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Steven Cliff picked to run National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

He has served as deputy administrator of NHTSA since February

Recalls
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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U.S. may reinstate boost in automaker fines for not meeting emissions rules

Could cost industry hundreds of millions of dollars or more

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Does Tesla Autopilot investigation signal a new get-tough NHTSA?

'It’s terrific that the regulators are finally realizing how serious this is'

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NHTSA opens formal probe of Tesla Autopilot emergency vehicle crashes

Covers 765,000 vehicles, almost everything Tesla has sold in the U.S. since 2014MY

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Drunk-driver detectors for cars mandated in infrastructure bill

'This is the most significant rule-making in NHTSA’s history,' MADD says

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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

Recalls
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

Recalls
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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