Category: NHTSA

40 million more vehicles with Takata air bags recalled

May 5th, 2016 by

from the 5/4/16 edition of;   Takata Corp. has been ordered to replace as many as 40 million additional air bags linked to deadly malfunctions, more than doubling what was already the biggest auto recall in U.S. history and putting more pressure on the troubled parts maker whose stock has plunged. The National Highway

NHTSA advisory focuses on avoiding pedal error crashes

June 2nd, 2015 by

The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued on Friday a safety advisory and consumer video warning of the risk of pedal error crashes when drivers mistake the accelerator for the brake pedal. These crashes can be very serious and present safety risks to vehicle occupants, and surrounding motorists, pedestrians and property.

Drive Safe this Memorial Day Weekend

May 22nd, 2015 by

With the long Memorial Day weekend upon us, many media outlets are reporting that Americans are taking road trips in record numbers. To help our readers to remain focused on staying safe, clean, and green we offer the following suggestions from our colleagues at the National Highway Safety Transportation Authority (NHTSA). Basic Safety Check –

Latest airbag recall not the same 'ol same 'ol

February 1st, 2015 by

On Saturday, January 31st the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that approximately 2.1 million vehicles were being recalled due to concerns with their air bags. This time however, the recall involves concerns with the electronic chip(s) used within the air bag system. This is a separate concern — unrelated to the Takata air

Safer Driving, Happier Holiday

December 4th, 2013 by

as offered by our colleagues at NHTSA;   Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Safer Driving, Happier Holiday For many of us, the holidays mean joining millions on the road to travel to see family and loved ones. During a time of year when the weather is often unpredictable and even dangerous, holiday

NHTSA to Provide Free VIN Searches to Help Consumers Check Cars, Light Trucks and Motorcycles for Uncompleted Recalls

August 14th, 2013 by

NHTSA 24-13 Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Contact: Karen Aldana, (202) 366-9550, Free Vehicle Identification Number search will improve safety and inform purchasing decisions WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced its plans to require automakers and motorcycle manufacturers to provide consumers with a free online

NHTSA calls for black boxes in all cars

December 8th, 2012 by

Automotive Black Box Data Recovery Systems By Don Gilman Introduction For years, airplane crash investigators have had the benefit of retrieving data from the flight-data recorder, or “black box.” This data has proven invaluable for helping to determine what happened in the seconds before a crash. Now, in order to improve vehicle safety, General Motors

NHTSA Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

November 29th, 2012 by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued survey results on the effectiveness of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The technical report analyzes a sampling of data collected from tires mounted on model-year ’04–’07 vehicles. The survey found that 23.1% of the vehicles without a TPMS had at least one severely underinflated tire (25%

NHTSA accelerates on braking systems

November 15th, 2012 by

Advanced braking technologies are starting to dribble out into the new car market, and that dribble will become a steady flow once the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) takes an expected next step. The NHTSA is already fairly far along on defining test procedures for Dynamic Brake Support (DBS) and Crash Imminent Braking (CIB)