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2011 Kia Sportage Recalled For Electrical Flaw Affecting Brake Lights, Cruise Control

2011 Kia Sportage Recalled For Electrical Flaw Affecting Brake Lights, Cruise Control

Kia Motors America is recalling select Sportage vehicles from the 2011 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical flaw that could affect the crossover's brake lights and cruise control. The flaw... read more

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2012 Jeep Wrangler - First Drive

2007-12 Jeep Wrangler & 2013 Dodge Dart Investigated For Faulty Airbags, Brakes

Within the past week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened two investigations of vehicles manufactured by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Both probes are... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 
2015 Cadillac CTS

2015 Cadillac ATS & CTS Recalled For Flaw In Brake System

General Motors is recalling 2,163 Cadillac ATS and CTS vehicles from the 2015 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
Inflated airbag

All Cars With Fatally Flawed Takata Airbags Have Been Identified: Check Your VIN Now

No question about it: the long, drawn-out recall of Takata airbags has been needlessly slow and complicated, hindered by reluctance, ineptitude, and a lack of leadership... read more June 19, 2015 by 


 
2006 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Corolla, Sequoia, Tundra, More Added To Takata Recall: 2.9 Million Owners Now Affected

Like an evil blob of goo from a low-budget 1950s horror film, the long list of vehicles recalled to replace Takata's fatally flawed airbags keeps on growing, and there's no... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
2007 Honda Accord

2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Honda Civic Join Nationwide Takata Recall, 2.3 Million Affected

In May, Takata finally fessed up: the Japanese parts supplier admitted that its airbags were fatally flawed and that automakers should launch nationwide recalls to replace... read more June 16, 2015 by 


 
Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)

Takata Airbag Recall Might Not Be So Big After All: Is It NHTSA That Needs Fixing?

Last month, when Takata agreed to nationwide recalls of its fatally flawed airbags, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that some 34 million vehicles... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Acura MDX

2014-2015 Acura MDX, RLX Recalled For Faulty Collision Avoidance Systems

Well, this is curious: a day after we reported on an investigation of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee's automated braking system, the National Highway Traffic Safety... read more June 10, 2015 by 


 
Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system demo  -  Japan, 11/2012

NTSB Wants Collision Avoidance Systems To Come Standard On New Cars

Yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a special report entitled The Use of Forward Collision Avoidance Systems to Prevent and Mitigate Rear-End Crashes... read more June 9, 2015 by 


 
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Investigated For Over-Eager Automatic Braking

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. According to documents from the Office of Defects... read more June 9, 2015 by 


 
Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)

Takata Defiant Before Congress, But Says It's Ditching Volatile Ammonium Nitrate In Airbags

Over the past year or two, Takata has taken a lot of heat from auto industry regulators, elected officials, and consumers over its deadly airbags. Auto News reports that in a... read more June 8, 2015 by 


 
Percentage Change in Estimated Fatalities in 2014 From Reported 2013 Fatality Counts by NHTSA Region

2014 Traffic Fatalities: Lower Number of Deaths, Lowest Fatality Rate On Record

Though final stats on traffic fatalities for 2014 won't be available until later this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has already issued a... read more June 8, 2015 by 


 
Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, being co-developed by NHTSA & the auto industry

NHTSA Is Developing An Alcohol Detection System To End Drunk Driving: Would You Buy It? (Video)

Ignition interlocks are increasingly on the minds of folks who aim to end drunk driving. In 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggested that interlocks... read more June 5, 2015 by 


 
2006 Mazda RX-8

Mazda Updates Takata Recall List: Over 470,000 RX-8, Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, B-Series Trucks Affected

In late May, Takata Corporation finally agreed to replace potentially deadly airbags found in vehicles across the U.S. Under certain conditions, the ammonium nitrate... read more June 5, 2015 by 


 
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

2004-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution, Sportback Recall Widened To Replace Takata Airbags

Another day, another expansion of the ever-growing Takata airbag recall. This time, the victims are owners of the Mitsubishi Lancer, Lancer Evolution, and Lancer Sportback... read more June 3, 2015 by 


 
2004 Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) WRX

2004-2005 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Saab 9-2x Boost Subaru's Takata Airbag Recall To 81,100

The slew of recalls related to Takata's potentially deadly airbags continues unabated. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru's recall roster... read more June 2, 2015 by 


 

 
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