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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 […]

US: massive jury awards last year could spell trouble for automakers

US: massive jury awards last year could spell trouble for automakers

After huge jury awards against companies made a comeback last year due to rising instances when fatal defects were found in their products, automakers should consider themselves warned if they continue without fixing defective parts. Last year billion-dollar verdicts in product-defect lawsuits showed their face again after a decade-long absence: […]

New NHTSA boss warns recalls might surpass 2014 record

New NHTSA boss warns recalls might surpass 2014 record

According to Mark Rosekind, the new boss of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the public attention surrounding the auto-safety flaws could lead to 2015 US auto recalls surpassing the incredible record of more than 60 million units seen in 2014. Rosekind told reporters today in Washington that his […]

US: top auto stories led by recalls

US: top auto stories led by recalls

Historically, 2014 might go down in automotive history as the year that recalls exploded, not the one when Fiat and Chrysler united to form FCA or the one that auto sales have finally recovered from the latest economic crisis. The auto industry had its fare share of (huge) bumps in […]

The world could be in a deep auto safety crisis

The world could be in a deep auto safety crisis

Incredibly, with more than a decade into the XXI century, the world still faces incredible threats from companies that put earnings ahead of human lives. First off, we had GM’s decade long concealment of a deadly ignition switch defect. Now we have airbags that should protect, not kill people. The […]

Carlos Ghosn sees industry wide recalls mounting

Carlos Ghosn sees industry wide recalls mounting

The chief executive officer of the Renault – Nissan alliance is warning buyers that auto recalls would increase their number as the producers try to address quickly any quality issue to keep owners happy. The ignition switch debacle surrounding General Motors and the mounting scandal with Takata Corp’s airbag inflators […]