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NHTSA tests show Model S safest car

Tesla released data about crash tests, showing that it not only earned 5-star ratings from NHTSA in every category, but proved to be safer than any other car on the road.

By August 19, 2013


NHTSA pulls back from driver distraction regulation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released guidelines today for automakers to build nondistracting electronics into cars, but fell short of passing regulations.

By April 23, 2013


To prevent unintended acceleration, NHTSA proposes new standard

A proposed NHTSA safety standard will require a brake-throttle override system on all vehicles.

By April 12, 2012


Chevy Volt poses no elevated fire risk, NHTSA says

The Chevy Volt and other electric vehicles are still safe to drive, says the NHTSA after a side collision test with the Volt sparked concerns.

By January 23, 2012


NHTSA studies Ford floor mats

Automotive News reports on a potential safety problem with Ford floor mats.

By June 9, 2010


Keyless ignition rule likely to track SAE plan

The NHTSA proposes rules for how keyless ignitions in cars should work.

By April 8, 2011


GM begins Volt battery reinforcement to prevent fires

After a preliminary NHTSA study showed a fire in a crash-tested Volt was caused by coolant leakage, GM begins a program to reinforce the Volt's battery pack.

By January 5, 2012


GM responds to Chevy Volt fires

GM found itself in the hot seat after a Volt caught fire three weeks after crash tests, leading the NHTSA to question all EV makers about battery safety.

By November 11, 2011


US requiring back-up cameras in cars by 2018

A new rule passed today by the US Department of Transportation mandates rear-view cameras in all cars built from May 1, 2018.

By March 31, 2014


Toyota recalls vehicles over loose floor mats

After an alert by the NHTSA, Toyota issues a recall to fix floor mats in seven models.

By September 29, 2009