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Recalls Rise 13%, Affected Vehicles Fall in 2018

Recalls Rise 13%, Affected Vehicles Fall in 2018

While the number of recalls increased to 914 in 2018 as compared to 810 in 2017, the number of affected vehicles fell to 29.3 million as compared with 30.6 million in 2017, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.

April 8, 2019

NHTSA Suspends Recall Updates During Federal Shutdown
NHTSA Reminds Fleets to Check Recalls

NHTSA Reminds Fleets to Check Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding vehicle owners and drivers, as well as fleet managers, to check for open recalls on their vehicles. Recalls that remain unaddressed are a safety risk, according to the agency.

November 2, 2018

DOT Updates Guidance on Autonomous Vehicles
Too Soon to Regulate Autonomous Vehicles: NHTSA

Too Soon to Regulate Autonomous Vehicles: NHTSA

As regulators, public safety advocates and automakers grapple with how to create a federal legal framework for the deployment of autonomous vehicles, the nation's top auto safety official has said it's premature to regulate self-driving vehicles.

July 18, 2018

Safe Rental Car Act Effective Today

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), starting today rental car agencies must fix any and all open safety defects before renting out vehicles to customers.

June 1, 2016

The Challenge to Comply

The Challenge to Comply

Before the enactment of the Safe Rental Car Act, our industry needs guidance on the ambiguous areas of the law, and NHTSA needs to enact common sense fixes to allow our industry to fully comply and protect the public.

March 15, 2016

Takata Airbag Linked to Rental Customer Death

Takata Airbag Linked to Rental Customer Death

A woman who died in a car crash last September has been named as the eighth victim killed by defective Takata airbags. The woman rented the Honda Civic with the defective airbag from Sunset Car Rental in San Diego.

July 1, 2015

Rental Car Industry Joins NHTSA in Support of Safe Rental Act

Rental Car Industry Joins NHTSA in Support of Safe Rental Act

At a press conference last week, the American Car Rental Association (ACRA) joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Mark Rosekind in support of passing legislation that would require rental car agencies to fix safety defects before renting vehicles subject to a recall.

February 25, 2015

<b>Updated:</b> Boxer Withdraws Amendment on Rental Recalls

Feeling the pressure from the lobbying effort of the industry and acknowledging the controversial nature of the issue, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) withdrew her amendment on rental recalls Dec. 14 during the Senate Commerce Committee's mark-up of the Auto Safety Bill.

December 14, 2011