealed...
  • Bus crash investigation will explore numerous safety factors

    Bus crash investigation will explore numerous safety factors
    State and federal investigators probing the cause of the fiery collision between a FedEx big rig and a charter bus in Northern California will delve into a wide range of factors from the health and rest of the truck driver to emergency exits and fire...
  • Recall Alert: 2009-2010 Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Tacoma, 2008-2010 Toyota Highlander, 2006-2008 Toyota RAV4, 2006-2010 Toyota Yaris

     
    Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1.3 million Toyota vehicles including model-year 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2009-2010 Tacoma, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2006-2008 RAV4 and 2006-2010 Yaris The Problem: Electrical connections to a spiral cable...
  • Texting-While-Driving Consequences Vary by State

     
    Generally speaking, a moving violation is when a driver breaks the law while their vehicle is in motion. Examples of patently dangerous actions include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding and running a stop sign. But what......
  • BMW broadens engine bolt recall to nearly half-million cars worldwide

     
    Filed under: Recalls, BMW Almost one month ago, we reported on a BMW investigation into a potentially defective bolt that lived in the company's VANOS variable valve timing system. At that point, the potential recall was seemingly limited to Chinese-...
  • NHTSA told GM it was slow to act on safety issues

    DETROIT General Motors Co. executives were shocked to learn in July that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration saw the automaker as slow to respond to safety issues compared with its peers. A note from NHTSA about GM's poor responses to...
  • GM expands recall, suspends two engineers, takes $1.3-billion charge

    General Motors announced Thursday it will take a $1.3-billion write-down to cover the cost of repairs related to faulty ignition switch recalls, and placed two engineers at the center of the recall scandal on paid leave. The company also said it will...
  • U.S. regulators close Ford F-150 probe without request for recall

    U.S. regulators close Ford F-150 probe without request for recall
    DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators said on Friday they have closed an investigation into complaints of reduced power in Ford F-150 pickup trucks, stopping short of requesting a recall. Ford came up with a protective shield that kept...
  • GM puts two engineers linked to deadly switch issue on leave

    General Motors has placed two engineers at the center of its delayed recall scandal on paid leave. GM Chief Executive Mary Barra confirmed Thursday that engineers Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman were put on leave following a briefing from Anton Valukas,...
  • Recall Alert: 2.2 Million Chevrolet, Pontiac, Saturn Cars Get Second Ignition Recall

     
    Cars Affected: 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice, 2007-2010 Pontiac G5, 2007-2010 Saturn Sky and 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR The Problem: This recall covers all of the vehicles recalled previously for ignition switch...
  • Distracted Driving Campaign Targets 'Big Fat Myth' of Hands-Free Safety

     
    Safety advocates want motorists to pay attention to the dangers of distracted driving. As April is designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the century-old Itasca, Ill.-based National Safety Council has released a new poll showing that 80 percent of...