Automakers get mixed grades on Takata recalls at Senate hearingMarch 20, 2018
Automakers are doing a better job repairing vehicles with open recalls for defective Takata airbag inflators after slow initial responses, an independent monitor told Senators.
Fatal Uber crash provides ammo for opponents of Senate autonomous vehicle billMarch 20, 2018
Safety advocates urged the Senate to suspend consideration of legislation governing autonomous vehicles until regulators complete investigations into Sunday's fatal accident involving an Uber vehicle and the January crash in California involving a Tesla vehicle and a parked fire truck.
Hyundai, Kia probed by U.S. for airbag failures in deadly crashesMarch 17, 2018
NHTSA said it is opening a probe into why some airbags failed to deploy in Hyundai and Kia vehicles after crashes in which four people were reportedly killed and another six injured.
Ford recalls 1.4 million cars for loose steering wheelsMarch 19, 2018
Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans in North America because loose bolts could allow the steering wheel to come off.
Safety regulations need attentionMarch 19, 2018
The update to the New Car Assessment Program ratings system will be a big part of the future for inspiring the auto industry and must be perfectly clear to increase our driving safety.
Honda, Ford to testify at U.S. Senate Takata hearingMarch 13, 2018
A Senate Commerce subcommittee is holding a hearing on the largest-ever recall in automotive history that some lawmakers say is moving too slow.
U.S. vehicle recalls fall to lowest level since 2013March 8, 2018
Light-vehicle recalls in the United States fell to under 31 million in 2017, the lowest level since 2013, NHTSA said, after a record 53 million were recalled in 2016.
Senate leaders urged to ignore 'bogus urgency,' fix flaws in autonomous car billMarch 5, 2018
A diverse group of public interest organizations is urging Senate leaders to not advance legislation enabling the development and deployment of self-driving vehicles until self-described safety flaws are corrected.
U.S. finalizes long-delayed 'quiet cars' rule, extending deadline to 2020Feb. 26, 2018
The Department of Transportation finalized rules that will require "quiet cars" such as electric vehicles and hybrids to emit alert sounds to warn pedestrians of their approach.
Toyota recalls Tundra, Sequoia for seat and traction-control problemsFeb. 20, 2018
Toyota will recall 8,800 Tundra pickups from the 2017 model year for a seat problem, and 65,000 2018 Tundras and Sequoia SUVs for a glitch that could turn off stability control and other systems.
Fiat Chrysler to recall 228,508 trucks to fix shifter issueFeb. 16, 2018
FCA said it would recall about 228,508 trucks in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other markets to prevent drivers from unintentionally shifting their vehicles out of "park."
NHTSA falling behind on auto regulations, lawmakers sayFeb. 14, 2018
Members of a House panel wonder whether NHTSA is stretched too thin to fulfill a growing list of responsibilities for ensuring motor vehicle safety and reducing traffic-related deaths.