DOT Office of Inspector General To Issue New Report Critical of NHTSA
The Detroit News story on a OIG Report to be released next Monday finds problems at NHTSA.
“Washington — A devastating year-long government audit finds sweeping problems at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and says the agency failed repeatedly over a decade to discover the General Motors ignition switch defect that’s linked to more than 110 deaths.
The scathing 42-page report by the Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General says the nation’s auto safety regulator fails to carefully review safety issues, hold automakers accountable for safety lapses, carefully collect vehicle safety data, or properly train or supervise its staff. And it says NHTSA rejects most staff requests to open investigations into suspected defects.
“Collectively, these weaknesses have resulted in significant safety concerns being overlooked,” the report found.
The Detroit News obtained the report Friday from a government official; it is set to be released Monday by the inspector general’s office, a spokesman for that office said.” See