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Takata pressed on years of delay in identifying airbag defect

3:18 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2015
Lawmakers sought answers today from Takata on just how much is being done to to find the root cause of an airbag defect that caused dozens of explosions and at least six deaths.

Canada seeks recall powers akin to U.S.

4:54 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
Canada’s Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is introducing a law that would give her the authority to force companies to recall faulty vehicles.

Takata will drop a troublesome airbag inflator design

3:53 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
Takata will stop producing one type of driver-side airbag inflator that's used in more than 17 million U.S.

NHTSA prepares to reorganize its senior ranks

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
NHTSA is preparing to restructure its management ranks following the exits of three key personnel involved with recalls and safety enforcement.

GM ignition-switch death toll inches up to 109

2:23 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
The death toll from General Motors’ defective ignition switches is up to 109, the office administering GM’s compensation fund said.

Carmakers asked by House about plans to handle cyberthreats

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
U.S. lawmakers want to know how the auto industry plans to tackle cybersecurity threats as new vehicles become increasingly connected to the Internet.

California bends but doesn't yield on ZEVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2015
Jaguar, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Volvo may be small, but California won't spare them from putting electrified vehicles on the market.

Takata's U.S. deal will lead to faster airbag fixes, Foxx says

6:43 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
The legal order signed by troubled supplier Takata with federal regulators last week will speed the investigation to determine the reason airbags are...

Automakers asked by House panel about cybersecurity policies

5:21 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
As in-car Wifi and smartphone integration becomes increasingly common, lawmakers want to know how automakers plan to prevent hackers from...

Key Safety ramps up airbag inflator production

4:10 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
Automotive safety components supplier Key Safety Systems said today it will ramp up production of airbag inflators beginning in December.

GM ignition-switch suits put on ice by U.S. judge, for now

6:22 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday put on hold dozens of lawsuits accusing General Motors of concealing an ignition-switch defect while the...

Ford recalls 423,000 vehicles for power-steering issue

10:55 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Ford today said it is recalling nearly 423,000 sedans and crossovers for a power-steering problem that federal regulators have been investigating...

EDITORIAL

Vigor, vigilance are just what we need from NHTSA

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Federal auto regulators are cracking down. This month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has forced Takata Corp.

'NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN'

NHTSA's Rosekind lays down the law, and the industry is rattled

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2015
NHTSA chief Mark Rosekind is invoking extraordinary powers and tools to clear up logjams on recalls, pressure automakers and get unsafe cars off the...

SIGNAL STRENGTH

Regulators, automakers, entrepreneurs push to break through the V2V roadblock

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications, which allows vehicles to signal their locations to one another and possibly avert collisions, is starting to look...

Feds find GM acted criminally in ignition switch defect, NYT says

8:56 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
The Justice Department has determined that GM's failure to recall millions of defective ignition switches for years involved criminal wrongdoing and...

Recall completion rates declining, Autotrader surveys show

10:41 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Following what's shaping up to be the largest industrywide recall in U.S.

Porsche recalls 918 Spyder on cooling system risk

12:05 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Porsche today launched a precautionary worldwide recall of its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sportscar, which can cost up to $937,000, saying a carbon...

THE AIRBAG RECALL CRISIS

NHTSA prepares to coordinate, accelerate Takata recall

11:54 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Federal auto safety regulators are invoking a power never used before in order to accelerate the Takata airbag inflator recalls after the embattled...

GM to stay under strict U.S. oversight

4:07 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Federal safety regulators have extended for at least a year a consent order that subjects General Motors to close scrutiny on safety matters, a...

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