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    Report: Feds ironing out rules for autonomous cars
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    With the increasing development of autonomous vehicles, and even some states issuing licenses for self-driving cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided it was high time to lay out a set of rules for these advanced vehicles. According to a Detroit News report, NHTSA is ...

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    Recalls: Nissan recalls thousands of 2012 and 2013 Altimas over loose bolts
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    Do you know what a transverse link bolt is? Well, if you own either a 2012 or 2013 Nissan Altima, the seemingly inconsequential piece of hardware may concern you. A recall has been issued regarding over 13,000 Altima's built between May 10 and July 26 of 2012. The warning is in regards to said ...

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    Ford announces two recalls, more than 30,000 vehicles affected
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    2010 Ford Ranger – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Detroit News is reporting that Ford and The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration have announced the recall of over 30,000 vehicles. A total of 23,688 Ranger pickups are being brought back to dealers to inspect ...

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    Cadillac recalling 50,000 CTS models worldwide over potential handling fault
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    2010 Cadillac CTS - Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration have announced a recall of certain 2009 and 2010 model-year Cadillac CTS models. The notice covers around 50,000 units worldwide, 11,147 of which were sold in ...

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    2010-2011 Saab 9-3 faces recall over possible fuel pump defect
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    2010 Saab 9-3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Saab has announced that it is recalling around 4,400 9-3 models for defective fuel pumps. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says that the vehicles made have been built with pumps that did not meet the correct ...

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    NHTSA announces new 'ejection mitigation' regulation
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    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is looking to reduce the number of injuries sustained by people ejected from vehicles during accidents. To that end, the government organization has just ruled to establish a new mandate that forces automakers to institute new ejection ...

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    Report: Honda recalling 2,277 Accord and CR-V models over wiring problem
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    2010 Honda Accord Sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to USA Today, Honda has announced that it is recalling 2,277 Accord and CR-V models for an electrical coupling that may have been damaged while the engine was being installed in the vehicles. If this is the case, the ...

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    LaHood suggests mobile phones should come with warning labels
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    Judging from the statistics that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently released, distracted driving is a big problem here in the States. Researchers have found that one of the largest sources of distraction behind the wheel comes from hand-held devices – cell ...

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    U.S. intensifies investigation into Toyota Corolla stalling
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is intensifying its investigation into stalling Toyota Corolla models. According to the Associated Press, the agency has opened what it calls an engineering analysis into 1.8 million Corolla and Matrix models sold between 2005 and 2007. So far, ...

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    Report: NHTSA launches fresh investigation into Toyota recall delays
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    Toyota is back in hot water with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The government agency has just opened up a new investigation into whether or not the Japanese Automaker initiated a recall on 1989-1998 T100 pickups and 4Runner models quickly enough. Toyota first noticed ...

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    New roof-crush standards reported to cost automakers $1.4 billion annually
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    It's been almost 35 years since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) enacted its roof strength standards, but come late 2012 the new requirements will be in affect and in addition to saving around 135 lives each year and preventing over 1,000 injuries, it's going to cost ...

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    NHTSA in hot seat after troubling baby car seat test found - Part II
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    Earlier this week, we reported that the NHTSA was in the hot seat when it failed to report infant seat failures. Our post stemmed from a report in the Chicago Tribune following its investigation through thousands of buried National Highway Traffic Safety Administration test reports. The Tribune ...

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    NHTSA in hot seat after troubling baby car seat tests found
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    The Chicago Tribune is shaking a rattle at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Its investigation has found 31 cases of infant seats exceeding injury limits or disconnecting from their bases during federal vehicle frontal impact crash tests. The NHTSA slams countless cars into ...

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    Pontiac G6 under investigation for power steering loss
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    This week's recall woes come courtesy of the Pontiac G6, which is currently undergoing investigation by the lovable folks at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).According to Bloomberg News, NHTSA has received 19 complaints about the G6s power steering failing, so far ...

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    Cadillacs and Saabs get recalled by NHTSA
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    Yesterday, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued two recalls, one for Cadillac and the second for Saab: The Cadillac recall, which affects the 2005 model year SRX SUV and STS sedan, points to an incorrect welding of the toe links in the rear suspension. The ...

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