NHTSA investigates fatal crash of Tesla Model S in Autopilot modeThu, 30, Jun 2016
NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla cars after a fatal crash in Florida involving a Model S with the "Autopilot" feature engaged, putting new scrutiny on emerging autonomous technology. Tesla, which informed regulators of the accident, said it represented “the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated.”
Japan automakers recall 1.3 million cars at home over Takata airbagsThu, 30, Jun 2016
Japanese automakers recalled about 1.3 million cars at home as part of an expanded recall of potentially faulty airbags from Takata, with some planning more recalls overseas that could affect more than 1 million additional cars.
Toyota recalls 3.4 million cars globally over airbags, fuel tanksTue, 28, Jun 2016
Toyota said it's recalling about 3.4 million vehicles globally to repair separate flaws involving leaky fuel tanks and curtain airbags that may crack and injure occupants.
IIHS dials up pressure on automakersMon, 27, Jun 2016
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is using its powerful megaphone to send a message to automakers: Don't slack off on passenger-side safety.
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.
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.
FCA will stop equipping new vehicles with Takata airbags slated for recallTue, 21, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler said it will soon cease equipping new vehicles with the type of Takata airbag inflators that U.S. auto safety regulators said must all be recalled by the end of 2019.
Fiat Chrysler to investigate crash that killed 'Star Trek' actor Anton YelchinMon, 20, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Monday it would conduct a "thorough investigation" of a crash involving a recalled 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin, 27, famous for his role as Pavel Chekov in the movies, was found dead early Sunday, pinned against a gate post by his Grand Cherokee, website TMZ.com reported.
GM seeks to dismiss claims for recalled vehicles' lost valueFri, 17, Jun 2016
A lawyer for General Motors on Friday asked a U.S. judge to bar "unprecedented" claims on behalf of millions of customers who say their vehicles lost value because the GM brand was damaged by dozens of recalls, including one for a faulty ignition switch.
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.
Takata selling shares in automakers to raise cashTue, 14, Jun 2016
Takata, the embattled airbag maker behind the biggest automotive safety recall, said it's selling shares it owns in automakers to raise funds as the company faces compensation claims for its defective devices.