Fiat Chrysler will buy back about 300,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a potentially expensive deal with U.S. safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recall.
The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has become more aggressive in enforcing auto safety rules, and Fiat Chrysler and the industry will have to adjust, the company’s CEO said Tuesday.
Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.
A recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found significant evidence that distracted driving is a much more serious problem than previously known.
Takata Corp. rejected demands Wednesday for a nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.
Honda admitted in statements issued on Monday that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars which are equipped with faulty air bags that can injure and even kill a driver.
Federal regulators are investigating whether Honda Motor Co. failed to report deaths and injuries that occurred in its vehicles.
The U.S. government’s auto safety agency told the manufacturer of potentially faulty air bags to make replacement parts faster and do more to find the cause of the problem.
The probe covers 938,000 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years, as well as the 2011 Mercury Milan.
U.S. safety regulators are looking into a consumer’s petition alleging that older Toyota Corolla models can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.
Starting on Wednesday, the U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled by automakers, but not repaired.