The Briefing Room

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Briefing Room provides the latest news and information on agency announcements and events. All media inquiries and interview requests should be directed to the Office of Public Affairs at 202-366-9550 or NHTSAMedia@dot.gov.
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NHTSA Denies GM Petition Regarding Takata Air Bags

NHTSA has denied a General Motors petition regarding Takata air bags, which will compel GM to recall and repair passenger air bags in approximately 5.9 million vehicles. Decision document

NHTSA Seeks Public Comment on ADS Safety Principles

NHTSA published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on ADS safety framework, and submitted it to the Federal Register on November 19. Learn more

Consumer Alert: Important Chevrolet Bolt Recall for Fire Risk

Owners of select 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes until their vehicles have been repaired, due to a new recall for the risk of fire.

NHTSA Announces Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization

The Click It or Ticket national seat belt enforcement mobilization, which runs Nov. 16-29, reminds everyone that seat belts save lives.

Consumer Alert: Repair Your Safety Recalls Now

NHTSA urges vehicle owners to take immediate action when notified of a safety defect and contact their automaker’s local dealership to schedule a free repair. Despite recall notices and public warnings, some vehicle and vehicle equipment recalls are never repaired.  

NHTSA Announces MY2021 Vehicles for NCAP Crashworthiness and ADAS Testing

NCAP will test 45 Model Year 2021 vehicles for crashworthiness, as well as the Model Year 2020 Tesla Model Y. These vehicles represent approximately 89% of the new vehicle fleet.  

2019 Fatality Data Show Continued Annual Decline in Traffic Deaths

Also, early 2020 projections show reduced overall fatalities; trends toward risky driving behaviors during public health crisis are cause for concern. Learn more

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