Chrysler Recalls 68,000 Jeep Wranglers for Potential Fire Hazard

Chrysler announced it would recall almost 68,000 Jeep Wranglers from the 2010 model year equipped with automatic transmissions because of a fire hazard, according to a report the automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The action comes after the agency opened an investigation late in March after receiving eight complaints from owners…

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Chrysler Recalls 68,000 Jeep Wranglers for Potential Fire Hazard

Chrysler announced it is recalling almost 68,000 Jeep Wranglers from the 2010 model year equipped with automatic transmissions because of a fire hazard, according to a report the automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The action comes after the agency opened an investigation late in March after receiving eight complaints from owners…

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USDOT Proposes Groundbreaking Rule to Prevent Rollover Crashes for Nation’s Large Trucks, Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today proposed a new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on large commercial trucks, motorcoaches, and other large buses for the first time ever. Agency research shows the technology could prevent up to 56 percent of rollover crashes…

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USDOT Proposes Groundbreaking Rule to Prevent Rollover Crashes for Nation’s Large Trucks, Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today proposed a new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on large commercial trucks, motorcoaches, and other large buses for the first time ever. Agency research shows the technology could prevent up to 56 percent of rollover crashes…

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USDOT Proposes Updated Safety Standard to Prioritize Braking Control, Reduce Risk of High-Speed Unintended Acceleration for Nation’s Cars

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today proposed to update existing safety standards to ensure drivers can better stop a vehicle in the event both the brake and accelerator pedals are depressed at the same time. NHTSA research indicates a “Brake-Throttle Override” requirement will help reduce the risks of high-speed…

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Obama Administration Wants Heftier Fines for Auto Safety Violations

The Obama administration is calling for higher fines for auto safety violations, but an auto trade group contends that the proposed increases are “unfairly punitive.” David Strickland, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said in congressional testimony recently that the current maximum fine of $17 million per case is not adequate. The…

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