Public Awareness Campaign Aims To Prevent Child Heat DeathsPantego police have started a public awareness campaign to prevent child heat deaths in cars by using signs in businesses to ask parents where their kids are.
Consumer Reports Says Tesla Should Drop Autopilot NameConsumer Reports magazine is calling on electric car maker Tesla Motors to change the name of its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and to disconnect the automatic steering feature.
Government Urges Owners Of Old Hondas To Get Air Bags FixedThe government is urging owners of older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after tests found that their Takata air bag inflators are extremely dangerous.
Fiat Chrysler Gearshift Probe Finds 266 Crashes, 68 InjuriesA government investigation into confusing gear shifters like the one in the SUV that crushed and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin found 266 crashes that injured 68 people.
Subaru Tells Some Legacy, Outback Owners: "Don't Drive Them"Subaru is telling owners of some newer Legacy and Outback vehicles not to drive them because the steering can fail.
U.S. Ends Ford Pickup Probe Without Seeking RecallU.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into power brake assist failures in Ford F-150 pickup trucks without seeking a recall.
Texas Teenager Latest Victim Of Exploding Takata AirbagsA Houston teenager is the tenth person nationwide to die as a result of an faulty Takata airbag.
"No Excuse": Safety Experts Say Car Defect Puts Kids In DangerAuto safety experts are demanding action on what they call a serious safety defect. The move comes days after a jury awarded more than a $124.5 million to a Texas family.
U.S. Investigates 420,000 Ford F-150s For Brake FailureThe U.S. government is investigating complaints that the brakes can fail on Ford's F-150 pickup truck, one of the most popular vehicles in Texas and the nation.
Crashes After Fiat Chrysler Gear Shifters Confuse DriversElectronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear.
Automakers To Recall 5M Vehicles For Another Air Bag ProblemAnother problem with automotive air bags, this one resulting in recalls of up to 5 million vehicles. Continental Automotive Systems says moisture can get inside its control computers, causing the power supplies to corrode and fail.
Hyundai Recalls 470,000 Sonatas To Replace EnginesHyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the U.S. to replace the engines because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail.

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