Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Have you recently switched from a luxury sedan to a luxury SUV?
A reporter would like to talk to you; please reach out to [email protected] by 7/25 for more details.
Did you get a great deal? Let us know in the Values & Prices Paid section!
Meet your fellow owners in our Owners Clubs

NHTSA "Asleep at the Switch" Posts: 10,059
edited November 2015 in General
NHTSA "Asleep at the Switch"

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was "asleep at the switch" during the ignition-switch problems that plagued GM vehicles, a new report by the House Energy and Commerce Committee said.

"It is tragic that the evidence was staring NHTSA in the face and the agency didn't identify the warnings," said Fred Upton (R-MI), committee chairman.

Read the full story here



  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited September 2014
    @kokomojoe, and it's too bad you can't afford a lawyer to help in "recall" situations unless you are seriously injured and can find one that'll work on contingency.
  • I'm sure there's no doubt that NHTSA could improve its practices. That said, there's even less doubt that GM is ultimately responsible for the ignition switches they designed and installed.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Maybe the agency got some more funding and investigators?

    "NHTSA has stepped up its enforcement efforts following criticism that it acted too slowly on reports about failed General Motors Co. ignition switches that caused air-bags to lose power. The agency faced similar complaints over its response to reports that air-bags supplied by Takata Corp. could explode, sending shrapnel toward front-seat occupants." (Bloomberg)

    "The settlement is the latest sign that auto safety regulators are taking a more aggressive approach toward companies that fail to disclose defects or don’t properly conduct a recall." (WTNH)
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    A reporter wants to talk with a Jeep Cherokee owner about the recent recall aimed to address security vulnerabilities exposed by hackers last month. If you'd like to discuss your experience, please reach out to [email protected] by no later than August 18, 2015.
Sign In or Register to comment.