Center for Auto Safety News

U.S. Will Not Require Automakers to Recall 56M Takata Air Bag Inflators

WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators will not require automakers to recall 56 million additional Takata air bag inflators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday, saying the devices do not pose a safety risk like the …

Highway Safety Administration Proposes Revising Auto Safety Rules to Speed Self-Driving Cars

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it was proposing sweeping changes to U.S. safety requirements to speed the deployment of self-driving vehicles without human controls. The agency said it is proposing to rewrite 11 safety …

How Plaintiff Lawyers Help Corporate America Keep its Secrets

Paula Lawlor was sifting through piles of internal General Motors Co documents in a hotel room outside of Los Angeles when she hit pay dirt: Company records showing that GM knew for years that stronger roofs on its vehicles could …

U.S. Probes Nissan’s Top Model Over Sudden Unintended Braking

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Nissan Motor Co.’s top-selling model after hundreds of drivers complained a safety system is prone to suddenly triggering the brakes for no apparent reason. More than 840 Nissan Rogue drivers have …

Clarence M. Ditlow III, Auto Safety Advocate, Dies

Clarence M. Ditlow III, the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety whose work over four decades forced the auto industry to make important safety and consumer improvements, including installing airbags, has died. Ditlow died at George Washington University …

Safety Advocate Wants Government to Reopen Jeep Fire Investigation

An auto safety advocate is calling on the government to reopen an investigation of rear-crash fires in older Jeep SUVs after finding at least 11 more deaths since the vehicles were recalled. The deaths show that the recall repair – …

Safety Group Requests Defect Probe of Chrysler Vehicles

A safety advocate group has petitioned U.S. regulators to open an investigation into an estimated 4.9 million Chrysler vehicles for issues that could lead to engine stalls and other problems, according to documents posted online by the U.S. National Highway …