Honda Orders Stop-Sale Of 2016 Civics Over Possible Engine Failure; Recall Pending

Honda Orders Stop-Sale Of 2016 Civics Over Possible Engine Failure; Recall Pending

Just months after hitting the market, Honda has ordered all 2016 Civics to remain on their dealers’ lots after finding a problem in the vehicles that could lead to engine failure.  [More]

Panel: Takata Lacks Quality Control Processes, Policies For Addressing Defects

Panel: Takata Lacks Quality Control Processes, Policies For Addressing Defects

An independent review panel hired by Takata — the company behind the ongoing recall of millions of defective, potentially dangerous, airbags — found that the parts maker lacks processes to improve the quality of its products, or to adequately address problems in its devices once they are installed in vehicles.
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Nissan Recalls 846,000 Altimas Over Hood Latch Issues For The Third Time

Nissan Recalls 846,000 Altimas Over Hood Latch Issues For The Third Time

For the third time in the past year and a half, Nissan is recalling hundreds of thousands of Altima vehicles because of fears the cars’ hoods will fly open while on the move.  [More]

After Takata Airbag Death, Ford Recalls 391K Ranger Trucks

After Takata Airbag Death, Ford Recalls 391K Ranger Trucks

Just days after federal regulators said another five million vehicles would be recalled because of defective, shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags, Ford has stepped up to announce that this recall now includes 391,000 Ranger trucks. [More]

2015 Was Another Record Year For Vehicle Recalls

2015 Was Another Record Year For Vehicle Recalls

Shortly after taking over as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mark Rosekind warned carmakers, consumers, and anyone who would listen that 2015 could see more recalls than the recallapalooza that was 2014. Fast forward 12 months, and his prediction has become a reality.  [More]

Ford Under Investigation For Door Latch Issues, Again

Ford Under Investigation For Door Latch Issues, Again

Just two months after federal regulators shut the book on a probe into why the door latches on certain Ford vehicles refused to stay shut, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a similar investigation into another set of sedans from the carmaker.  [More]

Regulators Move To Ease Restrictions For Self-Driving Cars

Regulators Move To Ease Restrictions For Self-Driving Cars

With everyone from Google to Ford trying to get into the self-driving vehicle business, federal regulators say it may be time to ease up on some restrictions that the industry claims are slowing innovation in the relatively new field. [More]

More Cars Could Be Added To Massive Takata Airbag Recall

More Cars Could Be Added To Massive Takata Airbag Recall

Five months after lowering the number of vehicles recalled due to shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags, federal regulators are bracing to once again revise that figure upward, adding more vehicles to the years-long airbag defect list.  [More]

Carmakers, Regulators To Announce Agreement To Improve Vehicle Safety

Carmakers, Regulators To Announce Agreement To Improve Vehicle Safety

Federal regulators and automakers from around the world are set to announce an agreement on Friday to reform and improve auto safety following a year of record fines and safety recalls.  [More]

Mazda Adds 374,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall List

Mazda Adds 374,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall List

Weeks after federal regulators announced that additional vehicles would be added to the long list of those affected by Takata’s airbag defect, Mazda recalled 374,000 automobiles in the U.S.  [More]

Some GM SUV Owners Say Their Vehicles Are Making Them Sick

Some GM SUV Owners Say Their Vehicles Are Making Them Sick

From time to time you might feel a bit nauseated while driving (or riding) from point A to point B, and that’s pretty normal. But it appears that some General Motors SUV owners are having a bit more than just a little bout of carsickness while trolling around in their vehicles.  [More]

Eighth U.S. Death Linked To Takata Airbag Defect; Additional Vehicles Added To Recall List

Eighth U.S. Death Linked To Takata Airbag Defect; Additional Vehicles Added To Recall List

Yet another death has been linked to Takata airbags that can explode and spew potentially lethal shrapnel at passengers, federal regulators said on Wednesday, increasing the number of fatalities in the U.S. to eight, and nine worldwide.  [More]

Ford Recalls 313K Sedans Because Lights Are Necessary While Driving In The Dark

Ford Recalls 313K Sedans Because Lights Are Necessary While Driving In The Dark

Six years after federal regulators originally closed an investigation into Ford sedans that contained headlights that could fail and four months after a new probe into the issue was opened, the automaker has issued a recall for 313,000 of the vehicles.  [More]

BMW To Pay $40M For Failing To Recall Mini Coopers In A Timely Manner

BMW To Pay $40M For Failing To Recall Mini Coopers In A Timely Manner

Three months after federal regulators opened a probe into whether BMW failed to recall more than 30,000 Mini Cooper cars in a timely fashion after certain models did not meet side impact crash standards, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fined the car manufacturer $40 million after finding a series of violations.  [More]

Fiat Chrysler To Pay $70M For Allegedly Failing To Disclose Crash Deaths & Injuries

Fiat Chrysler To Pay $70M For Allegedly Failing To Disclose Crash Deaths & Injuries

Fiat Chrysler will pay a $70 million fine to federal regulators over allegations it under-reported injuries and deaths related to vehicle crashes.  [More]

Regulators Propose Changes To 5-Star Safety Ratings To Incorporate More Crash-Prevention Technology

Regulators Propose Changes To 5-Star Safety Ratings To Incorporate More Crash-Prevention Technology

Crash safety tests are about to get a whole lot different. Automakers striving to achieve five stars for safety from federal regulators will have to add a few things to their vehicle rosters as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced high-tech changes to its system.  [More]

Hyundai Recalls 305K Sedans For Brake Light Issues

Hyundai Recalls 305K Sedans For Brake Light Issues

Following someone who constantly “rides the brake,” as they say, can be a frustrating experience. But if that car ahead of you is a Hyundai, it might not be the driver’s fault: the carmaker recently recalled nearly 305,000 Sonatas because the brake lights might stay on, even when the driver isn’t pressing the pedal.  [More]

Regulators Close Investigation Into Ford Door Latch Issues

Regulators Close Investigation Into Ford Door Latch Issues

More than a year after opening a probe into why the door latches on certain Ford vehicles refused to stay shut, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed the door (horrible pun) on the investigation after determining a recall initiated by the carmaker fixed the problem.  [More]