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Toyota to Recall 100,000 U.S. Vehicles Over Potential Engine Stall

Toyota will recall over 100,000 SUVs and pickup trucks in the U.S. over debris in the engine potentially causing it to stall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Tuesday. The recall includes some Toyota Tundra pickup trucks …

U.S. Regulator Launches Probe of VinFast Crash in California in Which Four Died

U.S. auto safety investigators said on Monday they have launched an investigation into the April crash of a VinFast 0TL.F, VFS.O VF 8 electric vehicle in Pleasanton, California, in which a family of four died. The National Highway Traffic Safety …

NHTSA Probes Amazon-Owned Zoox Self-Driving Vehicles After Crashes

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it has opened an investigation into Amazon.com’s self-driving Zoox vehicles due to unexpected braking leading to two rear-end collisions that injured motorcyclists. The NHTSA said it had opened its preliminary evaluation …

Alphabet’s Waymo Probed by U.S. After Autonomous Car Incidents

The top U.S. auto-safety regulator opened an investigation into Waymo, the autonomous-vehicle subsidiary of subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., after 22 incidents in which the company’s cars were involved in collisions or may have violated traffic laws. The US National Highway …

US to Require New Cars to Have Emergency Braking Systems by 2029

Nearly all new passenger cars and trucks sold in the United States will be required to have automatic emergency braking systems by September 2029, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Monday, saying that the rule will save …

Probe Underway of Fatal Crash Inolving Ford Mustang With Assisted Driver System

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Wednesday it was opening an investigation into a March 3 fatal crash between a Ford F.N Mustang Mach-E and two stationary cars on the I-95 interstate highway in Philadelphia. In March, …

Study Looking at NHTSA Data Shows Fentanyl is Road-Safety Problem on the Rise

A new study shows fentanyl is potentially becoming a road-safety problem. The study, from researchers at Jerry, a car insurance savings app, examined crash, drug test and population data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration between 2018 and 2021. …

NHTSA Opens Probe Into Emergency Braking Issues in Certain Honda Vehicles

U.S. auto-safety regulators on Monday launched a preliminary probe into emergency braking issues in certain Honda vehicles following complaints of crashes and fires. The problem affects the 2019-2022 models of the Honda Insight, a hybrid electric car, and the Honda …

Study of NHTSA Data Shows Rhode Island, Hawaii Among Top States With Most Fatal Speeding Crashes

Rhode Island took the top spot in a new study of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data on states with the most fatal vehicle crashes involving speeding. Nearly half (46.01%) of all fatal crashes in the state were a result …

Overview of NHTSA Data on Fatal Alcohol-related Crashes Spotlights Connecticut and Texas

A new analysis using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data on fatal crashes in states where drivers are most likely to be over the legal alcohol limit shows Connecticut and Texas with the highest percentages of drivers …