• Takata’s Latest Airbag Recall is Largest Auto Safety Defect

    … years to fully complete. It is the largest auto safety defect recorded to date in the U.S. How did this happen? It is simple, and goes back to the root of nearly every recall and product defect we see: Profits over Safety. This is no different. The defect was ignored for years by Takata and the auto industry; perhaps they collectively thought “if we…

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  • NHTSA and FBI Offer Tips to Prevent Vehicle CyberHacking

    … of that report was delayed while the identified automakers released a recall for almost one and a half million vehicles—NHTSA Recall Campaign Number: 15V461000. But the fact remains that our cars and trucks are vulnerable. Following the release of that story, “Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced the Security…

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  • Audit Slams NHTSA For Failure to Do Its Job

    … By Greg Webb, July 9, 2015 Ineptitude, indifference, fundamental failings, mismanagement—some of the language being bandied about recently in the media, as the internal review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is released. This 42-page internal audit by the Office of Inspector General examines NHTSA’s efforts…

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  • Drunk Driving Can Lead To Professional Discipline

    … misconduct, and will seek to determine whether the conduct was an isolated incident or if the practitioner is suffering from a substance abuse problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorists are at risk for encountering someone driving drunk at any time of day, but the risk rises exponentially at night. During…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 43 readers -
  • Senate Committee Report on Takata Also Blames NHTSA

    … the propellant used to inflate the airbags. There are emails referring to specific violations at both plants and documentation indicating the safety issues were not reported to the main headquarters in Tokyo. The Senate report also assigns blame to the NHTSA, noting if the agency had, “promptly undertaken more aggressive steps to investigate the airbag…

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  • Takata Projects Profit Before Massive Airbag Recall of 33.8 Million

    … inflators. Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of frontal driver and passenger side air bag inflators used in vehicles manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led…

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  • Ford Recalls Cars For Defective Door Latches

    … have been 451 reports of problems with door latches, according to Ford. Reports include incidents where the vehicle door swung open while the car was in motion. Cars involved in the latest Ford recall are 2011-14 Ford Fiestas built in Mexico, 2014 Lincoln MKZ’s built in Mexico and 2013-4 Ford Fusions build in Mexico and Michigan. Last week Ford…

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  • Nissan Recalling More Vehicles For Takata Airbag Defect

    … Nissan has announced another round of recalls of defective Takata airbags after a woman in Louisiana was injured from shrapnel, in her 2006 Sentra. This is a regional recall targeting vehicles in states with high-humidity conditions. Nissan added 45,000 Sentras from model years 2004-2006 after this accident, bringing the number of recalled…

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  • Auto Recalls: How Safe is Your New Used Car?

    … Are you in the market for a new, used car? What are the chances that the owner or the used-car dealer has fixed known recalls? Are they going to inform you about the faulty ignition switch, the defective airbag or other major safety recall? Unlikely. Currently there is no legislation requiring used-car dealers to fix recalled vehicles…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 6 readers -
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