CAS Petitions NHTSA Over Cell Phone Use

The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) petitions the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to take action to restrict the availability of two-way communication features through in-vehicle telematic systems while a vehicle is in motion.  The purpose of this petition is to make the driving environment safer by reducing the …

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Geographic Recalls Listed by Manufacturer

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. NHTSA Recall No. 05V-385/Acura Recall No. P92Vehicles:  2001-02 Acura MDX made from August 2000 through December 2001.Population: 22,861 sport utility vehicles sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, …

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Regional/Geographic Recall Overview

The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 treats all vehicles equally regardless of where they are sold or registered. There is no specific statutory provision providing for recalling vehicles in one part of the country and not another. For the first 25 years of its history enforcing …

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Buyback Recalls Overview

The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 requires manufacturers to remedy vehicles with safety defects or failures to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard(s). 49 U.S.C, § 30120 The Act contemplates that some safety defects or standard noncompliances may be too difficult or too expensive to …

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CAS Summary Judgment Motion Reply and Exhibits

CAS Summary Judgment Motion Reply Exhibits I to L – Airbag Replacement Campaign Exhibit M – 1994-95 Altima FMVSS 208 Certification Tests Exhibit N – Nissan May 31, 2001 Letter Exhibit O – 1995.5-97 Altima FMVSS 208 Certification Tests Exhibit P – 1994 Altima FMVSS 208 NHTSA Compliance Test Exhibit …

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CAS Summary Judgment Motion Reply and Exhibits

CAS Summary Judgment Motion Reply Exhibits I to L – Airbag Replacement Campaign Exhibit M – 1994-95 Altima FMVSS 208 Certification Tests Exhibit N – Nissan May 31, 2001 Letter Exhibit O – 1995.5-97 Altima FMVSS 208 Certification Tests Exhibit P – 1994 Altima FMVSS 208 NHTSA Compliance Test Exhibit …

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SUV’s flaw might be fire’s cause

Tuesday,  April 8, 2008 3:13 AM By Randy LudlowTHE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Peter Romans reported that the house fire that killed his wife and two children early Sunday started in his sport-utility vehicle parked under an attached carport. Yesterday, the state fire marshal’s office confirmed that the origin of the fire …

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