Tag: NHTSA

Federal Probe Covers 12.3 Million Vehicles; Airbags May Not Deploy in a Crash

<img data-attachment-id="1527153" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"Paul Giamou","camera":"Canon EOS-1D X Mark II","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1465828907","copyright":"(C) 2016 Paul Giamou Photography Ltd.","focal_length":"70","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2017 Toyota Corolla LE beige" data-image-description=" Image: Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1527153 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg” alt=”2017 Toyota Corolla LE – Image: Toyota” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige.jpg 1400w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) […]

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NHTSA Probing Nissan Rogues That Brake for No Reason

<img data-attachment-id="1502601" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1281" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3.5","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1485795350","copyright":"","focal_length":"22","iso":"250","shutter_speed":"0.0015625","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2017 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Palatial Ruby front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2017 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1502601 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-610×407.jpg” alt=”2017 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Palatial Ruby Front Quarter, Image: © 2017 Chris Tonn” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Nissan-Rogue-SL-AWD-Palatial-Ruby4-e1486388485326-768×512.jpg 768w, […]

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NHTSA Opens Probe Into 3 Million Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Over Fires; Veloster Recalled Over Stalling Issue

<img data-attachment-id="1649912" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-e1542823799532.jpg" data-orig-size="2021,1322" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D3","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1264357421","copyright":"\u00a9 Morgan J Segal","focal_length":"35","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.033333333333333","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2011 Hyundai Sonata" data-image-description=" hyundai ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-450×294.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-610×399.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1649912 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-610×399.jpg” alt=”2011 Hyundai Sonata” width=”610″ height=”399″> This isn’t an April Fools joke, sadly, for Hyundai and Kia Motors. After years of investigations and the recall of over 2.3 million models, Hyundai’s engine controversy […]

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U.S. opens new probe into 3 million Kia, Hyundai vehicles for fire risks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Monday it would open a new safety defect investigation into three million Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp vehicles for fires not caused by crashes. FILE PHOTO: A Hyundai Motors’ all-new Sonata sedan is seen on display at the company’s headquarters in […]

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Trump’s No Fan of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Most Other People

<img data-attachment-id="1666026" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348.jpg" data-orig-size="2762,1841" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Donald Trump" data-image-description=" Evan El-Amin/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666026″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Donald Trump apparently belongs to the 71 percent of Americans who remain averse to the thought of riding in self-driving […]

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Hyundai Raided in South Korea Over Theta II Engine Recall

In 2017, United States safety regulators opened a formal investigation into the recall of roughly 1.7 million vehicles built by Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate, Kia Motor Corp, after being tipped off by a former employee. The informant claimed the automaker wasn’t handling the issue properly. That same year, South Korean civic group YMCA filed […]

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When It Comes to Tesla’s Accident-reducing Autosteer, Don’t Believe the Numbers

There’s a study you should read, and it delivers black eyes to both Tesla and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You probably remember the fatal crash of a Tesla in Mountain View, California last March, a crash that occurred as the victim’s car cruised along in Autopilot mode. Unexpectedly, the vehicle steered itself out […]

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FCA Paid $77 Million in Civil Penalties to Sell Cars People Actually Want to Buy

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles paid $77 million in U.S. civil penalties late last year due to its failure to adhere to 2016 model year fuel economy requirements. In December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a report claiming the industry faced millions in fines from 2016 and that one manufacturer was expected to pay […]

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National Transportation Safety Board Makes Biennial Recommendations in ‘Most Wanted List’

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its “Most Wanted List” of Transportation Safety Improvements it would like to see implemented by 2020, placing the obligatory emphasis on enhanced safety regulations. While it’s not surprising that a safety board would be a stickler on the public’s welfare, the NTSB is pushing for more safety nets […]

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Ford’s Police Interceptor Utility off the Hook As Brake Investigation Wraps Up

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s probe into reports of exhaust gasses leaking into the cabin of certain Ford Explorers continues, the company doesn’t have to worry about the brakes on its law enforcement variants anymore. After launching an investigation into front brake hose failures — at the request of the Sacramento Police Department […]

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Why Are Fatal Hit-and-run Accidents At an All-time High?

Roadway fatalities have been on the decline relative to population since the 1970s. However, the safest year on record since car ownership became commonplace was actually 2014. Deaths spiked in the following two years, with a very modest decline in 2017. While some of the increase can be attributed to more people driving more miles […]

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Automakers Ready to Rock When New NHTSA Headlight Rules Arrive

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced earlier this month that it was willing to considering changing the rules that govern automobile headlights. Now in a comment period before its official review, the proposal would permit automakers to install and enable adaptive driving beam headlights on new cars sold in the United States. While some automakers […]

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California Preps Formal Response in Gas War, Calls MPG Rollback ‘Unlawful’

California and 18 other states plan to formally vent their grievances over the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel economy standards at 2020 levels on Friday. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have called for public comments on the matter, with the deadline taking place at the end of this week. […]

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NHTSA Probes Ford Power Tailgates That Lower Themselves

In early August, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled 1.1 million Ram pickups after owners reported losing their loads, the fault of a tailgate that wouldn’t stay latched. Ford now seems to have a similar problem, only in this instance the tailgates carefully lower themselves under electric power. A ghost in the machine? More like an electrical […]

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Brighter, More Effective Headlights Now a Step Closer

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration might soon grant automakers a long sought-after wish. On Thursday, the agency put forward a proposal to allow adaptive driving beam headlamps on U.S. passenger vehicles. ADB lights would solve two problems at once: insufficient roadway illumination, as well as headlight glare. Despite the existence of automatic high beams, […]

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In the Hot Seat: Kia Niro Hybrid Recalled Over Fire Risk

Kia will be recalling 27,000 Niro hybrids sold within the United States due a potential defect in its wiring relay that could potentially send the rear seats up in smoke. According to filings with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kia reported a few warranty claims involving burn or heat damage to the rear seats. There […]

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Deja Vu: Tesla Gets Into It With the NHTSA – Once Again – After Crash Test Boast

Following the release of crash test results in 2013, Tesla claimed the Model S earned more than five stars on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ranking scale. Nuh uh, said the NHTSA. There’s only five stars to hand out. No one gets more than that. Fast-forward five years and the exact same thing is occurring, […]

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California Prepares Counteroffensive in Great American Gas War, Asks Automakers For Ammo

California is considering a formal, public counter-proposal to the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of the existing fuel economy requirements for passenger vehicles. Gearing up for the launch, the state has requested that automakers present detailed information on their future products and explain why they’re seeking relief from fueling mandates they previously agreed to adhere to. […]

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