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2012-2013 Ford Focus Front & Center In NHTSA Door-Latch Probe
2012-2013 Ford Focus Front & Center In NHTSA Door-Latch Probe

The past 12 months haven't been kind to Ford's door latches. In March of 2015, the automaker recalled about 212,000 Explorer SUVs from 2011-2013 to replace latches that could pop open during collisions. Two months later, 156,000 Ford Fiesta, Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ models from 2012, 2013, and 2014...Read More»

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011-2013 Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee Recalled For Fire Risk (Again)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for nearly 389,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an electrical problem in some of those vehicles could start a fire. Sound familiar?...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis
2015 Hyundai Genesis, 2011-2012 Hyundai Elantra Recalled

Hyundai has issued two recalls in recent days that cover more than 166,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. Select 2015 Hyundai Genesis models are being recalled to replace faulty tires, while the 2011 and 2012 Hyundai Elantra suffers from a problem with its electronic stability control system...Read More»

Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system demo  -  Japan, 11/2012
Feds Have A Three-Point Plan To Accelerate Rollout Of New Technology In Cars

If you're one of the many folks who's criticized federal agencies for being behind the times on auto issues, we've got good news. The feds have heard you, and they've got a three-point plan to bring themselves -- and automakers -- up speed. SLOW ROLLERS For a while, it seemed as if there wasn't...Read More»

Chrysler's DriveUconnect website for Uconnect owners
Feds Say Fiat Chrysler Uconnect Radios Were The Only Ones Vulnerable To Hackers (This Time)

Last summer, two good-guy hackers wrote some very clever code that allowed them to take control of a Jeep Cherokee. After an extensive investigation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that the vulnerabilities those hackers exploited are found only on Fiat Chrysler...Read More»

2008 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport VE
Mazda Updates Takata Airbag Recall Again: 375,000 Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, RX-8 Vehicles Affected

In November, the long, frustrating Takata recall reached a turning point. After months of stonewalling and foot-dragging, after numerous deaths and injuries had been linked to its exploding airbags, and after losing its biggest client (Honda), Takata finally admitted fault. The company was fined...Read More»

2016 Buick Enclave Tuscan Edition
2016 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Recalled For Seat Problems

General Motors has issued a recall for select 2016 models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those SUVs may have been improperly manufactured. The problem with these vehicles lies in the third-row seat...Read More»

NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)
How Will Auto Safety Ratings Change In The Future?

Car safety has evolved at a rapid pace—a pace that likely wouldn’t be what it is if it weren’t so carefully monitored by two major safety agencies in the U.S. They’re the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees NCAP testing...Read More»

2013 Audi A7 TDI
2012-2013 Audi A6, A7 Recalled To Fix Airbag Problem

Volkswagen Group of America has announced a recall of more than 21,000 Audi A6 and A7 vehicles from the 2012 and 2013 model years. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from electrical flaws that could prevent airbags from deploying during...Read More»

Carl the Dummy from Chrysler's 'What's My AQ?' trivia game
New Tests, New Crash Dummies, And More Changes In Store At NHTSA

The past couple of years have not been kind to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but it appears NHTSA has learned from its mistakes and is making a concerted effort to do better in the future. NHTSA has always been a scapegoat for automakers and elected officials, but recently...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape, 2013-2014 Focus ST Recalled To Fix Electrical Glitch Linked To Stalling

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for more than 9,000 Ford Escape and Ford Focus ST models. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could cause vehicles to stall unexpectedly. ALSO SEE: 28 States Use...Read More»

Ulrich Hackenberg
The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015

Dieselgate--the VW empire takes an incalculable risk, and a devastating hit It was unusual when, at their home-court auto show in Frankfurt in September, the world's biggest seller of diesels put such a strong focus on electric cars. All became clear the Friday after press days when it was revealed...Read More»

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage
2014-2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Recalled For Corrosion & Potential Airbag Problem

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for more than 25,000 Mirage vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that corrosion on some of those vehicles could prevent the frontal airbags from deploying during collisions. READ: Nissan Altima Vs...Read More»

2016 Jeep Cherokee
2015-2016 Jeep Cherokee Recalled For Water Leak & Fire Risk

In June, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled over 164,000 Jeep Cherokees from 2014 and 2015 to prevent water from coming in contact with the SUVs' electrical elements and creating a fire hazard. Now, the automaker has expanded that recall to include more than 55,000 Jeep Cherokee vehicles from 2015...Read More»

2016 Subaru Outback
2016 Subaru Legacy, Outback Recalled To Fix Drivetrain Problem & Fire Risk

Subaru has announced a recall of more than 3,200 Legacy and Outback vehicles from the 2016 model year. The recall stems from a manufacturing flaw that could allow the driveshaft to separate from the differential. Sound familiar? That's because it's nearly identical to the problem underlying last...Read More»

2015 Nissan Rogue
2015 Nissan Rogue Recalled To Fix Rollaway Risk

Nissan is recalling nearly 34,000 Nissan Rogue crossovers registered in the U.S. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall stems from a problem with the Rogue's shifter that could allow some 2015 model-year vehicles to roll away when owners believe...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
2013-2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Recalled To Fix Failing Powertrains

Hyundai is recalling nearly 11,000 Genesis Coupe vehicles from the 2013, 2014, and 2015 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from suspension problems that could cause the car's powertrain to fail. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler
Probe of 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler Airbag Problem Moves Forward

Back in June, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched investigations of two models manufactured by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: the Dodge Dart, whose owners had complained of brake problems, and the Jeep Wrangler, whose owners had reported issues with their airbags. Last week, the...Read More»

2014 traffic fatality statistics (source: NHTSA)
Auto Fatality Rate Hits Historic Low In 2014, But Early Stats On 2015 Are Sobering

We've got good news and bad news for auto safety advocates. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released official fatality statistics for 2014 (that's the good part), and the agency has also unveiled preliminary data from 2015 (that's the bad). Let's start with the good news. In...Read More»

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