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General Motors Fined $28,000 For Failure To Cooperate, Fee Could Go Much Higher

General Motors Fined $28,000 For Failure To Cooperate, Fee Could Go Much Higher

Blood has been drawn in the battle between safety regulators and General Motors: according to the New York Times, the automaker has been fined $28,000 for its failure to cooperate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "Switchgate" investigation. The fine stems from GM's slow... read more

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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 


 
2013 Nissan Altima

989,701 Nissan Vehicles Recalled: Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder, Sentra, & Infiniti JX35, Q50, QX60

Nissan North America has issued a massive recall for Nissan and Inifiniti vehicles due to a software glitch that could prevent certain airbags from deploying during... read more March 26, 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 


 
2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester: Six Reasons It's Among The Safest Crossovers

Long before beginning our Subaru Forester Six-Month Road Test--and before the brand's recent sales surge--the Forester had built quite a reputation as one of the safer small... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
KidsandCars preventing backovers

Study: Rearview Cameras Better At Detecting Objects Than Parking Sensors

In 2008, the U.S. Congress passed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act (PDF), which, among other things, required that all new cars sold in the U.S. come... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
Field sobriety test

NHTSA Won't Randomly Pull You Over & Test You For Booze Anymore (Without Your Consent)

Back in November, some motorists in Fort Worth, Texas had an unusual and unnerving experience: according to a report at NBC DFW, "Some drivers in North Fort Worth on Friday... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

2011-2012 Dodge Charger Recalled For Potential Headlight Failure, 49,400 Vehicles Affected

Chrysler has issued a recall for 2011 and 2012 models of the Dodge Charger. According to Detroit News, some of those vehicles may suffer from a wiring flaw that could disable... read more March 14, 2014 by 


 
2007 Saturn Ion Red Line

Switchgate: GM Knew About Defects In 2001, Offers Owners Free Loaner Car & $500 Credit

The ever-expanding recall fiasco known as "Switchgate" currently affects more than 1.62 million Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles from the 2003-2007 model years, 1.37... read more March 13, 2014 by 


 
General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

New GM Isn't Liable For Accidents That Happened Under Old GM's Watch

As you probably know by now, General Motors is in hot water for a series of recalls that affect more than 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety... read more March 10, 2014 by 


 
Car seats - Evenflo Embrace 35

Why Won't Graco Recall 1.83 Million Potentially Defective Car Seats?

General Motors isn't the only company being grilled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to Detroit News, the agency is also asking questions of... read more March 7, 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 


 
2013 Nissan Frontier

2012-2014 Nissan Frontier Recalled For Wiring Harness Trouble

Some 13,535 Nissan Frontier pickups from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years are being recalled this week for a problem with the wiring harness. According to a letter that... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

GM Asks NHTSA For Permission To Skip Recall Of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra

As weeks go, this is not a great one for General Motors. First, came news that the automaker was adding more than 580,000 vehicles to a massive recall of Chevrolet, Pontiac... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
2007 Saturn Sky Red Line

2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky Join GM Recall

Two weeks ago, General Motors issued a recall for the 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and the 2007 Pontiac G5. Those vehicles contain a dodgy ignition switch, and if drivers carry... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
NHTSA's mandatory label for safety recall notices

NHTSA Creates Mandatory Label For Recall Notices To Keep You From Throwing Them Away

Our inboxes are overflowing with email, and the U.S. Postal Service is dying a slow, agonizing death (inspiring wacky plans for the P.O. to begin making payday-style loans)... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
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