Study Lists States Where Drivers Are Most DangerousYour holiday road trip is underway. You’ve already navigated the overcrowded I-35 corridor from Dallas to Austin. But it’s not time to breathe a sigh of relief, or even believe that you’re safe.
US Confirms 11th Death Due To Takata Air BagsThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a 50-year-old woman died Sept. 30 in Riverside County, California.
U.S. Says Air Bag Parts Maker Is Stonewalling, Threatens FinesThe federal government has accused a small air bag parts maker of stonewalling an investigation into a fatal car crash, and threatened a large fine over the lack of cooperation.
Don't Slam The Door: Nissan Versa Air Bags Might InflateThe government is investigating complaints that side air bags on some Nissan Versa small cars can inflate if the driver or passenger doors are slammed to hard.
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.
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.
Public Awareness Campaign Aims To Prevent Child Heat DeathsPantego police have started a public awareness campaign to prevent child heat deaths in cars by using signs in businesses to ask parents where their kids are.
Consumer Reports Says Tesla Should Drop Autopilot NameConsumer Reports magazine is calling on electric car maker Tesla Motors to change the name of its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and to disconnect the automatic steering feature.
Government Urges Owners Of Old Hondas To Get Air Bags FixedThe government is urging owners of older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after tests found that their Takata air bag inflators are extremely dangerous.
Fiat Chrysler Gearshift Probe Finds 266 Crashes, 68 InjuriesA government investigation into confusing gear shifters like the one in the SUV that crushed and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin found 266 crashes that injured 68 people.
Subaru Tells Some Legacy, Outback Owners: "Don't Drive Them"Subaru is telling owners of some newer Legacy and Outback vehicles not to drive them because the steering can fail.
U.S. Ends Ford Pickup Probe Without Seeking RecallU.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into power brake assist failures in Ford F-150 pickup trucks without seeking a recall.
Texas Teenager Latest Victim Of Exploding Takata AirbagsA Houston teenager is the tenth person nationwide to die as a result of an faulty Takata airbag.
"No Excuse": Safety Experts Say Car Defect Puts Kids In DangerAuto safety experts are demanding action on what they call a serious safety defect. The move comes days after a jury awarded more than a $124.5 million to a Texas family.