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NHTSA investigates Tesla crashes that killed 2 motorcyclists

In both cases, the cars drove into the motorcycles from behind at night

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NHTSA investigating Cruise crash in California

Incident resulted in minor injuries

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NHTSA plans new push to convince Americans to stop speeding

Speeding should 'be as undesirable and seen as negatively as other types of bad' driving habits

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U.S. wants automakers to collect more 'black box' crash data

It wants to see the data for 20 seconds before impact, not just 5

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NHTSA opens probe into fatal Tesla crash that killed three

A 2022 Tesla Model S slammed into construction equipment in Newport Beach, California

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NHTSA proposes six ways to improve New Car Assessment Program

Could add blind spot detection to testing, or mandate seltbelt interlocks

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NHTSA investigates unintended braking in 1.7M Honda CR-Vs, Accords

Some complaints indicate that unexpected braking has led to collisions

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NHTSA opens investigation into Tesla phantom braking

354 Model 3 and Y customers have complained of their cars braking for no reason

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NHTSA evaluating Tesla heating issues for 'potential safety concerns'

A number of Tesla owners have complained that heat pumps are failing in extreme cold temperatures

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NHTSA opens new investigation into Hyundai-Kia engine fires

Center for Auto Safety counts 31 U.S. fire and engine-related recalls since 2015

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Biden NHTSA nominee vows to reduce U.S. traffic deaths

And he tells senators the safety agency will better scrutinize tech like Tesla's

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Tesla drivers playing video games: NHTSA opens investigation

Tesla owner files complaint to the feds: 'Somebody’s going to get killed'

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Tesla 'Full Self-Driving' safety complaint investigated by NHTSA

'The car went into the wrong lane and I was hit by another driver in the lane next to my lane'

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Steven Cliff picked to run National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

He has served as deputy administrator of NHTSA since February

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Second driver killed by airbag inflator from Tennessee's ARC

Critics say probe of Takata-like flaw has been 'dormant' since first death in 2016

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NHTSA declines to investigate 2019 complaint on non-crash Tesla fires

There were three such fires in China, but none in the U.S.

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30 million more vehicles being investigated in big Takata airbag recall

1,384 models from two dozen automakers are being looked at — but not yet recalled

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U.S. traffic deaths jumped 10.5% in early 2021

Some 8,730 people died in car crashes in the first three months, NHTSA says

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