FCA dealers get software to prevent rollaways of recalled Jeep Grand CherokeesWed, 22, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler sent dealers new software allowing them to install a software-based “Auto Park” feature in 2014-15 Jeep Grand Cherokees intended to prevent the vehicles from moving when the driver's side door is open and the shifter is not in park. The automaker will begin notifying owners of the recalled SUVs beginning Friday.
Safety group head calls for 'drugged driving' standards, testsThu, 23, Jun 2016
As more states legalize marijuana, states need a standard test for driving under the influence of that drug, to match the tests they have for driving under the influence of alcohol, said the head of the National Safety Council.
FCA recalls 13,092 Maserati cars for rollaway riskThu, 23, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler's Maserati unit is recalling 13,092 Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury cars from the 2014 model year because they may roll away after drivers mistakenly believe they have engaged the vehicles in 'park' mode.
NHTSA to probe 135,000 older Toyota SUVs for steering, brakesFri, 17, Jun 2016
Steering and braking problems linked to two crashes and five injuries in 135,000 Toyota SUVs prompted the opening of a federal safety probe. NHTSA has received 135 complaints from 2001-02 model year Toyota Sequoia owners alleging incidents of unexpected vehicle stability control activations that resulted in automatic braking of the left or right wheel and unexpected steering pull.
Infiniti recalls 60,000 Q50 sedans globally for steering glitchThu, 16, Jun 2016
Infiniti is recalling roughly 60,000 Q50 models globally because the steering system that is key to the sedan's autonomous driving capabilities could malfunction. The recall covers 28,182 vehicles in the U.S. and 3,804 in Canada, Infiniti said.
BMW recalls X3, X4 to repair child restraint anchor barsWed, 15, Jun 2016
BMW is recalling 188,670 X3 and X4 crossovers in the U.S. to fix potentially faulty lower anchor bars used in securing child restraint seats.
Tesla to clarify how customers may disclose problemsFri, 10, Jun 2016
Tesla Motors on Friday revised a nondisclosure clause in its customer repair agreements after a U.S. regulator took issue with the practice, while the electric carmaker's CEO separately called most customer reports of suspension problems in its Model S sedan fraudulent.
NHTSA warns Tesla over non-disclosure pactsThu, 09, Jun 2016
U.S. auto safety regulators have chastised Tesla Motors over reports that it used nondisclosure agreements with consumers in exchange for covering out-of-warranty repair costs on some of its vehicles.
Rosekind says nimble rules needed for self-driving carsWed, 08, Jun 2016
The top U.S. vehicle safety regulator said on Wednesday the government needs to be more nimble in designing rules for self-driving vehicles.
Chevy store fined $40,000 for selling recalled new vehicles without repairsTue, 31, May 2016
Federal regulators fined a suburban Phoenix Chevrolet dealership $40,000 for selling recalled new vehicles without the proper repairs. Sands Chevrolet of Surprise, Ariz., agreed to pay the civil penalty as part of a settlement with NHTSA after a two-year investigation.