Trump administration drops plan to require vehicle brake-throttle override system

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The Trump administration stated Monday it is going to drop rules initially proposed in 2012 that would have needed automakers to install brake-throttle override systems to avoid runaway vehicles. The regulation was proposed in response to a range of unintended sudden acceleration incidents in Toyota vehicles by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It […]

NHTSA investigates Nissan Rogue’s braking issue

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has started a defect petition review concerning 675,000 of the 2017-2018 Nissan Rogue SUVs over complaints that the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system engaged with no clear obstruction in the automobile’s path. According to NHTSA, 87 complaints have been submitted with the agency concerning the unintended braking. Owners […]

U.S. agency to accelerate reviews of automaker self-driving petitions

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The U.S. auto safety regulator stated on Tuesday it is accelerating the process for evaluating whether automakers can deploy self-driving vehicles without devices like brakes and steering wheels. Automakers must presently meet almost 75 auto safety standards, many of them written with the assumption that a licensed driver would be capable to control the vehicle […]

NHTSA investigates 1.7 million General Motors SUVs over wiper failures

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated it was investigating if General Motors should recall another 1.7 million sport utility vehicles because of an issue with windshield wiper failures. GM, the largest U.S. automaker, had earlier recalled 367,800 2013 GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox SUVs in the United States in August 2016 to address the […]

U.S. safety regulator investigates fires in some Ford pickup trucks

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U.S. traffic safety regulator is investigating complaints of fire during crashes in some Ford Motor F-150 Supercrew pickup trucks associated with a seat belt component. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated there were five complaints alleging fires after the activation of seat-belt pretensioners made by ZF TRW or Takata Corp during a crash […]

U.S. agency investigates 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan for safety belt issue

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated Friday it has opened an initial examination into whether safety belt on new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan sport utility vehicles could stop working throughout a crash. The firm stated during crash testing in December the driver safety belt webbing completely separated, prompting the investigation into whether […]

US officials investigate Ford transmission recall involving F-150, Expedition

Ford F-150

Federal safety authorities are investigating whether a Ford Motor transmission recall must be broadened to repair more than a million extra vehicles. Ford recalled 153,000 vehicles in 2016 as their automatic transmissions could all of a sudden shift into first gear, causing motorists to lose control. The recall concerned specific F-150 pickups, Ford Expedition and […]