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April 6, 2017 - Industry News

FTC Approves Settlements With CarMax, Asbury, West-Herr

The Federal Trade Commission last week approved settlements with CarMax, Asbury Automotive, and West-Herr Automotive Group, which the regulator charged with failing to disclose that some pre-owned vehicles offered for sale had unrepaired safety recalls despite the companies' claims of rigorous vehicle inspections.

Tags: Asbury Automotive, CarMax, Federal Trade Commission, GM Recalls, NHTSA, Recalls, Takata, West-Herr Automotive

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Half Million North Texas Residents Still Driving Unrepaired Recall Vehicles, Takata Warns

More than 500,000 North Texas residents are driving recalled vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators, according to Airbag Recall, a website setup by the Takata Corp. to inform consumers about the recall. The company is urging drivers of these vehicles to have them repaired immediately.

Tags: Airbag, Inflator, NHTSA, Recall, Takata, Texas

June 30, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA Issues Urgent Warning to 313,000 Honda, Acura Owners

Two Honda models that contain the dangerous Takata air bag inflators. 

New tests on Takata airbag inflators show that certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles have up to a 50% chance of rupturing during a crash, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) alert.

Tags: Acura, Danger, Honda, NHTSA, Recall, Takata

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA Fines Ariz. Dealership $40,000 for Selling New Cars With Open Recalls

The federal agency said Sands Chevrolet violated the Safety Act for selling and delivering new vehicles without fixing safety-related defects. Along with the fine, the dealership was ordered to show that it has taken, or will take, steps to ensure it does not violate the Safety Act again, the settlement agreement states.

Tags: Civil Penalties, Department of Transportation, NHTSA, Recall, Safety

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

20 Automakers Commit to Making Automotic Emergency Braking Standard Equipment by 2022

By 2022, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety expect 99% of the U.S. auto market to have automatic emergency braking as a standard feature.

Tags: Automatic Emergency Braking, IIHS, NHTSA, Safety

December 14, 2015 - Industry News

Transportation Bill Paves the Way Toward Digital Vehicle Transactions

Billed as a down payment for building a 21st century transportation system, the recently passed Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or Fast Act, contains a provision that clears a key hurdle in the industry’s drive toward a fully digital transaction.

Tags: electronic lien and titles, electronic signatures, Law, Motor Vehicle Software Corp., NHTSA, Odometer Fraud

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

Toyota to Pay Record $17.35M for Delayed Safety Reports

Toyota Motor Corp. will pay a record $17.35 million in civil penalties for not reporting floor mat pedal defects in a timely manner, the NHTSA announced today.

Tags: Civil Penalties, fine, floor mat pedals, NHTSA, Ray LaHood, Recall, safety defect, Toyota

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Proposes Use of ‘Black Box’ Recorders in Passenger Vehicles

The Department of Transportation proposed a rule that would require automakers to install event data recorders in all light passenger vehicles beginning Sept. 1, 2014.

Tags: EDR, electronic data recorder, NHTSA, Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation

October 11, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA Warns of Counterfeit Airbags

The traffic safety agency urges vehicle owners and repair professionals to use only certified, original equipment replacement parts.

Tags: alert, Carfax, counterfeit air bags, NHTSA

January 4, 2011 - Industry News

Edmunds.com Reports 2010 Auto Industry Trends

Reflecting on 2010, Edmunds.com said the industry experienced another year of ups and downs. The automotive information site also highlighted the key trends from last year.

Tags: Edmunds.com, manufacturer incentives, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, Vehicle Sales

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

CARS Enters Enforcement Phase

Recent actions by a government agency, which were reported by USA Today over the weekend, could mean the $3 billion Cash for Clunker’s program is entering the enforcement phase.

Tags: Cash for Clunkers program, NHTSA

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