March 20: Largest ever car seat recall involved 4 million units with defective buckles. Graco must pay $3 million civil penalty and spend $7 million on new steps to improve child safety.
National advertising is aimed at parents of children 8-14 to make sure kids are consistently and properly wearing seat belts every time the car is moving. Read More
Would require rental agencies, used car dealers to fix defects before renting or selling recalled vehicles. Also, NHTSA fines airbag maker Takata.
The decison to call for a national recall of vehicles with certain Takata-made driver’s side frontal air bags is based on the agency's evaluation of a recent driver’s side air bag failure in a vehicle outside the current regional recall area. Unless Takata and the involved manufacturers quickly agree to this recall, NHTSA will use its full statutory powers to ensure vehicles that use the same or similar air bag inflator are recalled. Details