The Truth About Cars » NHTSA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Takata’s $24 Billion Worst-Case Scenario http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/takatas-worst-case-scenario-turns-costlier-imagined/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/takatas-worst-case-scenario-turns-costlier-imagined/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1314570 The cost of a comprehensive recall of all Takata Corporation airbag inflators could sink the company. A source at airbag manufacturer Takata told Bloomberg that a worst-case scenario — a recall of 287.5 million airbag inflators — would cost the company $24 billion dollars, far more than analysts previously estimated. The cost would be the equivalent of four times […]

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The cost of a comprehensive recall of all Takata Corporation airbag inflators could sink the company. A source at airbag manufacturer Takata told Bloomberg that a worst-case scenario — a recall of 287.5 million airbag inflators — would cost the company $24 billion dollars, far more than analysts previously estimated. The cost would be the equivalent of four times […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Daimler Sets GPS to Poland, Porsche Execs Get Off, and Self-Driving Rules Coming http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-daimler-looks-poland-porsche-execs-get-off-self-driving-rules-coming/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-daimler-looks-poland-porsche-execs-get-off-self-driving-rules-coming/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1306561 Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is getting cold feet about opening a factory in Russia, and thinks it might just skip a little bit west. That, two Porsche executives avoid the Big House, the NHTSA wants autonomous rules post-haste, Volkswagen seeks a quick way out of trouble, and Aston Martin wants an F1-inspired moonshot … after […]

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Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is getting cold feet about opening a factory in Russia, and thinks it might just skip a little bit west. That, two Porsche executives avoid the Big House, the NHTSA wants autonomous rules post-haste, Volkswagen seeks a quick way out of trouble, and Aston Martin wants an F1-inspired moonshot … after […]

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Your Future No Longer Includes Rear-Ending That Other Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/future-no-longer-includes-rear-ending-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/future-no-longer-includes-rear-ending-car/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:30:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1305897 As we reported yesterday, a group of top automakers has agreed to offer automatic emergency braking (AEB) on almost all of their models by 2022. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed the voluntary agreement today, meaning virtually all light-duty cars and trucks sold in North America will adopt the safety feature by Sept. […]

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As we reported yesterday, a group of top automakers has agreed to offer automatic emergency braking (AEB) on almost all of their models by 2022. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed the voluntary agreement today, meaning virtually all light-duty cars and trucks sold in North America will adopt the safety feature by Sept. […]

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A Group of Automakers is Pledging Automatic Braking For Everyone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/a-group-of-automakers-is-pledging-automatic-braking-for-everyone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/a-group-of-automakers-is-pledging-automatic-braking-for-everyone/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:04:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1305561 In six years, almost every new car sold in the U.S. will come with automatic emergency braking systems, making the relatively new safety feature as prolific as airbags or anti-lock brakes. A group of 10 major automakers plans to announce tomorrow that they will make automatic braking standard on all of their cars by September, […]

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In six years, almost every new car sold in the U.S. will come with automatic emergency braking systems, making the relatively new safety feature as prolific as airbags or anti-lock brakes. A group of 10 major automakers plans to announce tomorrow that they will make automatic braking standard on all of their cars by September, […]

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GM is Spending a Lot of Cash so You Don’t Have to Drive http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/gm-spending-lot-cash-dont-drive/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/gm-spending-lot-cash-dont-drive/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2016 19:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302113 General Motors wants you to have more texting time in your car, and it’s dropping a lot of cash to see that it happens. The company announced Friday that it will purchase San Francisco-based Cruise Automation in order to access and advance its self-driving vehicle technology, a buy worth upwards of $1 billion, Fortune reports. The […]

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General Motors wants you to have more texting time in your car, and it’s dropping a lot of cash to see that it happens. The company announced Friday that it will purchase San Francisco-based Cruise Automation in order to access and advance its self-driving vehicle technology, a buy worth upwards of $1 billion, Fortune reports. The […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Sees a Savior, Goodyear Dreams of Spheres, and Toyota Shakes It Up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-man-takes-scary-job-goodyear-dreams-spheres-toyota-shakes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-man-takes-scary-job-goodyear-dreams-spheres-toyota-shakes/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1295514 An American man will soon enjoy the task of making people love his controversial company again. That, Goodyear’s been watching I, Robot, Toyota shatters its corporate structure, sentiment grows for better braking, and the feds say the airbag recall has gone far enough … after the break! Volkswagen hires (they hope) Mr. Fix-It It’s a […]

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An American man will soon enjoy the task of making people love his controversial company again. That, Goodyear’s been watching I, Robot, Toyota shatters its corporate structure, sentiment grows for better braking, and the feds say the airbag recall has gone far enough … after the break! Volkswagen hires (they hope) Mr. Fix-It It’s a […]

