Feds: Drunk Driving A Bigger Problem On Halloween Than New Year's EveAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving crashes are three times more likely on Halloween than on New Year's Eve.
VW Recalls Older Touareg SUVs To Fix Possible Fuel LeaksVolkswagen is recalling nearly 74,000 SUVs in the U.S. because a fuel pump flange can develop cracks and leak gasoline. The recall covers Touareg SUVs with gasoline engines from 2004 to 2007.
Ford Fixes Austin Police SUVs, But Questions LingerFord has started repairing Explorer vehicles in Austin that were pulled from police duty because of carbon monoxide seeping into them. But the company faces questions about thousands of other vehicles on the road.
Takata Adds New Inflator Type To Huge Air Bag RecallTakata is adding a new type of air bag inflator to the nation's largest automotive recall. The company filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall.
US Probes Air Bag Computer Failures In 2012 Jeep LibertyThe U.S. government is investigating complaints that air bag control computers in some Jeep Liberty SUVs can fail, preventing the air bags from inflating in a crash.
Harley-Davidson Recalls Bikes Due To Oil Line IssueHarley-Davidson is recalling about 57,000 motorcycles worldwide because an oil line can come loose, spewing oil into the path of the rear tire. Dealers will inspect the clamps and fix them free of charge.
How Dangerous Air Bags Can Find Their Way Into Used CarsA Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: the devices are being taken from wrecked cars and reused.
Over 652K Vehicles Involved In Latest Takata Air Bag RecallThirteen automakers are recalling more than 652,000 vehicles in the U.S. in the latest round of dangerous Takata air bag inflator recalls.
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.