Mazda recalling 190,000 CX-7 vehicles in U.S.Fri, 26, Aug 2016
Mazda Motor Corp. will recall 190,000 of its CX-7 crossovers from model years 2007 to 2012 in the U.S. because of an issue that may cause a loss of steering control, U.S. safety regulators said today.
Takata shortlists Daicel, KKR, Ningbo, others in rescue search, report saysFri, 26, Aug 2016
Takata has shortlisted six or seven companies, including a competitor and private-equity funds, as potential financial investors to bail out the Japanese supplier, people involved in the process told Reuters.
GM cleared in second lawsuit involving faulty ignition switchesThu, 25, Aug 2016
A Texas jury on Thursday said a GM ignition switch was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a statement from the company. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, is the second in favor of GM this year in a lawsuit over a recalled ignition switch that has been linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths.
Ford to recall 114,000 vehicles worldwide to fix fuel-pump issue, power windowsWed, 24, Aug 2016
Ford said it was recalling about 91,000 vehicles in North America to replace faulty fuel-pump parts that could potentially cause a car to stall without warning. Ford also said it was recalling 23,150 Ford Escape SUVs from the 2017 model year to update power-window software.
Chevy expands Teen Driver tech to 9 nameplatesTue, 23, Aug 2016
Chevrolet today said it is expanding its Teen Driver technology this fall to nine nameplates, covering 64 percent of the brand's sales. The technology, which debuted on the 2016 Malibu sedan, mutes the audio system until front-seat occupants buckle their safety belts, warns the driver when exceeding a preset speed and allows parents to set a maximum audio volume.
Hyundai recalls '13 Elantras for deteriorating brake padsMon, 22, Aug 2016
Hyundai Motor America is recalling 64,500 Elantra sedans from the 2013 model year because the brake pedal stopper pads can deteriorate over time.
Tesla owner in Autopilot crash won't sue, but car insurer mightFri, 19, Aug 2016
A Texas man said the Autopilot mode on his Tesla Model S sent him off the road and into a guardrail, bloodying his nose and shaking his confidence in the technology. He doesn’t plan to sue the electric-car maker, but his insurance company might.
Barra tells Texas jury GM flubbed fatal ignition flawMon, 15, Aug 2016
GM failed to designate a flawed ignition switch linked to multiple deaths and injuries as a safety concern, CEO Mary Barra told jurors at a Texas trial. Barra's video testimony, clipped from a previously unseen deposition taken for multiple lawsuits, is the CEO's first to jurors weighing the company's liability to accident victims allegedly harmed by faulty ignition switches that GM knowingly put in cars for years.
Texas judge tosses GM ignition-switch lawsuitMon, 15, Aug 2016
A Texas judge has thrown out a lawsuit against General Motors from a woman who blamed a 2012 car crash on a faulty ignition switch that later prompted the company to recall 2.6 million vehicles.
Toyota changes recall fixes for 337,000 RAV4, Lexus HS250h vehiclesFri, 12, Aug 2016
Toyota said it is changing the way it fixes rear suspension problems on 337,000 RAV4s and Lexus HS250h vehicles involved in a 2013 recall. The company said dealers will now replace both rear suspension arm assemblies with new ones at no cost and will apply an epoxy to prevent arm adjustment during service visits.
Keyless systems of older VW cars can be hacked, researchers sayThu, 11, Aug 2016
Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG over the past 20 years are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers.
NHTSA's Rosekind hits hot roads across South to push recall repairsTue, 09, Aug 2016
Frustrated by the failure of many American motorists to take cars with safety defects to dealers for repairs, NHTSA chief Mark Rosekind on Tuesday began a political campaign-style swing through Southern states to push for better vehicle maintenance.