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NHTSA Rollaway Investigation Affects Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge Models

Do late-model Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs, and Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans, have a shift lever that’s so tricky so as to allow inadvertent vehicle roll-away? The federal government is investigating—although based on information provided so far in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents, it may end up…Read More

2012-2013 Ford Focus Front & Center In NHTSA Door-Latch Probe

The past 12 months haven’t been kind to Ford’s door latches. In March of 2015, the automaker recalled about 212,000 Explorer SUVs from 2011-2013 to replace latches that could pop open during collisions. Two months later, 156,000 Ford Fiesta, Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ models from 2012, 2013, and 2014 wereRead More

New Tests, New Crash Dummies, And More Changes In Store At NHTSA

The past couple of years have not been kind to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but it appears NHTSA has learned from its mistakes and is making a concerted effort to do better in the future. NHTSA has always been a scapegoat for automakers and elected officials, but recently,Read More

NHTSA Officially Announces 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1, YZF-R1M Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially announced the recall on 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M models to correct a problem with their transmissions. As we previously reported, the issue may cause the second, third and fourth gears to break under excessive stress. The recall affects 2,921 motorcycles inRead More

NHTSA: We Don’t Even Know What’s Real Aymore

The “dieselgate” scandal at Volkswagen continues to widen, and based on what we’ve seen at other companies in crisis, things are going to get a whole lot worse for VW before they get better. Things could also get worse at other car companies. In the classic tradition of one cheaterRead More

NHTSA Says 2015 Is Shaping Up To Be A Deadly Year For Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued some very early traffic fatality stats for 2015, and we hate to break it to you, but they don’t look so good. In fact, they’re pretty darned depressing. Official numbers for 2015 won’t be available for a while — likely, the endRead More

NHTSA Slams Fiat Chrysler For Handling Of Recalls: What Does That Mean For You?

Like all automakers that do business in the U.S., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has had its share of run-ins with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety. Unfortunately, tensions between the automaker and the agency have run a bit higher than usual in recent years, largely because ofRead More