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TTAC News Round-up: China Binds Up Holland, BMW Needs New Friends, Young People Dream On http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-china-binds-holland-bmw-needs-new-friends-young-people-dream/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-china-binds-holland-bmw-needs-new-friends-young-people-dream/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1292898 Amsterdam’s port facility is more crowded than a Walmart on Black Friday and it’s all China’s fault. That, BMW wonders how it all went wrong, Millennials bare their souls to a salesman, Toyota walks down memory lane, and a safety regulator has some explaining to do … after the break! Barges for Buicks leads to […]

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Amsterdam’s port facility is more crowded than a Walmart on Black Friday and it’s all China’s fault. That, BMW wonders how it all went wrong, Millennials bare their souls to a salesman, Toyota walks down memory lane, and a safety regulator has some explaining to do … after the break! Barges for Buicks leads to […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Finished Second in China, Big Trouble for Takata, and Apple’s Longtime Car Guy Gone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:58:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271897 Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Infamous GM Engineer Speaks, You Only Get One With Dinner, and Hydrogen’s Hedged Bet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-infamous-gm-engineer-speaks-you-only-get-one-with-dinner-and-hydrogens-hedged-bet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-infamous-gm-engineer-speaks-you-only-get-one-with-dinner-and-hydrogens-hedged-bet/#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2016 16:04:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1268041 The man in the middle of GM’s faulty ignition switch has finally spoken, and the word “mistake” came up at least twice. That, does anyone have the number for Google, GM and Honda may join forces, and take a cab … after the break! Former GM engineer says ‘mistakes were made’ in faulty switch The engineer at […]

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The man in the middle of GM’s faulty ignition switch has finally spoken, and the word “mistake” came up at least twice. That, does anyone have the number for Google, GM and Honda may join forces, and take a cab … after the break! Former GM engineer says ‘mistakes were made’ in faulty switch The engineer at […]

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Elio Motors: NHTSA Proposal to Regulate Three-wheelers as Cars ‘Would Not Apply’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/elio-motors-nhtsa-proposal-regulate-three-wheelers-cars-not-apply/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/elio-motors-nhtsa-proposal-regulate-three-wheelers-cars-not-apply/#comments Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260297 My late father told me that few people are as passionate as converts who’ve become disaffected. Some of the most vocal critics of the Elio Motors startup are former supporters, people who put down money on reservations, only to be disappointed by repeated delays in starting production. Paul Elio most recently said production is slated […]

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My late father told me that few people are as passionate as converts who’ve become disaffected. Some of the most vocal critics of the Elio Motors startup are former supporters, people who put down money on reservations, only to be disappointed by repeated delays in starting production. Paul Elio most recently said production is slated […]

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Report: Ford, Regulators Aware of Power Steering Issues, Still No Recall http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-ford-regulators-aware-power-steering-issues-still-no-recall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-ford-regulators-aware-power-steering-issues-still-no-recall/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 20:20:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1252385 The New York Times reported that federal regulators have received about 150 complaints over four years about power steering failures in the 2012 model year Ford Focus, including 124 crashes with injuries, with no recourse. One crash reportedly killed an 89-year-old New Jersey woman, although federal investigators concluded, “a steering failure is most likely not […]

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The New York Times reported that federal regulators have received about 150 complaints over four years about power steering failures in the 2012 model year Ford Focus, including 124 crashes with injuries, with no recourse. One crash reportedly killed an 89-year-old New Jersey woman, although federal investigators concluded, “a steering failure is most likely not […]

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TTAC News Round-Up: Mazda’s Crossover Mania, Hyundai Lands a Lambo Man, Toyota is Just The Tops http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-up-mazdas-crossover-mania-hyundai-lands-a-lambo-man-toyota-is-just-the-tops/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-up-mazdas-crossover-mania-hyundai-lands-a-lambo-man-toyota-is-just-the-tops/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 17:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250801 Newly promoted, high-priced executives at Mazda seem to think there’s something to this crossover fad. That, Hyundai’s landed a Benjamin Button to lead Genesis and I wish I would have known how cheap I could have purchased an F1 team … after the break. New Mazda boss keying on crossover sales New Mazda North America […]

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Newly promoted, high-priced executives at Mazda seem to think there’s something to this crossover fad. That, Hyundai’s landed a Benjamin Button to lead Genesis and I wish I would have known how cheap I could have purchased an F1 team … after the break. New Mazda boss keying on crossover sales New Mazda North America […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Has A Better Slogan and Attitude, BMW Has Less Money, And Honda’s Bringing All The Turbos http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-better-slogan-attitude-bmw-less-money-hondas-bringing-turbos/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-better-slogan-attitude-bmw-less-money-hondas-bringing-turbos/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248609 Volkswagen’s simple, effective and direct slogan “Das Auto” ist kaput after about a decade of ruining our logic and grammar. That, and BMW gets spanked by NHTSA, drive like it’s 2008 and more … after the break. “Das auto” getting the boot As part of that company’s plan to remake its image, Volkswagen will be […]

