Regulation and Safety
 

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 last month by shrapnel from the device in her 2006 Sentra...... 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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GM approves 80 death claims from ignition-switch recall

3:00 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2015
The death toll from General Motors' defective ignition switch has risen to 80, according to the lawyer hired to review and approve victims' claims.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

2 key ideas to fix the recall process could save lives

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
Two bills in Congress would direct states to notify auto owners of unrepaired recalls.... Read More »

VW Passat, CC sedans get U.S. scrutiny for possible electrical flaw

10:49 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
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360,000 Nissan Versas, Versa Notes investigated for pedal issue

10:37 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
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NHTSA reopens probe into Ford lighting failures

1:34 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2015
NHTSA is reopening an investigation in which it previously decided not to recall more than half a million Ford cars with possibly defective lighting...... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler ordered to pay $150 million in Jeep fuel-tank fire death

7:26 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2015
A jury in Georgia, after a two-week trial, awarded $150 million to a family that sued Fiat Chrysler for the 2012 death of their 4-year-old in a fiery...... Read More »

NHTSA would get stop-sale power under U.S. bill

2:59 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would be able to order automakers to cease the sale of vehicles with dangerous safety defects...... Read More »

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