NHTSA Press Releases

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Press Release Location Release Date
U.S. DOT Fines Spartan Motors Inc. and Forest River Inc. for Failure to Announce Recalls and Report Safety Defects to NHTSA
Failure to meet Early Warning Requirements leads to civil penalties.
Washington, DC July 9, 2015
Consumer Advisory: Summertime is a Primetime for Car Thefts - Protect Your Vehicle Washington, DC July 8, 2015
Travel Advisory: NHTSA Encourages Motorists to Drive Sober this Fourth of July Holiday Washington, DC July 1, 2015
EPA and DOT propose greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks Washington, DC June 19, 2015
NHTSA Announces All Vehicle Identification Numbers Under the Takata Air Bag Recall Are Loaded Into the Agency’s Search System
NHTSA encourages vehicle owners to check their VIN number on website for air bag recalls.
Washington, DC June 17, 2015
Transportation Sec. Foxx Announces Formation of New NHTSA Safety Teams
Expert panel to help implement improvements identified in ‘Path Forward’ report; internal groups to tackle safety risks.
Washington, DC June 5, 2015
DOT Joins Members of Congress, Industry and Safety Advocates to Highlight the Life-saving Potential of Groundbreaking Technology to Prevent Drunk Driving
This alcohol-detection vehicle technology could potentially save thousands of lives each year
Washington, DC June 4, 2015
Transportation Sec. Foxx Announces Groundbreaking Final Rule on Heavy-duty Vehicle Electronic Stability Control
ESC will save up to 49 lives, prevent up to 1,759 crashes each year, and provide net economic benefits of more than $300 million annually.
Washington, DC June 3, 2015
NHTSA Safety Advisory: Reducing crashes caused by pedal error
Each year, approximately 16,000 preventable crashes occur due to pedal error when drivers mistake the accelerator for the brake.
Washington, DC May 29, 2015
NHTSA urges 15-passenger van users to always check tires before driving
NHTSA advises operators of 15-passenger vans to follow proper tire maintenance to avoid potentially deadly crashes.
Washington, DC May 28, 2015
Consumer Advisory: NHTSA Encourages Motorists to be Prepared Before Heading Out on Summer Road Trips
NHTSA urges motorists to take simple but necessary precautions to ensure a safe road trip over the Memorial Day holiday.
Washington, DC May 22, 2015
U.S DOT extends federal oversight of General Motors Washington, DC May 21, 2015
DOT takes action to address unsafe motorcycle helmets Washington, DC May 20, 2015
NHTSA urges motorists to wear seat belts for safety Washington, DC May 19, 2015
Department of Transportation announces steps to address Takata air bag defects Washington, DC May 19, 2015
DOT Announces Fiat Chrysler Public Hearing and Issues Special Order
NHTSA has concerns about 20 recalls and sets public hearing date for July 2.
Washington, DC May 18, 2015
Consumer Advisory: Bicycle Safety in May, and Every Day
Bicyclists and motorists urged to share the road with a ‘Safety First’ focus.
Washington, DC May 15, 2015
Transportation Sec. Foxx announces steps to accelerate road safety innovation Washington, DC May 13, 2015
DOT Sec. Foxx Appoints New Members to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council Washington, DC May 12, 2015
NHTSA urges parents and caregivers to prevent child heatstroke deaths Washington, DC May 11, 2015
Consumer Advisory: Safely 'Share the Road' With Motorcyclists
Safe-riding practices, helmet use and cooperation from all drivers will reduce fatalities and injuries on our nation’s highways.
Washington, DC May 7, 2015
NHTSA Advises Owners of Certain Ford Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ Vehicles to Take Safety Precautions
Defective latches could allow certain vehicle doors to open unexpectedly.
Washington, DC April 30, 2015
U.S. DOT Hosts Workshop to Boost Recall Completion Rates
NHTSA workshop input will be used to identify best practices and new approaches for improving the recall process.
Washington, DC April 28, 2015
NHTSA Earth Day Event Highlights Benefits of Vehicle Fuel Economy Washington, DC April 21, 2015
NHTSA Closes Investigation into Brake-Line Failures
NHTSA issues safety advisory on preventing undercarriage corrosion.
Washington, DC April 9, 2015
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