Tag: NHTSA

15 States Sue The NHTSA For Delaying Fuel Economy Penalties For Automakers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is facing a legal challenge from 15 states for delaying the implementation of heavier penalties to automakers that fail to meet fuel economy requirements. The delay was announced by the NHTSA last month under the Trump administration. A response to inflation, the increase was ordered by Congress in 2015. […]

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Jeep Recalling 43K Wranglers And Gladiators With Manual Transmissions

Save the manuals is taking on a whole new meaning at Jeep as the company is recalling 42,887 Wranglers and Gladiators with six-speed sticks. According to a Safety Recall Report, some 2018-2021 Wranglers and 2020-2021 Gladiators equipped with manual transmissions “may experience overheating of the clutch intermediate pressure plate” which could cause them to fail. […]

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Tesla Recalls 135,000 Vehicles Over Faulty Chip That Can Brick Touchscreen

Tesla is recalling 134,951 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs built at its Fremont California plant as a result of an infotainment screen that will “inevitably” fail, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The issue goes further than simply the infotainment system, though. When it fails, the screen bricks, which prevents drivers […]

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Ford Reveals Airbag-Related Recall Of 3 Million Vehicles Will Cost It $610 Million

<!––> <!––> Ford has revealed that the recent recall forced upon it by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will cost it $610 million. On Tuesday, the NHTSA ordered the car manufacturer to issue a recall for potentially-deadly driver-side airbag inflators. Ford had previously filed a petition to avoid a recall, claiming that the […]

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NHTSA Making Ford Recall 3 Million Cars Over Takata Issue

Despite multiple petitions filed by Ford in 2017, the NHTSA is making the second-largest U.S. carmaker recall 3 million vehicles with potentially defective driver-side airbags, manufactured by Takata. The agency will also require Mazda to recall and repair airbags in roughly 5,800 B-Series vehicles, which were designed and built by Ford, using the same inflators […]

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U.S. To Exempt Autonomous Vehicles From Certain Crash Standards

New rules have been issued that will allow the manufacturers of autonomous vehicles to bypass the crash standards required by traditional passenger vehicles. The rules, announced by the outgoing Trump administration but yet to be finalized or implemented, will exempt automated vehicles designed to exclusively carry goods, rather than people, from certain crash standards. The […]

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