NHTSA Wants You To Complain About Cars MoreGovernment officials want more people to complain about auto safety problems. The NHTSA is proposing a rule requiring automakers put labels on sun visors of new vehicles with instructions on how to file safety complaints.
NHTSA Wants Phone Makers To Lock Apps For DriversThe government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone who is driving a car. The voluntary guidelines unveiled Wednesday are designed to reduce crashes caused by distracted drivers.
Study Says Texas Has The Nation's Worst DriversMillions of people are skipping the airport this holiday season and opting for a road trip. But drivers in Texas might want to take extra caution, because the Lone Star State has some of the worst drivers in the country, according to a new study.
U.S. Investigates Ford Vehicles For Steering, Door Latch ProblemsTwo Ford Motor Co. models are under investigation by U.S. safety regulators for problems similar to those that have caused nearly 3 million other Ford vehicles to be recalled.
Hyundai Recalls SUVs; Software Flaw May Stop AccelerationHyundai is recalling about 41,000 small SUVs in the U.S. because a software glitch can stop the vehicles from accelerating.
Ford Adds 1.5M Vehicles To Door Latch RecallFord is adding about 1.5 million cars, SUVs and vans to a recall for doors that can pop open while the vehicles are moving.
U.S. Wants To Force Lower Speeds On Truck And Bus DriversThe U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the highways. The proposal would impose a nationwide limit on newly made vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds.
Traffic Fatalities Continue To Surge In 2016Traffic fatalities in the U.S. were up during the first six months of the year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago. Drivers have also put in a record 1.58 trillion miles on the road in the first half of the year.
SUV That Killed "Star Trek" Actor Was Under RecallThe SUV that rolled down a driveway and killed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly, government records show.
Safety Advocates Say Fatal Car Seat Failures Are 'Public Health Crisis'Safety advocates say automakers and regulators have acted with "criminal" negligence in failing to remedy a long-acknowledged auto safety flaw that watchdogs say has played a role in hundreds of deaths, creating a "public health crisis."
Takata Airbag Recall To Grow By More Than 35 MillionTakata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday.
Experts Say Self-Driving Cars Not Ready For RoadsEngineers and safety advocates are telling the government that self-driving cars are more likely to be a threat than a boon to public safety because of unresolved technical issues.