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NHTSA Encourages Motorists To Get Defective Cars Fixed

Automakers issued more recalls than ever last year. But even as the number of defects in cars mushroomed, many motorists ignored the safety defects lurking under their hoods.

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NHTSA grants BMW an exemption to bring Park Assistant Plus to the US.

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Starting in February Hyundai will recall 155,000 Elantras from the 2011 and 2012 model years for a malfunctioning yaw sensor in the ESC system.

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Maserati recalls 33 examples of the 2016 Granturismo and Granturismo Convertible for an issue with the main fuel line.

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NHTSA Reissues Reclassify Vehicle As A Car, Impose More Safety Standards

High MPG trike maker may be derailed by new federal government ruling.

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It's Unclear Why The 13-Year-Old Took His Relative's Honda Accord In The Wee Hours Of The Morning

A teen boy who wasn't wearing a seat belt and who didn't have a driver's license became the eighth Takata airbag victim in July, federal officials say.

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The civil penalty concerns 2014 and 2015 Minis that were not recalled soon enough after failing to meet U.S. side-impact crash protection standards.

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Pennsylvania Driver Was Likely Killed By Faulty Airbag, NHTSA Says

Another motorist has died as a result of injuries caused by a shrapnel-spewing Takata airbag, according to federal officials.

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Mitsubishi is recalling 25,185 units of the Mirage due to snow and salt corroding a connector that could delay deployment of the front airbags.

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Safety Advocates Trying To Thwart Drunks Before Start Of Holiday Season

Forget the new Star Wars movie. The Force awakening today might be law enforcement. Federal officials announced a renewed attempt Thursday to crack down on drunk drivers throughout the holiday season.

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Every Parent Should Know About This Potentially Fatal Problem

If kids are leaving the house and getting into a car, wearing a coat may be a mistake that holds potentially fatal consequences.

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A misaligned differential in the 2013-15 Hyundai Genesis Coupe could lead to a detached driveshaft, resulting in the loss of propulsion and prompting Hyundai to recall 10,800 units.

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Nissan discovered a problem with the shift knob on some of its Rogue crossovers that could cause the vehicle to shift out of Park without the brake pedal being depressed, so it's recalling some 34,000 units to fix the issue.

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FCA US faces a $70 million fine from NHTSA for failing disclose early warning reports of possible deaths, injuries, crashes, or other safety issues.

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A provision in the recently passed highway bill means that boutique manufacturers can create 325 reproduction vehicles a year with government certification. Customers can buy these vehicles with a full powertrain, and the makers can export them to some other countries.

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The DOT's new safety rules would add more crash tests, evaluate pedestrian safety in an accident, and check for the latest safety tech in vehicles. While still just a proposal, the updates could arrive for the 2019 model year.

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The massive, five-year, $305-billion spending bill doles out $281 billion to the beleaguered Highway Trust Fund, and also gives nearly $1 billion to NHTSA.

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Early Projections Show 8.1-Percent Increase in Fatalities In First Half Of 2015

In some respects, there's never been a safer time to ride in a car. The number of vehicle occupants killed in traffic accidents dipped to 21,022 in 2014, according to the federal agency that tracks the numbers. It's the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1975.

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Airbag Supplier Only On Hook For 35 Percent of 'Record,' Payments Spread Over 5 Years

The record-breaking fine federal authorities handed down to airbag manufacturer Takata last week might be chump change.

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Mark Rosekind says every pupil deserves a three-point belt

The government agency charged with keeping motorists out of harm's way has long lauded seat belts as "the single most effective way" vehicle occupants can keep themselves safe. For years, it has also opposed efforts to require seat belts on school buses. As contradictions go, that's a doozy.

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Takata has been fined $70M by the US Department of Transportation, and Honda drops and publicly denounces the airbag supplier. Autoblog's Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

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