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NHTSA lists its investigations into 30 Tesla crashes, 10 of them deadly

Safety agency is also investigating driver assists in six crashes of other vehicles

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U.S. traffic deaths up 7% in 2020, yet miles traveled fell 13%

NHTSA blames speed during lockdown for the most fatalities since 2007

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Tesla recalls nearly 6,000 cars over potentially loose brake caliper bolts

The campaign covers some Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossovers

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Consumer Reports, IIHS yank safety ratings after Tesla pulls radar from cars

NHTSA also no longer gives Model 3 and Y credit for having safety systems

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NHTSA investigating 1.1 million Honda Accords for steering loss

Agency says 'the vehicle may veer or jerk out of its intended path of travel'

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23 Tesla crashes are currently under federal investigation

NHTSA says latest crashes in Michigan and Houston are among them

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NHTSA SaferCar app notifies you about recalls for cars, tires, car seats and more

It works for child car seats, tires, and other car-related items as well

U.S. exempts self-driving vehicles from some crash standards

NHTSA says early legislation could be barrier to innovation

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NHTSA investigating reports of Chevrolet Bolt EV battery fires

At least three cars sustained similar fire damage

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Appeals court tosses Trump bid to roll back fuel efficiency penalties

Fines had only once been adjusted for inflation over 40 years

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NHTSA gives automakers another six months to meet 'quiet cars' rules

Adding sound to hybrids and EVs gets another reprieve, this time from coronavirus

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NHTSA's auto safety standards process to get scrutiny from inspector general

It often takes NHTSA years to change or adopt new vehicle safety standards

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NHTSA preliminary numbers show traffic fatalities down in 2019

If the numbers hold, would be the third consecutive decrease

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Mercedes-Benz agrees to $20 million U.S. settlement over vehicle recalls

'We believe that we did not deliberately do anything wrong'

Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz USA has agreed to a $20 million civil penalty over its handling of U.S. vehicle recalls after a year-long U.S. government investigation into 1.4 million recalled vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Daimler failed to notify owners in a timely fashion in some recalls, did not submit all reports and did not launch at least two recalls in a timely fashion.

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California, 22 other states sue EPA over right to set emissions standards

Suit against the EPA bookends one filed against NHTSA

California and 22 other U.S. states filed suit on Friday to challenge the Trump administration's decision to revoke California's authority to set stiff vehicle tailpipe emissions rules and require a rising number of zero emission vehicles (ZEV). The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, seeks to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency's decision in September to revoke portions of a waiver it granted in 2013. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, w

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NHTSA to jumpstart its slow-rolling revamp of new car crash ratings

Plan for tougher five-star standards has been in the works since 2015

In 2015, under President Barack Obama, NHTSA proposed requiring automakers to add crash avoidance technologies to gain top, five-star ratings as part of its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). On Thursday, a group plans to hold a press conference in Washington criticizing NHTSA's failure to update the ratings.

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Jeep Wrangler investigated by NHTSA for bad frame welds, steering problems

The agency suspects badly-welded frames can cause steering issues

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Waymo urges NHTSA to 'promptly' remove requirement for steering wheel, pedals

Ford and GM filings with feds hint at what self-driving cars can and can't do

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