Regulation and Safety
 

One congressional foe of estate tax repeal is a dealer

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Eliminating the estate tax has been a top priority of the National Automobile Dealers Association for years.... Read More »
KEITH CRAIN

50 years since 'Unsafe at Any Speed'

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ralph Nader's bursting onto the automotive scene by publishing Unsafe at Any Speed, an indictment of the early Chevrolet Corvair with swing axles.... Read More »

Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix doors that may fly open while driving

3:51 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars for an issue that could prevent the doors from latching or allow them to open unexpectedly while driving.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalls 46,000 vehicles for ignition switch, airbag issues

2:48 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 43,874 Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Viper models for possible ignition-switch issues and 2,408 Ram ProMaster City...... Read More »

Ford F-150 regular cab, SuperCab join SuperCrew with 5-star safety ratings

7:00 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
The redesigned Ford F-150 pickup has earned the government's highest possible crash safety rating, answering worries that the truck's all-new...... Read More »

Suzuki recalls record 2 million cars for smoking ignition switch

7:21 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
Suzuki said it would recall 2 million cars, a record for the automaker, including Chevrolet Cruzes it builds for GM, to replace the ignition switch...... Read More »

NHTSA prepares steps to speed up Takata, Jeep recalls

1:30 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2015
Federal auto safety regulators want to see more progress on the Takata and Jeep fuel tank recalls, and could take action in the next two weeks to...... Read More »

GM ignition-switch death claims rise by 3 to 87

11:47 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
The death count from General Motors' faulty ignition switches has reached 87, up three from a week earlier.... Read More »

Nissan to expand U.S. recalls tied to Takata airbag flaw

7:24 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Nissan plans to expand a regional recall of cars in the United States with potentially defective Takata airbags after a woman said she was injured...... Read More »

Aluminum F-150 improves crash-test rating from all-steel predecessor

9:48 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
The aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 has earned a better government crash-test rating than its all-steel predecessor, countering any concerns that the...... Read More »

Volkswagen extends Routan ignition-switch recalls

12:55 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Volkswagen is recalling 20,676 Routan minivans with potentially faulty ignition switches.... Read More »

Honda confirms Takata airbag rupture injured driver in March accident

6:44 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Honda confirmed that a faulty airbag inflator made by Takata ruptured in a March 20 crash of a car in Florida, injuring the driver.... Read More »

2012 Subaru Impreza under investigation for potential airbag flaw

8:05 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into 2012 Subaru Imprezas because the front passenger seat airbags may fail to operate.... Read More »

GM ignition-switch death toll rises to 84

2:29 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
The death toll from General Motors' defective ignition switch has risen by four from a week earlier to 84, the office administrating GM's...... Read More »

Takata airbag on Honda Civic linked to another injury

11:32 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2015
Faulty airbags supplied by Takata have been linked to another injury involving a Honda Civic.... Read More »

EPA strikes deal with trade groups over biofuel targets

2:17 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2015
The EPA reached a deal with two oil trade groups on setting targets for blending renewable fuels into the nation's fuel supply.... Read More »

Nissan, BMW recall more than 165,000 vehicles for fuel pump glitch

12:37 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2015
Nissan and BMW are recalling more than 165,000 vehicles globally due to potential fuel pump failures that could cause an engine to stall or not start.... Read More »

NHTSA warns of rust on brakes in cold-weather states

6:30 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2015
Safety regulators warned millions of owners of older model vehicles in "Rust Belt" states to get their brake systems checked for corrosion, a warning...... Read More »

NHTSA weighs reopening probe into Jeep fuel tanks

3:19 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2015
U.S. auto-safety regulators may consider reopening a probe into fuel-tank ruptures in some of Fiat Chrysler's older Jeep models.... Read More »

Dodge, Chrysler minivans won't be recalled after stall investigation

11:49 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2015
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