2013 Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti JX Under Safety Probe

2013 Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti JX Under Safety Probe
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Another day, another safety investigation. This time Nissan is under the microscope for complaints about leaks in some 2013 Pathfinder and Infiniti JX crossover vehicles. Continue Reading...

Safety Group Wants Ford Fined for Escape Unintended Acceleration Issue

Safety Group Wants Ford Fined for Escape Unintended Acceleration Issue
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Earlier this month, the Center for Automotive Safety (CAS) filed a petition with NHTSA regarding the Ford Escape’s unintended acceleration issue and now the safety group is calling for the American automaker to be fined. Continue Reading...

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Under NHTSA Investigation

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Under NHTSA Investigation
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The possible risk of a power steering hose failure in the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is prompting an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because leaked power steering fluid might cause a fire. Continue Reading...

Ford Escape Unintended Acceleration Spurs Petition

Ford Escape Unintended Acceleration Spurs Petition
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A nonprofit consumer safety group is pressing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to investigate complaints surrounding 320,000 Ford Escapes model year 2002 through 2004 that could be subject to unintended acceleration following an earlier recall. Continue Reading...

Jeep Rear-Collision Fire Investigation Grows to 5 Million Vehicles

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Jeep Rear-Collision Fire Investigation Grows to 5 Million Vehicles
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A NHTSA investigation into fires caused by rear-collision in Jeep vehicles is expanding to include Jeep Cherokee, and  Liberty models. Continue Reading...

2004 Ford and Mercury Minivan Inquiry Upgraded by NHTSA: 63,000 Units Involved

2004 Ford and Mercury Minivan Inquiry Upgraded by NHTSA: 63,000 Units Involved
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After a series of complaints about seats failing to latch properly in 2004 Ford Windstars and Mercury Monterey minivans, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is upgrading its inquiry of the 63,000 vans from an investigation to an engineering analysis. Continue Reading...

Ford E-series Not Recalled, NHTSA Ends Investigation

Ford E-series Not Recalled, NHTSA Ends Investigation
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Normally, any story about car fires, recalls and safety hazards has the same content: “fill-in-the-blank automaker is recalling fill-in-the-blank cars because they might explode, fall apart or some other terrifying nonsense.” Not this time. Instead, Ford is dodging a maelstrom of bullets after the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration found that there is no need to… Continue Reading...

Ford Releases Findings on NHTSA Mustang Transmission Investigation

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Ford Releases Findings on NHTSA Mustang Transmission Investigation
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Back in August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation regarding the Getrag MT82 6-speed manual transmissions found in 2011+ Ford Mustangs. At the time, Ford was already carefully monitoring customer feedback as well as online forums as well to better understand the issues concerning the transmission. While only 3 percent of all… Continue Reading...

BMW 7-Series Under Safety Investigation by NHTSA

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BMW 7-Series Under Safety Investigation by NHTSA
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into 120,000 BMW 7-Series vehicles. The issue is regarding the car not shifting securely into park and rolling away. The affected model years include 2002 to 2008, after receiving a complaint regarding a 2006 model that rolled away after the owner parked and exited the vehicle. The… Continue Reading...

Feds Investigate Ford Freestyle For Unintended Lunging

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Feds Investigate Ford Freestyle For Unintended Lunging
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 170,000 2005 through 2007 model year Ford Freestyle’s after 18 crashes caused by “lunging.” No injuries have been attributed to the abnormal vehicle behavior, however. The Ford Freestyle abnormally lunges forward even when drivers didn’t have their feet on the gas pedal says the reports. