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Toyota Recalls Pickups, Other Models for Overloading Risk

Toyota is recalling 649 vehicles because they may have labels that inaccurately specify load-carrying capacity, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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4 Automakers Offer Auto-Braking Standard on Most Cars

Four of 20 automakers reported that automatic emergency braking (AEB) is standard on more than half of their 2017 model-year vehicles, according to an update released jointly by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.