Takata Airbag Recall News: NHTSA Issues Takata a $200 Million Fine, Largest Fine in NHTSA History

  Takata has just been hit with a massive civil penalty from transportation regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As the NHTSA announced earlier today, Takata has been ordered to pay a record-breaking $200 million dollars – the single highest fine the NHTSA has ever issued in its more than 40 years of existence – for violating the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVS Act). As Read More

GM Recalls 32,000 SUVs due to Defect that Can Cause Vehicle Fires

Do NOT use the windshield wipers on 2016 Buick Enclaves, Chevrolet Traverses and GMC Acadia sports utility vehicles (SUVs), General Motors is now warning Americans. That is because the wipers on these new SUVs are susceptible to electrical shorts that could cause fires, the major automaker has explained. This problem led to GM announcing a recall yesterday for about 32,000 of its 2016 SUVs. According to officials, Read More

Less than Half of All U.S. Parents Register their Children’s Car Seats, NHTSA Reports

About 80 percent of parents believe it’s important to register their child’s car seat with the manufacturer. However, only about 42 percent ever follow through with the process, officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have revealed as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. The reason that registering child car seats is so important, the NHSTA explains, is that it allows Read More