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Volkswagen’s simple, effective and direct slogan “Das Auto” ist kaput after about a decade of ruining our logic and grammar. That, and BMW gets spanked by NHTSA, drive like it’s 2008 and more … after the break. “Das auto” getting the boot As part of that company’s plan to remake its image, Volkswagen will be […]

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Feds To Fine Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $70M For Under-reporting Death, Injuries http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/feds-fine-fiat-chrysler-automobiles-70m-reporting-death-injuries/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/feds-fine-fiat-chrysler-automobiles-70m-reporting-death-injuries/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1239441 Federal regulators Thursday fined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $70 million for under-reporting death and injury claims from vehicles as far back as 2003, officials announced in a statement. The fine is related to a September announcement from the automaker to the Transportation Department that the automaker had violated terms of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation […]

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Federal regulators Thursday fined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $70 million for under-reporting death and injury claims from vehicles as far back as 2003, officials announced in a statement. The fine is related to a September announcement from the automaker to the Transportation Department that the automaker had violated terms of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation […]

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Heads of Automakers in US Meet In Washington, Discuss Safety, Recalls http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/heads-automakers-us-meet-washington-discuss-safety-recalls/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/heads-automakers-us-meet-washington-discuss-safety-recalls/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2015 21:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1234081 Auto executives from nearly every major U.S. automaker met in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to discuss safety, recalls and technology with Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Automotive News reported. Senior executives from 15 automakers, including General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn and Nissan North […]

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Auto executives from nearly every major U.S. automaker met in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to discuss safety, recalls and technology with Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Automotive News reported. Senior executives from 15 automakers, including General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn and Nissan North […]

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Ford Latest Automaker to Drop Takata Airbags http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/ford-latest-automaker-drop-takata-airbags/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/ford-latest-automaker-drop-takata-airbags/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1225553 Ford announced Monday that it would no longer use airbag inflators made by beleaguered supplier Takata. It’s the latest automaker to join a growing list of companies abandoning the controversial parts maker, Automotive News reported. Honda, Nissan, Mazda and Toyota all announced they wouldn’t be using the airbag inflators, which could explode and spray metal shards […]

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Ford announced Monday that it would no longer use airbag inflators made by beleaguered supplier Takata. It’s the latest automaker to join a growing list of companies abandoning the controversial parts maker, Automotive News reported. Honda, Nissan, Mazda and Toyota all announced they wouldn’t be using the airbag inflators, which could explode and spray metal shards […]

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House Republicans Vote to Cut NHTSA Budget Increases http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/house-republicans-vote-to-cut-nhtsa-budget-increases/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/house-republicans-vote-to-cut-nhtsa-budget-increases/#comments Sat, 07 Nov 2015 18:53:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1213945 Through an amendment by U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) to the transportation funding bill, the House voted in favor of dialing back planned budget increases for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday, Automotive News reported. Those planned increases of $46.3 million for 2016 and $76.7 million by 2021 have been cut by $15 […]

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Through an amendment by U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) to the transportation funding bill, the House voted in favor of dialing back planned budget increases for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday, Automotive News reported. Those planned increases of $46.3 million for 2016 and $76.7 million by 2021 have been cut by $15 […]

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Takata May Go Under As More Automakers Back Away From Supplier http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/takata-may-go-automakers-back-away-supplier/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/takata-may-go-automakers-back-away-supplier/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 19:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1213505 Toyota said Thursday that the world’s largest automaker would no longer use the beleaguered company’s airbags, joining Honda, Mazda and others, putting in doubt that supplier’s viability, Bloomberg reported (via Fortune). Reuters (via Automotive News) reported that the automotive supplier, who was hit with a $70 million fine from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration earlier this week, […]

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Toyota said Thursday that the world’s largest automaker would no longer use the beleaguered company’s airbags, joining Honda, Mazda and others, putting in doubt that supplier’s viability, Bloomberg reported (via Fortune). Reuters (via Automotive News) reported that the automotive supplier, who was hit with a $70 million fine from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration earlier this week, […]

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Feds Hit Takata With $70M Fine For Defective Airbags http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/feds-hit-takata-70m-fine-defective-airbags/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/feds-hit-takata-70m-fine-defective-airbags/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1211137 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday it would fine auto supplier Takata $70 million for its defective airbags that have caused seven deaths and nearly 100 injuries. Regulators announced that an additional $130 million fine could be levied on the supplier if they do not comply with additional safety standards or if more defects […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday it would fine auto supplier Takata $70 million for its defective airbags that have caused seven deaths and nearly 100 injuries. Regulators announced that an additional $130 million fine could be levied on the supplier if they do not comply with additional safety standards or if more defects […]

