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The White House appointed Jonathan Morrison, a former lobbyist with ties to auto dealerships, as chief counsel of NHTSA.
Honda is recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted.
NHTSA turned down a petition by Ford and Mazda to delay -- for additional testing -- the recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective airbag inflators made by Takata.
NHTSA opened an investigation into potential airbag failures in 415,000 Volkswagen vehicles after the company issued a recall for the same issue in 2015.
Honda plans to inspect and replace or properly install replacement airbag inflators that have been improperly installed under an earlier recall.
NHTSA is considering eliminating regulations that currently block self-driving vehicles designed without steering wheels, brake pedals or other driver controls from hitting the road.
NHTSA said it is funding a pilot program that will notify drivers in Maryland if they have open uncompleted recalls at the time they register their vehicles.
Kia is recalling 342,381 Souls in the U.S. for the second time because an initial repair may not have fixed a steering flaw.
Regulation of autonomous vehicles requires more collaboration, information sharing and flexibility than previous top-down approaches, the top U.S. auto safety regulator says.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling 470,000 vehicles worldwide to replace a component that may inhibit deployment of the vehicles’ active head restraints in the event of a crash.
Waymo, Google's self-driving car affiliate, made a comprehensive safety assessment of its autonomous vehicles available to the public on Thursday, publishing a detailed safety report on its website.
FCA has rescinded the information it filed with NHTSA concerning the power output of the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine it plans to put in some versions of the upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
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