GM to recall 31,685 SUVs in North AmericaOct. 8, 2015
Nissan recalls Versa to fix suspension prone to corrosion from road saltOct. 2, 2015
NHTSA upgrades probe of Ford police interceptor for brake failureOct. 2, 2015
Automakers summoned to Washington amid reporting lapses, finesSept. 30, 2015
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he is going to summon the major automakers to Washington to discuss the need for accurate reporting of safety defects, an action that comes amid a series of high-profile lapses and scandals involving the industry.
Fiat Chrysler says it under-reported death, injury claimsSept. 29, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has found “significant” under-reporting of deaths and injuries possibly linked to safety defects in its vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today.
NHTSA considers expanding Takata airbag recallsSept. 28, 2015
The U.S. regulator overseeing the replacement of Takata airbags is considering an order that would expand the recalls and has contacted seven manufacturers who could be affected, including Volkswagen AG and Tesla Motors Inc.
Hyundai to recall 470,000 Sonatas in the U.S. over engine issueSept. 25, 2015
A more cooperative safety approach supplements rulesSept. 21, 2015
Ten automakers voluntarily agreeing to make automatic emergency braking a standard feature is a blueprint for a more cooperative approach to improving auto safety for manufacturers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and independent watchdogs. This approach should only supplement normal rule making, but the benefits are worthwhile.
Ford power-steering investigation ended by NHTSASept. 15, 2015
Automatic brakes on fast trackSept. 14, 2015
A novel agreement between regulators and automakers to help standardize automatic emergency braking is aimed at dramatically speeding the penetration of the nascent technology in the U.S. auto market, without a federal mandate.
Automakers commit to making automatic braking standardSept. 11, 2015
A broad group of automakers have agreed in principle to equip all their new vehicles with automatic emergency braking technology as a standard feature in the near future. The group includes Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
FCA issues three recalls for 1.7 million trucksSept. 10, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling about 1.73 million trucks for defects including a wiring harness that may short-circuit and set off an airbag. The largest recall covers 1.06 million trucks in the U.S.