Tag: NHTSA

Biden Administration Appoints Tesla Critic Missy Cummings As NHTSA Safety Advisor

President Biden plans to fill two major roles at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with high-profile appointees. One, Missy Cummings is a well-regarded autonomy researcher who has been vocal in her criticisms of Tesla. Reuters reported Tuesday that NHTSA will get its first head in four years, with the appointment of Steven Cliff, […]

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NHTSA Asks Tesla Why It Has Not Issued Recall On Autopilot

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sent a letter to Tesla asking why it has not issued a recall to address software changes made to its Autopilot driver-assistance system. In September, the automaker sent out an over-the-air update to its vehicles that was reportedly aimed at helping vehicles better detect emergency vehicles stopped on […]

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Jeep Grand Cherokee L Recalled Due To Issue With Rearview Camera

Jeep has announced a recall for the 2021 Grand Cherokee L due to an issue related to the reversing camera. An investigation from the car manufacturer has revealed that radio software can malfunction during shutdown and prevent an image from the reversing camera from displaying. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards require that the rearview image […]

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NHTSA Launches Probe Into 30 Million Vehicles Over Takata Airbag Inflators

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a probe into an estimated 30 million vehicles on U.S. roads that could have defective Takata airbag inflators. This engineering analysis involves 2001-2019 models produced by Honda, Ford, Toyota, General Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari, Mazda, Daimler, BMW, Chrysler, Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover, and others. Reuters reports […]

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Maserati Recalls 701 Vehicles Due To Unsecured Child Seat Restraint System

Maserati has announced a recall for 701 models in the United States due to an issue with the child seat restraint system. Impacted vehicles may contain seatbelt assemblies with faulty automatic locking retractors that could deactivate earlier than intended, meaning a child seat may not be tightly secured to the vehicle seat. A similar issue […]

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Nearly 5,000 Porsche Boxster And Cayman Models Recalled Due To Rear Axle-Related Issue

Porsche has issued a recall impacting 4,934 Boxster and Cayman models in the United States. The recall notice states that a manufacturing defect results in rear-axle carrier side sections not meeting specifications. More specifically, Porsche says that a material analysis has revealed that the proportion of strontium in the cast component exceeds the specified threshold, […]

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NHTSA Asks 12 Automakers For Help In Tesla Autopilot Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked 12 major automakers for information about the advanced driver aids systems in their vehicles. This, the administration made clear, is part of its investigation into crashes involving Tesla’s driver aids. According to Reuters, the NHTSA sent letters out to GM, Toyota, Ford, VW, and others as it conducts […]

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NHTSA Investigating 12th Tesla Autopilot Crash With Emergency Vehicle

U.S. regulators have identified a 12th crash involving an emergency vehicle and a Tesla with its Autopilot system enabled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that the accident occurred in Orlando this past Saturday. At the time, a Florida Highway Patrol officer had pulled over a Mercedes-Benz SUV in his Dodge Charger patrol […]

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U.S. May Reinstate Pre-Trump Economy Fuel Penalties, Retroactively Fine Companies That Exceed Standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today that it may bring back pre-Trump administration penalties for automakers that can’t keep their average fuel consumption in check. NHTSA is giving the public 30 days to comment on a plan that would reimpose rules first established in 2016 and bring back penalties for automakers whose Corporate […]

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