Harbor Freight Tools has announced a recall of more than 1.7 million Pittsburgh Automotive 3-Ton and 6-Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands for a defect that poses a significant risk to your safety. Owners of these jack stands are asked to immediately discontinue use due to safety concerns. Injuries have been reported due to this issue. […]
Tag: Defects & Recalls
Forget about the lost hour of sleep this weekend – you have an important safety checklist to complete! On Sunday, March 8, as you turn the clocks forward and change smoke detector batteries, NHTSA wants you to add a new tradition to your safety essentials list: Checking your vehicle for safety recalls. Don’t risk your […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall that affects more than 50,000 school buses nationwide. Certain models of Thomas Built buses are being recalled for not having enough padding in the back of the seat. The organization says this could increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. One […]
The 2020 NHTSA Communications Calendar and the 2020 Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar are now available.
While the 2020 NHTSA Communications Calendar is substantially similar to the 2019 calendar, we are excited to announce a few new opportunities: Vehicle Safety Recall Awareness Week March 2-6, 2020 Consider participating in VIN check-up events, and distributing NHTSA vehicle safety recall awareness campaign materials available on TSM. Heatstroke Awareness Day May 1, 2020 Along with […]
GHSA has partnered with Check To Protect, a vehicle recall awareness program run by the National Safety Council (NSC) to spread the word that it is important – and easy – to check a vehicle’s recall status at CheckToProtect.org. Many drivers in your state may be unaware their vehicle has a safety recall and that […]
The high level analysis of vehicles in general for vehicle defects showed a high correlation of the defect type and the vehicle type, which is expected since certain defects apply only to trucks. The Causal Unit analysis given immediately below establishes that: (1) the most over-represented vehicles are heavy trucks (as we might expect), but […]
NHTSA’s process for monitoring for light passenger vehicle recalls lacks documentation and management controls, and does not ensure that remedies are reported completely and in a timely manner. The Agency also does not verify recall completion rates, although it has the authority to do so, and it lacks sufficient management controls to ensure staff assess risk […]
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned that certain vehicles with defective airbags are not being repaired fast enough. According to a release, high-risk MY 2006 Ford Rangers and Mazda B-Series trucks with defective Takata airbags are under a “do not drive” warning. The air bags must be replaced immediately.
In a new round of evaluations, 5 of 7 small SUVs earn good ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for occupant protection in a passenger-side small overlap front crash. The ratings bring to 16 the number of small SUVs the Institute has evaluated in the passenger-side small overlap front test, which was introduced […]
Ford and Mazda announced today that they are expanding their ‘do not drive warning’ to include additional MY 2006 Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series trucks with defective Takata air bags based on new testing. These vehicles have defective Takata air bags that are an immediate risk to safety. Affected owners are urged not to drive these […]