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NHTSA Ends Investigation Of GM Trucks & SUVs But Warns Northern Drivers About Salt & Corrosion
NHTSA Ends Investigation Of GM Trucks & SUVs But Warns Northern Drivers About Salt & Corrosion

Over four years ago, in January of 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of GM trucks and SUVs from model years 1999 to 2003. Yesterday, the agency closed that investigation, but it has issued a warning for drivers -- not just GM drivers, all drivers...Read More»

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid
2008-2011 Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner May Suffer From Lingering Power Steering Flaw

In May of last year, Ford Motor Company recalled more than 900,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner models for a power steering flaw. Unfortunately, Ford's fix for the problem might not have worked as well as expected, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may launch an...Read More»

2014 Nissan Versa Note
2013-2015 Nissan Versa Investigation Inches Closer To Recall

Last summer, we told you about an investigation of the 2012-2014 Nissan Versa, including the Versa hatchback, sedan, and Note. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has now upgraded that investigation, and in the process, it's shifted its attention to 2013-2015 models of the Versa...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis IIHS Top Safety Pick+
The Safest Vehicles Of 2015

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it’s one of the top concerns. Many families, as we recommend, start their shopping process by weeding out potential vehicles that simply don’t make the cut in occupant safety...Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
Should NHTSA Be Able To Stop Sales Of Flawed Cars On Its Own?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration oversees a long, thorough process for recalling flawed vehicles. It collects complaints, launches investigations, and formally requests recalls from automakers. One thing NHTSA can't do, though, is halt sales of poorly or improperly manufactured...Read More»

2015 Buick Encore
2015 Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax Recalled To Fix Power Steering Flaw

General Motors has issued a recall for Buck Encore and Chevrolet Trax vehicles from the 2015 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 cause them to lose power steering suddenly...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2012-2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Recalled For Faulty Tail Lights

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling more than 30,000 late-model vehicles from its CLS line. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a software glitch that could increase their chances of being involved in a collision. ALSO SEE: 2015...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Colorado
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Miss Five-Star Safety Ratings

GM’s new mid-size pickups, the 2015 GMC Canyon and 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, offer more available safety features than rival models like the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. But do they have above-and-beyond occupant protection? Some results have been released by the federal government, and...Read More»

2008 Honda Pilot Concept
Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall To Include 2001 Accord, 2004 Civic, 2008 Pilot

The long list of Honda vehicles being recalled to fix explosive Takata airbags just got a lot longer. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker has added 104,871 Accord, Civic, and Pilot models to the repair roster. ALSO SEE: Tesla Reveals Trip Tools: Do They...Read More»

2015 Kia Soul
2014-2015 Kia Soul & Soul EV Recalled To Replace Breakable Accelerator Pedal

Kia is recalling more than 200,000 Soul and Soul EV cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the gas/accelerator pedal on those vehicles can break, increasing the risk of an accident. ALSO SEE: Ford Focus vs Mazda 3: Compare Cars The...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
2015 Hyundai Genesis Recalled To Fix Leaky Lights

Hyundai Motor America has announced a recall of the 2015 Genesis. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the model has a leak that could allow water into the taillight. ALSO SEE: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Video Road Test That in itself may not seem like a big deal. After all...Read More»

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan, Journey, Chrysler Town & Country, Recalled (Again) For Ignition Flaw

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling the 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country and the 2009-2010 Dodge Journey for a second time. According to Auto News, the vehicles were previously recalled to fix a flaw in their ignition systems that could allow keys to rotate to the...Read More»

2015 Nissan Altima
2013-2015 Nissan Altima Recalled For Faulty Hood Latch, 625,000 U.S. Vehicles Affected

Nissan North America has announced a recall of select Nissan Altima vehicles from the 2013-2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects roughly 625,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. ALSO SEE: 1964 Chrysler Imperial Convertible Driven By Jon...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Probe Of Door Latch Failures On 2011-2013 Ford Fiesta Now Includes 2013 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ

Back in September, we told you about an investigation of the 2011-2013 Ford Fiesta being conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That investigation uncovered enough evidence of underlying problems with the Fiesta to move to its next phase -- and it's grown to include the...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Recalled For Malfunctioning Gas Pedal

Kia Motors America has issued a recall for 2016 models of the Sorento crossover. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a gas pedal flaw that could prevent them from accelerating. CHECK OUT: The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Elantra
2008-2010 Hyundai Elantra, 2009-2010 Elantra Touring Recalled For Power Steering Failure

Hyundai has issued a recall for nearly 205,000 Elantra and Elantra Touring models registered in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may lose power steering while they're in motion, increasing the risk of an accident. ALSO SEE: The Car...Read More»

2015 Chrysler 200
2015 Chrysler 200 Recalled For Transmission Flaw & Rollaway Risk

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for 2015 models of the Chrysler 200. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, portions of the vehicle's transmission may not properly engage when the car is placed in "park", allowing it to roll away. ALSO SEE: 2015 Toyota Camry...Read More»

Inflated airbag
NHTSA Ramps Up Its Investigation Of Takata, Inching Toward Forced Recall

UPDATE: See below Here's a short list of places you won't want to work in 2015: Radio Shack MySpace (it still exists!) The Kremlin Takata The first three don't need much explaining -- and if you keep up with the auto news, neither does the fourth. In fact, the forecast for Takata grew even cloudier...Read More»

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
2013-2015 Land Rover Range Rover Recalled To Fix Software Flaw That Could Cause Airbag Failure

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling nearly 62,000 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport 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 a software glitch that could prevent a key...Read More»

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