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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...

The NHTSA is now Requesting More Information from Honda in its Probe over Phantom Braking

A probe had been launched back in February over issues with the autonomous emergency braking system of Honda vehicles The 2018-2019 CR-V and Accord can brake for no reason 7 million vehicles are affected in the United States Back in February, the NHTSA launched...

The NHTSA Probe into Tesla Autopilot Now Extended to Over 830,000 Vehicles

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The American government is investigating multiple crashes involving Tesla vehicles equipped with Autopilot More than 830,000 vehicles are now part of the probe This could be a step leading to a recall Back in August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a...

The Number of Fatalities on US Roads in 2021 has been the Highest in 16 Years

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Many drivers went back to work in 2021 after close to a year off the roads Last year saw fatalities surge by 10.5% on American roads Even in 2019, reckless driving behaviors were on the uprise The NHTSA released its data on the number...

NHTSA to Increase Fines for Automakers Whose Vehicles do not Meet Fuel Efficiency Requirements

Many automakers will face penalties in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The fines have nearly tripled from model years 2018 to 2019. And they’ll go up again for 2022. The math behind the fines is simple enough. Up until the 2018 model year,...

NHTSA is Holding a Period of Public Comment on its Proposed Changes to 5-Star Ratings

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The NHTSA proposed to make it more difficult for cars to obtain a 5-star rating Cars will need to be equipped with four driver assistance systems to qualify for the top score The public is invited to comment on the proposed changes during...

NHTSA Wants Tesla to Explain Why Vehicles Were Not Recalled

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The recall would have involved Tesla’s Full Self Driving technology. A recent over-the-update for Autopilot was not accompanied by a formal recall. If Tesla does not respond to the NHTSA, they face civil penalties of up to $115 million. The issue here is not...