Monday, October 27, 2014

Brain salt--might cure NHTSA before the next safety debacle

 NHTSA: shake liberally on food every meal.
 the painful maladies that cause a ten year delay before fatal defects are even noticed.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. • The congressional investigators who dug into fatal defects in General Motors and Toyota cars are now asking U.S. safety regulators to brief them about potentially deadly air bags.
Staff from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Michigan Republican Fred Upton, requested an explanation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about recalls of Takata Corp. air bags linked to four deaths.
That came a day after U.S. regulators expanded the number of vehicles they said were vulnerable by 3 million, to 7.8 million, and GM joined Toyota in warning people not to sit in front passenger seats. While NHTSA is urging people to be cautious, its website for checking your car's status has been overwhelmed by heavy traffic.
"Auto safety continues to be a top priority for the committee, and our staff is continuing to monitor a number of issues before NHTSA, including these air-bag recalls," according to the committee's statement. "Staff has requested a briefing with NHTSA on the status of the Takata recalls and the agency's investigation."

Meanwhile, Jim "apologetics" Lentz hits the media circuit again, 
explaining just how responsible Toyota is being for the safety of its customers.

Jim's kissy kissy to interviewer.