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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • 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...
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center Receives Grant To Raise Awareness About Dangers Of Kids in Hot Cars

    HARTFORD - Leaving a child alone in a car is unforgivable abuse, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday at the launch of a public awareness campaign called "Look Before You Lock." Blumenthal emphasized the fact that children dying in cars is preventable and...
  • 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...
  • Honda will fix Fits after crash test prompts redesign of bumper

    Honda will fix Fits after crash test prompts redesign of bumper
    Honda is going to replace the front bumpers on about 12,000 Fits it has already sold because the small car scored poorly in a key crash test. The automaker announced the free program Thursday, at the same time the influential Insurance Institute for...
  • Recall Alert: 2013-2015 Jaguar XK

     
    Vehicles Affected: About 150 model-year 2013-15 Jaguar XK luxury sports cars, including XKR and XKR-S variants, manufactured between Aug. 24, 2012, and June 10, 2014, and equipped with a 5.0-liter engine The Problem: The tire placard has incorrect info...
  • NHTSA launches VIN search tool for finding recalls

     
    Filed under: Recalls, Safety We've already seen more vehicles recalled this year than any year on record. General Motors alone has issued campaigns covering about 25.75 million cars in the US. Finally, with 2014 more than half gone, it appears that the...
  • Ridgefield Infant Car Death Ruled Homicide; No Charges Filed

    Ridgefield Infant Car Death Ruled Homicide; No Charges Filed
    RIDGEFIELD — The death of a 15-month-old Ridgefield child left in a car last month has been ruled a homicide, and police and prosecutors met Thursday to decide whether anyone should be arrested. The child, identified as Benjamin Seitz, was left...