Other Defect Investigations
Center for Auto Safety Calls for Ford to recall Explorers over Carbon Monoxide exposure inside over 1.3 million vehicles
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, [email protected] Center for Auto Safety Calls…
CAS SEEKS NHTSA DEFECT INVESTIGATION OF MILLIONS OF 2007-14 CHRYSLER SUVs, TRUCKS & VANS WITH TOTALLY INTEGRATED POWER MODULES (TIPMs)
The Center for Auto Safety today filed a petition for a defect investigation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), requesting the agency open a formal investigation into safety-related issues associated with Chrysler’s Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM).
Spurred by a complaint from an owner in Massachusetts, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into whether almost 88,000 Honda Pilots from the 2005 model year may have a defect in which the brakes are applied without warning.
The announcement of the investigation (PDF) was posted early on Friday on the agency’s Web site.
The safety agency began looking into the issue as the result of a defect petition (PDF) filed by Carrie Carvalho of Arlington, Mass.
An analysis of consumer claims submitted to auto manufacturers in recent years shows that speed-control issues — like those that have led to the recall of millions of Toyota vehicles — account for a small percentage of the possible problems brought to the attention of carmakers.