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We Need Another Ralph Nader To Save Us From Ourselves http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/need-another-ralph-nader-save-us/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/need-another-ralph-nader-save-us/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1209801 In 1966, nascent federal automotive safety regulators recalled 982,823 vehicles. For the week of Oct. 25-31, automakers announced recalls of 2,727,205 vehicles. In 2014, the so-called “year of the recall,” more than 72 million cars were recalled by automakers in 902 separate recalls. On average, there are 2.5 times more cars on the road today than […]

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In 1966, nascent federal automotive safety regulators recalled 982,823 vehicles. For the week of Oct. 25-31, automakers announced recalls of 2,727,205 vehicles. In 2014, the so-called “year of the recall,” more than 72 million cars were recalled by automakers in 902 separate recalls. On average, there are 2.5 times more cars on the road today than […]

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Volkswagen Could Face Millions More In Fines For CAFE Fuel Credit Penalties http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-face-millions-fines-cafe-fuel-credit-penalties/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-face-millions-fines-cafe-fuel-credit-penalties/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 19:52:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1208281 Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey on Thursday sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking the agency to re-evaluate millions of fuel economy credits awarded to the automaker by the agency for cheating diesel cars. The letter, which was addressed to Administrator Mark Rosekind, outlined the automaker’s exceedingly fuel efficient fleet average from 2008, […]

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Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey on Thursday sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking the agency to re-evaluate millions of fuel economy credits awarded to the automaker by the agency for cheating diesel cars. The letter, which was addressed to Administrator Mark Rosekind, outlined the automaker’s exceedingly fuel efficient fleet average from 2008, […]

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General Motors Recalling 1.4 Million Cars for Increased Fire Risk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/general-motors-recalling-1-4-million-cars-increased-fire-risk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/general-motors-recalling-1-4-million-cars-increased-fire-risk/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:20:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205513 General Motors announced Tuesday that the automaker would recall 1.3 million cars for an oil leak that could ignite, Reuters reported. According to the report, 1,345 fires have been reported in cars that were repaired for similar issues under two previous recalls. In six years, 19 minor injuries were reportedly caused by leaking oil. According to […]

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General Motors announced Tuesday that the automaker would recall 1.3 million cars for an oil leak that could ignite, Reuters reported. According to the report, 1,345 fires have been reported in cars that were repaired for similar issues under two previous recalls. In six years, 19 minor injuries were reportedly caused by leaking oil. According to […]

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Former Transportation Secretary to Lead Fiat Chrysler Recall Compliance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/former-transportation-secretary-lead-fiat-chrysler-recall-compliance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/former-transportation-secretary-lead-fiat-chrysler-recall-compliance/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1204321 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration selected former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater as an independent monitor over Fiat Chrysler Automobiles safety compliance, the automaker announced Friday. Slater was transportation secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. After his federal post, Slater has held a slew of automobile safety-related posts including his recent appointment as […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration selected former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater as an independent monitor over Fiat Chrysler Automobiles safety compliance, the automaker announced Friday. Slater was transportation secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. After his federal post, Slater has held a slew of automobile safety-related posts including his recent appointment as […]

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NHTSA Deepening Probe into Ford F-150 Brakes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/nhtsa-deepening-probe-ford-f-150-brakes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/nhtsa-deepening-probe-ford-f-150-brakes/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1200913 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will look further into claims that 2011-2012 F-150 trucks may have a faulty brake vacuum pump on cold starts that caused seven crashes, including one injury, the Detroit News reported. According to the report, nearly 253,000 trucks are affected by the investigation. Ford has said that it will comply […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will look further into claims that 2011-2012 F-150 trucks may have a faulty brake vacuum pump on cold starts that caused seven crashes, including one injury, the Detroit News reported. According to the report, nearly 253,000 trucks are affected by the investigation. Ford has said that it will comply […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Says They’ve Under-reported Death and Injury Claims http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/fiat-chrysler-automobiles-says-theyve-reported-death-injury-claims/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/fiat-chrysler-automobiles-says-theyve-reported-death-injury-claims/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1183706 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles admitted Tuesday it hasn’t accurately reported required early warning report data to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The safety administration said that warning data includes “significant under-reported notices and claims of death, injuries and other information.” According to the automaker, FCA self-reported its violations to NHTSA as part of its increased scrutiny after a record $105 […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles admitted Tuesday it hasn’t accurately reported required early warning report data to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The safety administration said that warning data includes “significant under-reported notices and claims of death, injuries and other information.” According to the automaker, FCA self-reported its violations to NHTSA as part of its increased scrutiny after a record $105 […]

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