NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind called the lapse a “significant failure.”
The lawsuit alleges that the cars will not automatically shut off in the absence of a key, causing deadly carbon-monoxide poisoning.
Go. Stop. Turn. Yield. Merge. All pretty hard to do when some miscreant is remotely controlling your Jeep from a distance.
Both have to do with the vehicles not complying with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
A wiring harness may chafe and result in an electrical short which could increase the risk of a fire.
Vehicles can unexpectedly shift to neutral.
While the trucks are governed to a top speed of 16 mph, the tires are only rated at a maximum speed of 87 mph.
The vehicles have a tire placcard that incorrectly states the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
The expanded recalls applies to 2003-2007 Honda Accord and 2001-2005 Honda Civic.
Affected vehicles have a driver’s side air bag inflated curtain that may have a loose or missing rear mounting bolt.
Daimler Vans will be handling the recall.
The recall affects the 2004-2006 model year Mazda B-series light trucks.
The recall affects the Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, and Mazda RX-8.
As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567.