Click here to view the DOT Press Release/Blog – 1/15/16
Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration blocked the agency’s former chief from testifying as a witness for Toyota Motor Corp. in a California civil suit, saying it could put the agency at risk.
In a July 1 letter obtained by The Detroit News, a NHTSA lawyer told former Administrator David Strickland that he could not testify in a class-action lawsuit against Toyota. The case involves Toyota’s Smart Key push-button ignition system, and whether it violates a federal regulation designed to prevent theft and roll-away risk.
NHTSA’s Recall Office is Failing – 6/24/15
Federal watchdog now has the will and the leader needed for change. Congress needs to deliver the way.
When the nation’s car safety watchdog fails to do its job, people are killed and maimed.
Among the most recent casualties: Kylan Langlinais, of Lafayette, La. The 22-year-old died in April after her 2005 Honda Civic hit a utility pole and its Takata air bag ruptured, spewing shrapnel into the cabin, according to a lawsuit filed by her parents.