Challenger trails Mustang, Camaro in crash tests, IIHS saysTue, 24, May 2016
The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the sports coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
Toyota expands Takata airbag recall by 1.6 million vehiclesMon, 23, May 2016
Toyota is recalling almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata airbag inflators that could rupture.
Campaign for zero facalities started in safety-conscious SwedenMon, 23, May 2016
The notion that traffic fatalities can be eliminated is a Swedish import. The initiative, known as Vision Zero, was written into Sweden's road safety law in 1997.
There may be a way to zero deaths But is there a will?Mon, 23, May 2016
The auto industry is on the cusp of a startling prospect: What if nobody died in traffic accidents? It's a huge leap from the stance acceptance that road fatalities are regrettable but inevitable to an attitude closer to the commercial aviation standard: Any death is extraordinary and requires immediate remedial action. Such a shift wouldn't be easy.
FCA recalls nearly 600,000 Jeep Wranglers, Fiat 500sWed, 18, May 2016
Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs and Fiat 500 subcompact cars worldwide in two actions.
BMW i3 can suddenly lose power under range extender, lawsuit claimsWed, 18, May 2016
A BMW i3 owner in the U.S. filed a lawsuit claiming that the EV can experience a sudden loss of power when a feature designed to nearly double its driving range is deployed.
NHTSA extends oversight of GM safety effortsTue, 17, May 2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is extending its oversight of GM's safety practices for another year as part of a sweeping consent order signed in 2014 when the company issued a broad recall of cars for faulty ignition switches.
Takata declares 14 million airbags defective as part of expanded recallTue, 17, May 2016
Takata declared nearly 14 million airbag inflators defective as part of an expanded U.S. recall, but it said it considered the recall investigative, leaving the thorny question of cost-sharing with automakers unresolved.
Hawaii lawsuit alleges Takata cover-upMon, 16, May 2016
The State of Hawaii has sued Takata over its defective airbag inflators in state court, accusing the beleaguered Japanese supplier of a cover-up.
Takata faces 'Titanic hitting iceberg' moment as recalls widenTue, 10, May 2016
Embattled Japanese supplier Takata is struggling to get ahead of its airbag recall crisis, with the latest full-year financial forecasts failing to take into account the U.S. regulator ordering a near-doubling in number of devices to be replaced.
Honda to recall 20 million Takata airbag parts, report saysSun, 08, May 2016
Honda plans to recall more than 20 million airbag parts made by Takata as a preemptive measure globally, Nikkei reported Sunday, without saying where it obtained the information.
Recalls are all about parts -- and getting them starts with automakersMon, 09, May 2016
The primary dysfunction in America's recall process is the automakers' failure to quickly provide parts after issuing recalls.