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More cars experience exploding glass sunroofs than ever, study finds
More cars experience exploding glass sunroofs than ever, study finds

Glass sunroofs have become an incredibly popular option in recent years for new-car buyers. However, an unusual side effect to their popularity is more prevalent than ever: cases of exploding glass sunroofs have skyrocketed in recent years. Consumer Reports cites National Highway Traffic and Safety...Read More»

ZF's distracted driver technology
NHTSA: Fatal car crashes rising, but not because of cell phones

The federal government has released its statistical analysis of every fatal crash in 2016, and the results are surprising. The number of fatal accidents per mile traveled increased by 2.6 percent compared to 2015—and it’s not because of distracted drivers. The total number of fatal...Read More»

2014 Ford Explorer
Feds investigating Ford Explorers over exhaust leaking into cabin

The number of complaints the NHTSA has received from owners of 2011 through 2015 Ford Explorers about exhaust fumes reaching the passenger compartment has increased considerably since the federal agency first launched its. Back in July, the federal agency had received just over 150 complaints from...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty F-250
Ford F-250 scores up to 5 stars in crash test

A specific configuration of the 2017 Ford F-250 has earned top marks in the federal government's crash test—five stars overall, an achievement matched by no other heavy-duty full-size pickup truck. The award applies only to the F-250 Crew Cab 4x2. The four-wheel drive version of the truck...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Another Takata airbag death confirmed in the U.S.: 300,000 cars need to be serviced immediately

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has conclusively linked another U.S. death to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. This brings the total number of Takata-related deaths to 16, 11 of which have occurred in the U.S. More than 100 injuries have also been blamed on the devices. The crash...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150
2015-2016 Ford F-150 may have brake problems, too: NHTSA opens probe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2015 and 2016 Ford F-150, following at least 25 reports of problems with the pickup's brakes. Sound familiar? It should: in May of this year, Ford recalled roughly 271,000 F-150 pickups from the 2013 and 2014...Read More»

Kenworth big rig (photo by Raymond Clarke Images via Flickr)
Should big-rigs be speed-limited?

For over two years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been considering new rules that would require speed-limiters on future trucks and buses over 26,000 pounds. Unsurprisingly, many truckers dislike the proposal. NHTSA says that between 2004 and 2013, over 1,000 people died...Read More»

2016 Nissan Maxima
2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2015-2017 Murano, 2015-2016 Murano Hybrid recalled for fire risk

Nissan has announced a recall of more than 120,000 cars and crossovers from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may be prone to catch fire. The problem stems from an anti-lock braking system actuator pump...Read More»

2016 Buick Envision
2016-2017 Buick Envision, 2011 Buick Regal recalled: nearly 48,000 U.S. vehicles affected

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted two recalls of Buick vehicles--one for the 2016-2017 Buick Envision, the other for the 2011 Buick Regal. Combined, they affect nearly 48,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2016-2017 Buick Envision UNITS AFFECTED: 4,558...Read More»

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
2016 Volkswagen CC, e-Golf, Golf R, Tiguan recalled to fix child locks

Volkswagen has announced a recall of nearly 5,700 vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix an issue with the cars' child safety locks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem stems from components supplied by Kiekert CSSRO, which is based in the Czech Republic...Read More»

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Lancer, Lancer Evolution, Outlander recalled for corrosion

Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 175,000 vehicles from the 2002-2013 model years to address a potential corrosion problem. The issue affects the front lower control arms, which help control a vehicle's direction. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that in some vehicles, the...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Impala
2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala recalled for airbag problem: 289,000 vehicles affected

Nearly a year ago, General Motors recalled the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala for a problem affecting the car's passenger detection system, which activates and disables the passenger-side airbags, depending on whether an adult is riding shotgun. Now, Impala models from 2009 and 2010 may be experiencing...Read More»

Fuel gauge
EPA lowers 54.5 mpg goal: technology is there, but shoppers aren't interested

If you're a fan of eco-friendly cars, we have good news, bad news, and good news. The good news is, a new report says that automakers already have the technology they need to achieve the Environmental Protection Agency's bold fuel economy goals for 2025. Issued in 2011, those goals aim for...Read More»

2016 Nissan Sentra
2016 Nissan Sentra recalled for electrical glitch

Nissan is recalling select Nissan Sentra vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix a potential electrical problem that could boost the chances of a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the terminal pin on the Sentra's engine room harness may be too large to...Read More»

2016 Nissan Sentra
2016 Nissan Sentra, Leaf recalled to fix faulty airbags

Nissan is recalling more than 4,000 Leaf and Sentra vehicles from the 2016 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could disable passenger-side airbags. The problem is rooted in a wiring harness...Read More»

Tesla Model S Autopilot system
Tesla Autopilot probe widens to include the SEC: Can Musk's secret plan fix this?

Less than two weeks ago, we reported on a fatal crash in Florida involving a Tesla Model S sedan in self-driving, Autopilot mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began its investigation of the collision on June 28, and yesterday, we learned that the National Transportation Safety...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
2017 Chrysler Pacifica recalled for seatbelt flaw: 3,500 U.S. minivans affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling select 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans. More than 3,500 vehicles in America are affected. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the seatbelt clips in some Pacifica vehicles may break, which could preventing occupants...Read More»

Toy car accident
Traffic deaths may have soared last year, as did miles driven

The figures aren't yet official, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's early estimates suggest that 35,200 motorists, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians died on U.S. roads in 2015--an increase of 7.7 percent over 2014. That's a remarkable uptick. In fact, the last time the...Read More»

gas pump
Automakers want to dial down EPA's 2025 goals, but energy advocates & consumers push back

In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled bold, new fuel economy standards for the year 2025. With less than a decade to go before that deadline, automakers are now asking the EPA to lower the high bar it's set, but energy advocates and the general public have urged the agency to stay...Read More»

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