National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Items
  • Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

    Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. But the company has drawn the ire of federal safety regulators who say the recall should include another 1.8 million rear-facing car seats designed for infants.


  • Ind. company taking lead in side-impact crashes

    One in three child crash fatalities are caused by side-impact collisions, yet car seat manufacturers never have been required to simulate a "T-bone" scenario - until now.


  • US probing Honda Accords for air bag problem

    U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the side air bags on some Honda Accords can inflate when the front doors are closed.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Child car seats and the nanny-state mentality

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking regulations to require child-seat modifications for children weighing up to 40 pounds. It would be interesting to learn how many millions (or billions) of dollars are going into the testing of these child seats and the reissuing of regulations to require manufacturers to change their seat models.


  • Seat fabric may force Toyota recall in US, Canada

    Toyota Motor Corp. is in discussions with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about a possible recall in the U.S. and Canada covering several car models, including the popular Camry, for a problem with seat fabric.


  • FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2007, file photo, unsold 2008 Prius hybrid sedans sit on a lot at a Toyota dealership in the southeast Denver suburb of Centennial, Colo. U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that power-assisted brakes can fail at times in Camry gas-electric hybrids.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

    US probes Camry hybrids for power brake problem

    U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that power-assisted brakes can fail at times in Camry gas-electric hybrids.


  • The Tesla Model S, an electric car that sells for $70,000, received the highest safety rating ever recorded from the federal government but a crash and resulting fire sent the stock tumbling Thursday. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Electric cars are hot

    Electric cars are hot, but not necessarily in a good way. One of them, the Tesla Model S, ran over a rock in the road in Seattle early this month and burst into flames. The administration's friends, if not necessarily the Tesla Model S, can always count on a break. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and the golden boy of the green car industry, drew a pass. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration declined to investigate the incident.


  • Delays litter long road to vehicle rearview rules

    In the private hell of a mother's grief, the sounds come back to Judy Neiman. The SUV door slamming. The slight bump as she backed up in the bank parking lot. The emergency room doctor's sobs as he said her 9-year-old daughter Sydnee, who previously had survived four open heart surgeries, would not make it this time.


  • Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican (Associated Press)

    ‘Regulatory cliff’ a threat to businesses

    Forget the "fiscal cliff." Some Republicans and business groups see signs of a "regulatory cliff" that they say could be just as damaging to the economy.


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