Tag: NHTSA

US Releases New Fuel Economy Standards, Aims For 40.4 MPG Instead Of 46.7 MPG

After a long and contentious battle, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have unveiled the final version of the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule. While that doesn’t sound too exciting, it sets new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and CO2 emissions standards for 2021-2026 model year passenger cars […]

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Careful Now, The Hood On Your 2020 Chevy Silverado And GMC Sierra Might Open While Driving

GM is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 trucks, as well as GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 models over a potential hood latch issue. According to the NHTSA recall notice, the hood-latch striker wires may not have been heat-treated properly, which in turn could cause them to fracture. If that happens, the hood […]

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Recall: The ABS In The Old Hyundai Elantra Could Cause A Fire

Hyundai is conducting a recall surrounding the fourth generation Elantra in the United States, with the knowledge of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The action affects certain 2006-2011 Elantra and 2007-2011 Elantra Touring, whose ABS modules could become the subject of an electric short-circuit that may  increase the risk of fire. Read Also: […]

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Toyota Recalling 3.4 Million Cars Because Airbags Might Not Deploy – And They’re Not From Takata

If you happen to own one of these vehicles made by Toyota, then you may want to pay extra care to the driving part, as the airbags might not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury and death. Identified in the 2011-2019 Corolla, 2012-2018 Avalon, 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid and 2011-2013 […]

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NHTSA Getting Closer To Deciding The Fate Of GM’s Autonomous Vehicle Without A Steering Wheel

General Motors and Cruise aimed to launch an autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel, pedals or manual controls this year. That didn’t happen, but it appears the companies are getting closer to achieving their goal. According to Reuters, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is talking with General Motors about their autonomous vehicle and will […]

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Mercedes Slapped With $13 Million Penalty By NHTSA Over Poor Recall Practices

Mercedes-Benz and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have reached a settlement over the company’s recall reporting and recall execution practices. According to the NHTSA, they opened an investigation into Mercedes-Benz USA and found the company had 101 recalls between 2016 and 2018. During six of those recalls, customer notifications weren’t mailed out within the […]

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Tesla Under Investigation For Pushing Software Update Instead Of Recalling Potentially Defective Batteries

While countless Tesla owners were causing havoc in parking lots across the country, others were hoping the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would force the automaker to conduct a recall. In an investigation notice (PDF), the NHTSA revealed their Office of Defects Investigation received a petition requesting the agency look into a battery management software […]

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