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The NHTSA is Now Looking into the Possibility of Installing Anti-Drunk Driving Features in all New Cars

This measure was proposed in the Inflation Reduction Act Drunk Driving reportedly caused almost 13,400 deaths in the United States in 2021. Many questions remain about how this proposed mandate could be implemented. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has submitted an...

Loss of power: Kia EV6 under investigation from NHTSA

Eleven complaints have been registered so far. NHTSA is also investigating Hyundai Ioniq 5. Will Genesis GV60 be the next vehicle affected by these power loss issues?   Kia's EV6 crossover is currently under investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) following...

Autonomous Emergency Braking Could Soon be Made Mandatory in the U.S.

The NHTSA has proposed rules that would make this safety technology mandatory on any passenger vehicle weighing less than 10,000 lbs. These rules will include standards to ensure each manufacturer’s system is effective. The agency says these new rules could save about 360...

The NHTSA is Investigating the Tesla Model Y due to a Problem with the Steering Wheel

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Two drivers had their steering wheels fall off while driving. In both cases, the retaining bolt for the steering wheel was missing. The NHTSA is also continuing two other investigations related to Tesla’s Autopilot system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a...

Tesla recalls 363,000 vehicles in the US

The recall is not official in Canada, but it shouldn't take too long before it is. The recall affects some trims of every current model of the brand. The self-driving system - the so-called FSD - is the cause of the recall.   Tesla's driver...

The US Department of Justice is Looking into Tesla

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This probe was opened last year but it has only just been made public. The subject of the investigation is the automaker’s claims about its Self-Driving system. This is not the probe that was launched by the NHTSA over Autopilot crashes. Tesla’s Autopilot and...

NHTSA Says Traffic Death Numbers in the US are as High as in 2002

The agency recorded 9,560 deaths related to traffic incidents in the first quarter of 2022 This is a seven percent increase over the first quarter of last year The state with the most fatalities is Texas, with 1,071 deaths For a number of years,...

Jeep Could Have to Recall 1.3 million Units of the Cherokee due to Problems with Water Intrusion

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Jeep Cherokees sold between 2014 and 2020 could let water inside in a way that could damage electronic modules The electronic parking brake could apply on its own while the vehicle is moving A similar recall had been performed in 2015 for the...

Drivers of EVs and PHEVs will not be able to Choose the Noise their Vehicle Makes

A 2019 proposal suggested vehicles could offer a wide variety of pedestrian warning noises The NHTSA ruled that the noise should be standardized for each car model This is to help blind and visually impaired pedestrians be aware of a vehicle in their...

Three More Fatal Tesla Crashes will be Investigated by the NHTSA

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The crashes happened on June 6, June 7, and July 7, in Florida and California The NHTSA is investigating to determine if Autopilot was activated at the time of the crashes These three accidents caused four fatalities The NHTSA has announced it will add...