National Highway Traffic Safety Administration News

Faulty Air Bag Parts Lead Honda to Re-Recall 1 Million Cars

Honda Motor Co. will recall more than a million vehicles in the U.S. to replace a batch of faulty air bag parts that were installed as part of the largest auto safety recall in history. A driver in Maryland was …

Rollovers Kill Hundreds of Truckers a Year

It was almost midnight when Walter Price eased his 18-wheeler into the right lane on Interstate 75 near Atlanta. As he began to bank onto the exit ramp he’d been taking for the past 10 years, Price had no idea …

Jump in Auto Recalls Linked to New Models, Technologies

A surge in new car models, increasingly complex technology and heightened regulatory scrutiny has led to more automobile recalls, particularly over safety concerns, a new study found. More than 10 million vehicles were recalled last year because of safety-related issues, …

U.S. Regulators Probe GM Screening Test After Vehicle Fire

U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation of some recalled General Motors Co sedans after a vehicle fire in March led them to question a screening test’s effectiveness. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has opened what …

Safety Regulators Close Probes into Ford, Chrysler Vehicles

U.S. auto safety regulators closed two separate probes into vehicles made by Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC after the two U.S. automakers conducted safety recalls this year to fix glitches in some models. The U.S. National Highway Traffic …

Safety Agency Expands Probe Into Mercedes E-Class Gas Leaks

U.S. safety officials have upgraded an investigation into an estimated 250,000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans for a possible leak from the fuel tank. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration upgraded its probe of model-year 2003 to 2008 E-Class cars to an …

Safety Probe Begun Into Ford Taurus Stuck Throttle

U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into an estimated 360,000 Ford Motor Co. Taurus sedans for a potential problem with the throttle getting stuck in an open position. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it had opened a …