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US: NHTSA shows its watchdog “teeth”

US: NHTSA shows its watchdog “teeth”

The US auto safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has long been facing criticism of acting too slow and with little force, but after it finally received a new administrator after January has started showing its “watchdog” qualities. The agency’s new boss – Mark Rosekind – is eager […]

Takata details airbag testing led to 265 rupture cases

Takata details airbag testing led to 265 rupture cases

Japanese auto safety parts manufacturer Takaat Corp., at the center of a worldwide crisis of record proportions because of potentially defective airbag inflators, has disclosed in front of US auto safety regulators that it had 265 ruptures during testing. Takata, US auto safety regulators and a consortium established by the […]

Jeep Cherokee recall expanded

Jeep Cherokee recall expanded

FCA has officially announced the expanding of the airbag software update for the Jeep Cherokee and this is bringing the total number of affected Cherokees to a whole new level. According to the North American based automaker, the Jeep Cherokee recall is now covering 68,593 more units worldwide, from the […]