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NHTSA Alert: Chevrolet Bolt EV Recall for Fire Risk
NHTSA Seeks Accountability, Transparency on ADAS-Related Crashes
ACRA Provides Updates, Welcomes New Members

ACRA Provides Updates, Welcomes New Members

The American Car Rental Association’s April update includes information on airport MAG relief, vehicle cybersecurity guidance, COVID-19 liability protection bills, and $2 billion in unused grants — along with an April Fool’s joke.

April 1, 2021

New NHTSA Rules Facilitate Rentals for Disabled

New NHTSA Rules Facilitate Rentals for Disabled

The first proposal would allow car rental companies to temporarily disable a driver’s knee bolster air bag to enable the installation of hand controls. The second allows a waiver for installation of a rear-mounted wheelchair transporter that could block rearview cameras.

December 29, 2020

LexisNexis Introduces Tool that Finds Correct Owners of Recalled Vehicles
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

Kia Recalls Vehicles Again to Address Engine Fires

Kia Recalls Vehicles Again to Address Engine Fires

Despite the government shutdown, Kia is recalling approximately 68,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a fuel injector pipe issue that can potentially lead to engine fires, reports the Associated Press.

January 17, 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

Feds Set Self-Driving Vehicle Summit to Gather Data
Hyundai Recalls Sonata Cars for Seat Belts
FCA Recalls 470K SUVs, Sedans for Head Restraints
Durango, Grand Cherokee SUVs Recalled for Brakes
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