National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it’s recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S. to fix a suspension problem that could cause crashes.
The government has expanded an investigation into fires that can start in the doors of several Toyota models, adding 600,000 Camrys and other vehicles to the probe.
Federal safety regulators are investigating buses made by Motor Coach Industries Inc. during the past 20 years because the drive shafts could fall out and cause the driver to lose control.
Subaru is recalling more than 275,000 Forester SUVs because a rear seat belt may not hold a child seat in place securely.
Chrysler is recalling about 200,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs, because a key part could break and cause a crash.
Nissan says it is recalling more than 79,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix possible gasoline leaks.
Carmakers should design potentially distracting dashboard technology so it’s automatically disabled while the vehicle is in motion, federal safety officials said Thursday.
Texting, emailing or chatting on a cellphone while driving is simply too dangerous to be allowed, federal safety investigators declared Tuesday, urging all states to impose total bans except for emergencies.