All NHTSA articles

  • Hyundai

    NHTSA issues first-ever whistleblower award of $24M to Hyundai insider


    A former Korean safety engineer with Hyundai will receive the first whistleblower award from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: A $24.3 million payment for information regarding engine safety issues in 1.6 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles sold in the U.S.

  • Tesla

    NHTSA probing Tesla for defects that cause battery fires


    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into electric-car company Tesla over potential battery defects that allegedly cause its vehicles to suddenly burst into flames.

  • Blog

    Takata to Pay Record $200 Million NHTSA Penalty


    Citing violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act’s requirements to repair vehicles with safety defects, the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this month imposed the largest civil penalty in its history. The consent order imposes a record civil penalty of $200 million against Japan-based airbag supplier Takata ...

  • Blog

    GM to Pay $900 Million to Resolve Criminal Charges in Product Safety Case


    General Motors today agreed to a $900 million forfeiture to resolve criminal charges for wire fraud and for concealing information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concerning safety defects in its vehicles. The automaker also entered into a deferred prosecution agreement under which it admitted that it failed to ...

  • Blog

    NHTSA Issues Record Fines in 2014; Fines Honda $70 Million


    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration slapped Honda with two $35 million civil penalties for failing to report deaths, injuries, and certain warranty claims to the federal government in violation of the TREAD Act. Including Honda, NHTSA issued more than $126 million in civil penalties in 2014, exceeding the total ...