Hold your children close, and your Miata closer, as there's no telling when this defect bloodbath will end. All across the globe automaker's stocks are plummeting, criminal charges are being considered and people can't even buy cars as they've been deemed unsafe for human consumption.
Last week NHTSA published a notice for data call to 21 automakers to fulfill the requirements of Title 49, Part 583 - Automobile Parts Content Labeling. The estimated cost to automakers to produce the data and create labels for the various car lines, $2.4M.
In this morning’s Morning Shift Matt Hardibro pointed out that GM used a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) to skirt the official recall notification process. He also hit on the legal requirement for a public facing VIN look up tool, something I wrote about last year.
Earlier this year, before all the fire drama, Tesla wrote to NHTSA in support of a decision on backup cameras saying that cameras were a “vital building block for additional crash avoidance technologies.”
NHTSA, at the request of our beloved Congress, wants to find out if the various forms of obscure data that you didn’t know existed are of value when buying a new vehicle.
4,432 – That’s the number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles in 2011 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The federal agency recently launched a new campaign focused on pedestrian safety titled, Everyone is a Pedestrian. Was that ever in debate; who is or isn’t a pedestrian? If it was…
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration conducted an analysis of fatality data to determine if there was a relationship between a driver’s seat belt use, known as restrained (buckled) and unrestrained (idiot / not buckled), and factors such as blood alcohol concentration (BAC), age, license status,…
Yesterday, The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a noticed titled,” National Survey of Driver Attitudes and Opinions of Advanced In-vehicle Alcohol Detection Systems.” The notice is to inform the public that NHTSA intends to survey 1,000 people across America who have a valid driver’s license on…
Last year Congress provided the Secretary of Transportation expanded authorities on how vehicle recall notifications were sent to vehicle owners. The goal of this new authority, according to congressional report language, was to “improve efficacy.”
In January 10, 2012 the Department of Transportation wrote letters to members of Congress explaining they would not be able to meet their deadline of February 28, 2011 to implement a new law to improve rear visibility aimed at reducing the number of backover fatalities.