Tag: NHTSA

GM Recalling 410,000 Pickups Over Airbags That Can Explode Without Warning

Air bags are back in the news as General Motors is recalling 410,019 pickups in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks have roof-rail air bags with inflator end caps that may detach from the inflator or have an inflator […]

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U.S. Orders Companies To Report Crashes Involving Cars With Automated Driver Systems Like Tesla’s Autopilot

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that it would require automakers selling or testing advanced driver aids and autonomous technology to inform it of any accidents those vehicles are involved in within a day of the incident. “NHTSA’s statutory mandate includes the exercise of its authority to proactively ensure that motor vehicles […]

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30 Tesla Crashes With 10 Deaths Linked To Advanced Driving Systems Investigated By Feds

Since 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened 30 investigations into Tesla crashes, 10 of which involved fatalities, in which advanced driver assistance systems, like Autopilot, were suspected of having been used. The U.S. safety regulator released the list of investigations to Reuters, which is the first full accounting of all investigations […]

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Tesla Model 3 Stripped Of IIHS Safety Award And CR Top Pick Status Following Radar Removal

One of Tesla’s best sellers, the Model 3, is losing its safety designations from two testing organizations. Accordingly, the Model 3 will no longer be considered a CR Top Pick, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety plans to remove the Model 3’s Top Safety Pick+ designation. It’s the result of a bold decision to […]

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NHTSA Investigating Porsche Taycan For Power Loss Issue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into 2020-2021 Porsche Taycans, following nine complaints from owners and two field reports about a loss of power. The reports suggest the Taycan can lose power, “while in motion, at any speed without warning to the driver.” However, some people said they received a […]

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NHTSA Opens Safety Probe Into 1.1 Million Honda Accords Over Sudden Loss Of Steering Control

Honda Accords made between 2013 and 2015 are the subject of a large scale safety probe from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency’s investigation will look into 1.1 million Accords due to reports of a sudden loss of steering control. Its engineering analysis will look into allegations that vehicles “under normal driving […]

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2021 Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne Recalled Stateside Over Faulty Suspension Components

Certain examples of the 2021 Bentley Bentayga and 2021 Porsche Cayenne, including the Cayenne Coupe, are being recalled in the United States in two separate safety campaigns over an identical issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes that the lock nuts on the trailing arm of the rear axle may not have been […]

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NHTSA And NTSB To Investigate Tesla Crash With “No Driver” As Musk Claims Autopilot Wasn’t Engaged

Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla Model S that killed two men in Texas with no one in the driver’s seat. When police arrived on the scene of the crash, they found that there was an individual sitting in […]

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NHTSA Investigating Nearly 750,000 GM Vehicles Over Non-Deploying Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into 749,312 GM vehicles over possibly bad wiring that could result in airbags not deploying. The investigation targets the 2020 and 2021 model year Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban, the GMC Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL, as well the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. The […]

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