Star Safety Ratings, Long Helpful to Car Buyers, Now Languish in the Breakdown Lane

“There is no comparative value in the system anymore. It’s the equivalent of handing out candy at…

Safety ‘shenanigans’ must be addressed, Nader says

DETROIT — It takes a surprisingly small number of people to change the world — and that’s…

Comments on NHTSA Pilot Program: State Registration Recall Notification

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CAS Statement on NHTSA $105 Million Fine of Fiat Chrysler for Violations of Federal Recall Laws

July 27, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Record Fine is Poster Child of Inadequate Enforcement Authority

NHTSA blocks former chief from Toyota testimony

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.

Sens. Markey, Blumenthal Call for Increased Transparency, Accountability at NHTSA



Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 202-224-2742

Josh Zembik (202-224-6452


Help NHTSA turn car safety around: Our view

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.