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NHTSA Faces Scrutiny Following Recalls

Camara Thomas1 year ago

According to WWLP, NHTSA is working to prevent the number of deaths and injuries caused by vehicular defects following a record setting year in vehicle recalls.

NHTSA Attempts to Improve Recall Process

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is under scrutiny following a recent spike in car recalls. This past year marked an all time high for the amount of automotives recalled for safety defects with 60 million vehicles recalled.

While the types of defects varied, those that received the most media attention were General Motor’s ignition switch recall and Takata’s airbag recalls.

The faulty ignition switches used in GM vehicles proved especially deadly, resulting in over 100 deaths and more than 200 injuries.

NHTSA says they are making a change to update or change their standards to get the numbers of recalls down while raising the standards for inspection. The hope is the changes will bring the number of deaths associated with defective vehicles down. 

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