NHTSA Investigation

NHTSA Urged to Reconsider Extensions for Takata Repairs

The recently reported death involving a Takata airbag in a Ford Ranger in West Virginia should prompt…

ARC Airbag Inflator Ruptures

NHTSA General Order – 10/5/16 NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation Response to ARC – 10/4/16 EA16-003 Information…

Nissan Recalls 3.5 Million Vehicles for Airbag Problems

Nissan is recalling about 3.5 million vehicles, including almost 3.2 million in the United States, because the…

Toyota Recalls 308,000 RAV4 and Highlanders for Faulty Air-Bag Sensors

by Christopher Jensen


More than three years after Toyota first learned that its curtain-shield air bags could deploy without a crash, the automaker is recalling almost 308,000 sport utility vehicles.

The recall covers about 214,000 RAV4s from the 2007-8 model years and 94,000 Highlander and Highlander hybrids from 2008, the automaker informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday.

U.S. Proposes Tougher Crash-Safety Tests

May 13, 2004


WASHINGTON, May 12 – Federal regulators proposed a major overhaul of side-impact crash tests on cars and trucks today.

The new test procedures would reinforce the industry’s voluntary commitment, by the end of the decade, to equip almost all new vehicles with inflatable curtains and other side air bags that protect people’s heads.

But the government’s research raises doubts whether current designs for side air bags with head protection – some only protect the chest and midsection – are advanced enough.

CAS Recall Request to NHTSA Administrator Runge

August 11, 2002

Dr. Jeffrey Runge, Administrator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 400 7th Street SW Washington DC 20590

Dear Dr. Runge:


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