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

    … After recalling over 24 million cars so far, Takata is issuing another recall for air bags, making it the largest recall in our history. This week, Takata announced an agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall another 25 to 40 million air bag inflators. That means 25 to 40 million cars. The recall…

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  • NHTSA and FBI Offer Tips to Prevent Vehicle CyberHacking

    … We already know the dangers of leaving a smartphone unattended, or using a computer connected to the internet without having a firewall or virus protection—now the FBI and NHTSA are telling us that our new, technology-savvy vehicles are just as vulnerable. The technology that allows us to use our devices via Bluetooth and access online help…

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  • Audit Slams NHTSA For Failure to Do Its Job

    … into deaths in the cars. But an associate administrator said NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation should keep an eye on the issue. A screener assigned to keep tabs on it left the agency in 2008, and nobody was reassigned that responsibility.” (DetroitNews.com, 6/22/15) The report cites NHTSA for inadequate training and supervision of staff…

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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…

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  • 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

    … with the U.S. DOT. The recall is now not just confined to southern states, but nationwide. Defective inflators will be replaced. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website states the following: At the insistence of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Takata has determined that a defect exists in some of its air bag…

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  • Ford Recalls Cars For Defective Door Latches

    … Last week Ford issued its 5th recall for door latch problems. Since 2014, this brings the total to more than 1.55 million vehicles recalled by Ford Motor Company for various defects. The May 1 recall, issued with urging from the NHTSA, involves 156,000 vehicles with a broken “pawl spring tab”. The defect can prevent the door from latching; there…

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  • Nissan Recalling More Vehicles For Takata Airbag Defect

    …, American Honda alone has recalled about 5.39 million vehicles but repaired only 815, 298. When the Takata airbag deploys in a crash it can spray metal shards at occupants of the vehicle. So far 6 deaths have been linked to the defect and numerous injuries. In 2014, NHTSA began exerting pressure on Takata; recalls increased initially though Takata…

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

    …. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is going to push for Congress to pass new legislation. “Simply put, we cannot allow vehicles with a potentially dangerous defect from leaving a used car lot or rental car facility without the necessary repairs completed,” Mark Rosekind, the agency’s chief, said in statement reported in the New York…

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