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.
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.