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Hyundai & Kia Fined $360 Million For Faulty MPG Claims (None Of Which Will Fund Electric Cars)

Hyundai & Kia Fined $360 Million For Faulty MPG Claims (None Of Which Will Fund Electric Cars)

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a massive $360 million fine, following a two-year-long investigation of the Korean automakers by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Added to the $395 million that Hyundai and Kia have paid to vehicle owners, the companies will have forked over $755 million for... read more

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2013 Ford Fiesta

2011-2013 Ford Fiesta Investigated For Faulty Door Latches

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of Ford Fiesta vehicles from the 2011-2013 model years. According to consumer complaints... read more September 15, 2014 by 


 
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Investigated For Stalling

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan (similar to the 2005 model pictured above). According to an... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
Inflated airbag

2008 Honda Accord Investigation Upgraded Following Accidental Airbag Deployments

On January 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of the 2008 Honda Accord sedan. At the time, the agency had received a total of 28... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

NHTSA Investigates 2008 Chevrolet Impala, 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched three unrelated investigations of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala, the 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, and the 2006-2008... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

No One At NHTSA Has Been Fired Over GM's Ignition Switch Fiasco. Should They Be?

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx made an appearance at the National Press Club yesterday. According to Detroit News, he told the assembled crowd that no one at... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Versa Note

2012-2014 Nissan Versa Investigated For Snagged Shoes & Unwanted Acceleration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the Nissan Versa from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years. The probe includes all three... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Grand Caravan, And Other Chrysler Models Investigated For Ignition Flaw

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of five vehicles in response to complaints that keys in the ignition switch can be knocked... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

NHTSA Investigates Chrysler Recall Of 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty & 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

In November 2012, Chrysler recalled nearly 745,000 Jeep vehicles: the 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty and the 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The problem? A glitch in the Occupant... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Sentra

2013-14 Nissan Sentra & Versa Investigated For Brake Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations' Office of Defects Investigation has launched a probe of the 2013 and 2014 Nissan Sentra and Nissan Versa. According to a... read more May 27, 2014 by 


 
2007 Nissan Quest

2007 Nissan Quest Investigated For Gas Gauge Glitch

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2007 Nissan Quest minivan. According to a bulletin posted at NHTSA's website, the... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

NHTSA Closes Safety Probe Of Model S After Tesla Adds Upgrades

Last week, Tesla announced a series of safety upgrades to existing and future Model S vehicles. Apparently, those improvements were enough to assuage investigators at the... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
Mary Barra

Switchgate Update: GM On Trial & On Capitol Hill

If you follow the news, you've heard about General Motors' current recall fiasco -- the one dubbed "Switchgate" in the media because of the faulty Chevrolet, Pontiac, and... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

NHTSA Closes Probes Of Ford, VW Problems, But Automakers Promise To Inspect & Repair Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pulled the plug on two unrelated probes of Ford and Volkswagen vehicles. According to AutoNews, the agency determined... read more March 5, 2014 by 


 
2008 Honda Accord Coupe

2008 Honda Accord Investigated For Accidental Airbag Deployment

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2008 Honda Accord. According to a bulletin from NHTSA's Office of Defects... read more February 6, 2014 by 


 
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Investigated For Fire Risk

Two popular Chrysler models -- the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango -- are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after more than... read more February 6, 2014 by 


 
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