Mark Rosekind, the new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, promised earlier this week to take more aggressive action on auto recalls that have been moving slowly. This action is part of the NHTSA’s ramped up efforts to improve safety for drivers across the country.
In particular, Rosekind called out Fiat Chrysler for failure to make timely recalls on more than 1 million Jeep vehicles that were recalled due to potentially dangerous gas tanks that could explode in the event of a rear end collision. He also criticized Takata for failing to fully cooperate on the recall of millions of vehicles containing defective airbags.
To speed up Fiat Chrysler recalls, the NHTSA may require the auto manufacturer to adjust their process for repairing these defective vehicles. The...Read more