October 25, 2020

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    AAA study

    Risk continues to be high for hot car deaths

    As summer temperatures reach scorching highs, the interior of a hot car can become a death trap for kids. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic may lead people to drive less and work from home more, the risk of hot car deaths remains high, says AAA. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Heatstroke […]

    Incidents
    Kia Sorento

    U.S. investigates Kia headlight failures, General Motors steering issues

    The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday it has started two investigations into reports of headlight failures concerning 392,000 Kia Sorento sport utility vehicles and steering issues concerning 781,000 General Motors vehicles. NHTSA stated it received 74 reports of sudden, unexpected loss of headlights in the model year 2011-2013 Kia Sorento […]

    General Motors , Hyundai
    2018 Volvo XC40 images

    Volvo recalls 121,000 cars due to auto emergency braking failure

    Volvo has issued a recall concerning 121,605 of its vehicles for possible automatic emergency failure. The automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week. Automatic emergency braking has brought the maximum convenience for a lot of drivers and passengers. It’s a function that makes people safe, but if the system is […]

    Volvo
    National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

    Tesla Autopilot and smartphone distraction caused fatal crash, says NTSB

    Tesla’s partially automated driving system autopilot steered an electric SUV into a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway as it was operating under conditions it couldn’t manage and because the driver probably distracted by playing a game on his smartphone, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found. The board made the conclusion Tuesday […]

    Tesla
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA

    US allows autonomous vehicle bypass human-driver safety rules

    For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has allowed a company’s request to bring a self-driving vehicle on the road that doesn’t require to meet the same federal safety standards for automobiles controlled by humans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to […]

    American
    Tesla Model X

    Tesla rejects claims its cars can accelerate on their own

    Tesla is disputing claims made by a California man that all three models of the company’s cars can suddenly accelerate on their own without the driver touching the accelerator pedal. Tesla stated on Monday it checks when drivers report that their car accelerated on its own, and in all cases where the company has the […]

    Tesla
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA

    NHTSA to review a petition concerning 500,000 Tesla vehicles

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to officially investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla Inc vehicles due to sudden unintended acceleration reports. The petition includes 2012 through 2019 model year Tesla Model S, 2016 through 2019 Tesla Model X, and 2018 through 2019 Tesla Model […]

    Tesla
    takata airbag

    Takata issues recall of 10 million U.S. replacement air bag inflators

    Takata is currently recalling 10 million replacement airbag inflators in the United States, the largest ever auto safety recall in history, as U.S. regulators think if the recall should be even wider. The 10 million inflator recall was revealed on Wednesday, which covers inflators that were a temporary repair. The figure consists of some inflators […]

    Cars
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA

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

    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 […]

    Cars
    2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

    NHTSA investigates Nissan Rogue’s braking issue

    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 […]

    Nissan
    2015 Nissan Xterra SUV

    U.S. investigates 675,000 Nissan SUVs over unexpected braking

    The U.S. auto safety agency is investigating reports of possible unintended braking in 675,000 2017-2018 Nissan Motor Rogue vehicles, it stated on Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated it is starting a defect petition review in reply to a request from the Center for Auto Safety. The agency will review reports of […]

    Nissan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA

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

    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 […]

    Cars
    hyundai ix35 fuel cell

    U.S. prosecutors investigate Hyundai car recalls

    Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are being investigated by U.S. prosecutors over if vehicle recalls were conducted appropriately, a person stated and documents reviewed by Reuters revealed. Shares of the South Korean firms dropped on Thursday on concerns the investigation could lead to fines and more recalls, while industry data revealing a sharp drop […]

    Hyundai
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA

    NHTSA investigates 1.7 million General Motors SUVs over wiper failures

    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 […]

    General Motors
    Ford logo in their auto plant

    Ford recalls two million trucks due to seat belt fire risk

    Ford Motor stated on Thursday it is going to recall 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America due to a seat belt problem that could generate a lot of sparks and cause fires. The U.S. automaker stated it is aware of 17 reports of smoke or fire in the United States and six in […]

    Ford

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