Tag: NHTSA

Your Audi A6, A7, S6, RS6 Or RS7 Might Lose Horsepower If Someone Spills Liquid On The Rear Seat

Audi is recalling 50,883 vehicles due to a potential power failure that can occur after a spill in the rear seat. Beneath that area of the cabin is a gateway control module that is vulnerable to water and liquid ingress. Should it get wet, your highly-tuned Audi could cut power and go into emergency mode. […]

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Ford Sent Over 100 Notices And Even Visited The Home Of Ranger Driver Killed By Takata Airbag

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revealed that the driver of a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup was killed in a June crash because of a defective Takata air bag inflator. While details about the crash are limited, Ford says that it had sent more than a hundred notices to the owner’s home for […]

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Five 2016 VW Golf R Models Have Faulty Windshield Wipers And Need A Fix

An issue with the front windshield wipers of the 2016 Golf R has prompted Volkswagen to issue a recall of the hot hatch. Fortunately for the automaker, the issue isn’t widespread. A recall notice reveals that incorrect windshield wiper software may have been installed when the Golf R was being produced. This software issue means […]

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NHTSA Data Reveals 2 More Fatal Crashes Involving Tesla Cars

Data submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revealed that two fatal crashes involving Tesla Model 3s fitted with the company’s Level 2 driver-assistance system were reported from September 16 to October 15. While details about the crashes are limited, we know that both occurred in California. They were reported because the […]

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Winnebago’s Recall Fix For Fuel Line Leak Problem Is A Zip-Tie

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NHTSA Starts School Bus Safety Campaign Because Drivers Aren’t Stopping For The Extended Stop Sign

Stop for the damn school bus! I didn’t think that needed to be said, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which has now launched a national campaign begging for people to have common decency, it does. According to the State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services’ 2019 Stop Arm survey, more than […]

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US traffic deaths see first quarterly decline since 2020

Traffic deaths on U.S. roadways saw a dip in the second quarter of 2022, the first decline since 2020, when fatalities began to climb.  Estimates released Monday from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) project that a little over 20,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the first half of […]

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Auto Industry News: Dodge Unveils Special Edition Super Bee, Overland Expo Heads to the Mountains, & New Study Says Road Signs Are Tricky

Dodge dropped another limited run tribute model to honor the end of the (traditional) muscle car era – and it bears a familiar name. Meanwhile, at the other end of the enthusiast spectrum, overlanders descended on Loveland, Colorado for the second annual Overland Expo Mountain West. We recap some of the more interesting attractions, and […]

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Auto Industry News: Dodge Delivers Electric Muscle, Chevy Ramps Up Silverado’s Off-Road Chops, and Ford Faces More Parts Quality Issues

It’s been a busy week for Detroit’s big players. Dodge threw an info-dump at fans right before the Woodward Dream Cruise, announcing the end of the Charger and Challenger models – only to pull the covers off seven tribute models, the all-new Hornet crossover, and the fully electric the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept. While […]

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The First Quarter Of 2022 Was The Deadliest In 20 Years On America’s Roads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week released early estimates for traffic fatalities in the first three months of 2022, and the report makes for grim reading. So far, 2022 is the deadliest year for America’s roads since 2002. A statistical projection of traffic fatalities shows that an estimated 9,560 people died in […]

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NHTSA Doesn’t Want People Testing Tesla’s Full Self-Driving On Real Human Children

The NHTSA is warning those who use real kids or people in general for their own safety testing demonstrations. The reaction comes after a bevy of private individuals began posting similar tests online. Those videos were mostly in response to a political ad that seemed to falsely accuse Tesla’s FSD software of being more dangerous […]

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Auto Industry News: Bronco Throws It Back, Tesla Self-Driving Tech in Hot Water (Again), and American Drivers Making Bad Decisions

Tesla is back in the news this week, battling accusations of false advertising. Both the California DMV and longtime safety advocate Ralph Nader had some harsh words for the automaker, regarding its branded Autopilot and Full Self-Driving technologies. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Washington are still struggling to regulate these systems, despite the fact that self-driving taxis […]

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The NHTSA Is Investigating 1.7 Million Ford Vehicles That Might Have Faulty Brake Lines

Reliability issues are a fact of life in the automotive sector. Sometimes, manufacturers recognize the need for a fix before the NHTSA gets involved. Other times, the NHTSA itself begins a probe of its own volition. That’s exactly why some 1.7 million Ford and Lincoln vehicles are now under scrutiny for failing brake line issues. […]

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NHTSA Is Investigating Nearly 1.9M Cars From Stellantis, Ford, GM Over 5 Separate Safety Issues

Recalls happen all the time but every once in a while a batch of new safety probes begins and that’s exactly what’s happened today. Five separate investigations covering nearly 1.9 million vehicles are now underway to investigate a number of major safety concerns across different brands from the ‘big three’ automakers in Detroit. Here’s the […]

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NHTSA Closes Probe Into Dodge And Chrysler Minivan Sliding Door Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded a probe into 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country models over right and left rear sliding door issues. The probe was launched in July 2021 by the Office of Defects Investigation and came after 365 complaints alleging that one or both sliding doors on […]

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Auto Industry News: Overlanders Enjoy Oregon, New Ford Raptor R Roars With V8, and GM’s Cruise Lands In Hot Water

The new Overland Expo Pacific Northwest seems to be a hit, with plenty of adventure enthusiasts showing their support – and GMC unwrapping another new Sierra for attendees. Ford made its own debut last week, showing the world its new TRX killer, the F-150 Raptor R. With 700-hp and a six-figure price tag, it boasts […]

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GM And Ford Want To Put 5,000 Autonomous Vehicles On The Road Without Pedals Or Steering Wheels

The race to create reliable, safe, and production-ready autonomous vehicle technology is only getting hotter these days. Now, General Motors and Ford have both petitioned the NHTSA to allow each of them a special exemption in an effort to further their autonomous driving goals. If approved it would mean up to 5,000 driverless vehicles without […]

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