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Development of the National Advanced Driving Simulator Resulted in Substantial Cost Increase and Schedule Delays
NHTSA did not effectively control the costs of the driving simulator, which grew to $80.8 million, more than twice the original estimate of $36.5 million.
Final Report on Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program: Most Transactions Met Program Requirements, But Program Completion Activities Continue
On April 29, 2010, we issued our final report on the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program. The law that provided a supplemental appropriation for the program directed us to review the Department’s administration of CARS. In add
To help reduce fatalities, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awards formula and incentive grants to States to conduct a wide range of highway safety progr
We found that NHTSA successfully implemented 20 of the 22 TREAD Act requirements, and completed development of a new safety defects information system, called ARTEMIS, in July 2004.
Inadequate Data and Analysis Undermine NHTSA’s Efforts To Identify and Investigate Vehicle Safety Concerns
Since February 2014, the General Motors Corporation (GM) has recalled 8.7 million vehicles in the United States due to an ignition switch defect that can unexpectedly shut down the engine and disable power steering, power brakes, and air bags.
On February 6, 2013, we issued a final report on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Oversight of Mississippi Highway Safety Grants. This audit was requested by NHTSA.
We reported on NHTSA’s processing of petitions to import vehicles (other than those manufactured for sale in Canada) that were not originally manufactured to comply with Federal safety standards.
On January 3, 2002, we issued our final report on NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI).
What We Looked At
On October 6, 2011, we issued a report on NHTSA's oversight of vehicle safety. We found that NHTSA followed its established procedures in investigating unintended acceleration (UA) issues for Toyota and other manufacturers and that UA-issues affe