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2014 Ford Edge Sport
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to turn up the heat on the auto industry. The agency will be watching automakers closely, Automotive News said early today, as it tries to curtail safety snafus such as the enormous General Motors ignition switch fiasco last year. NHTSA announced its intention in the report “NHTSA’s Path Forward.” NHTSA said it was increasing the number and frequency of industry audits. Automakers also will face tougher requests for data from regulators. NHTSA also indicated that it would meet with automakers early inRead More
Ford Fusion
It has been quite a week at the Ford Motor Co. In the last seven days, the automaker has added more than 700,000 vehicles to its ongoing door latch recall, while opening new probes into three other problems. The latter three campaigns brought the total number of vehicles recalled by the number two domestic automaker to nearly 1.3 million. Interestingly, the increased recall action occurred during the week that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind was in Detroit meeting with automakers and touring facilities. Rosekind flew toRead More
Mark Rosekind
Following weeks of hinting, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced this week it would be taking action on long-stalled auto recalls. The recalls that have piqued the interest of the agency are one that involves the gas tanks of 1.56 million older Jeeps and the continuing Takata airbag crisis. The Jeep recall began in 2013 and ended last year. However, the agency may reopen it. The other recall is the continuing Takata airbag fiasco that involves 17 million U.S. vehicles and as many as 25 million overseas. TheRead More
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The U.S. Senate approved a new administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration following a yearlong wait. Mark Rosekind, whose nomination to head the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been held up for a year, was approved as administrator late Tuesday by the U.S. Senate. Rosekind, according to Automotive News, takes over a troubled agency which has been involved with “lapses” in its safety oversight function as record numbers of vehicles have been recalled and it has been dealing with the fallout of Takata’s refusal to expand itsRead More