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Daimler’s U.S. Truck Unit Fined $30 Million by the NHTSA for Delaying Recalls

Daimler’s U.S. Truck Unit Fined $30 Million by the NHTSA for Delaying Recalls

Daimler AG’s North American truck unit on Thursday agreed to pay a $30 million civil penalty from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to resolve an investigation over delayed recalls. It’s the second time since 2019 the German automaker has agreed to settle a probe by U.S. auto safety regulators.

FutureCar Staff 2020-12-31 11:30 PT

General Motors Forced to Recall Nearly 6 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Takata Airbags

General Motors Forced to Recall Nearly 6 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Takata Airbags

​U.S. automaker General Motors will recall millions of vehicles due faulty airbag inflators, which can injure occupants if the vehicle’s airbags are deployed during an accident. The airbags in question were supplied by Japanese auto supplier Takata Corporation and are installed in GM vehicles beginning in the 2007 model year through 2014.

Eric Walz2020-11-23 10:45 PT

U.S. Regulators Expand Safety Probe to 159,000 Tesla Vehicles Over Touchscreen Display Failures

U.S. Regulators Expand Safety Probe to 159,000 Tesla Vehicles Over Touchscreen Display Failures

​The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Monday it was expanding its probe into nearly 159,000 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles over reports of the center touchscreen display failures. The expanding investigation is being upgraded to an “engineering analysis” the administration said, which is required before the NHTSA can make steps to formally recall a vehicle.

Eric Walz2020-11-17 12:35 PT

Tesla Under Investigation by the NHTSA Over Failing Touchscreen Displays in the Model S

Tesla Under Investigation by the NHTSA Over Failing Touchscreen Displays in the Model S

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Tuesday it had opened an investigation into 63,000 Tesla Model S electric sedans after owner reports of media-control unit failures that led to the loss of the use of center-mounted touchscreens.

Eric Walz2020-06-24 14:00 PT

U.S Drops Plans Requiring a Throttle, Brake Override System in Vehicles

U.S Drops Plans Requiring a Throttle, Brake Override System in Vehicles

​After dozens of fatal accidents a decade ago involving Toyota and Lexus vehicles that were initially blamed on faulty electronics leading to "unintended acceleration", the NHTSA proposed regulations that would have required that all motor vehicles have a brake pedal that can override the accelerator pedal in emergency situations. On Monday, the NHTSA said that since automakers have voluntarily installed these systems on all new vehicles, it's dropping plans mandate it.

Eric Walz2019-05-13 14:58 PT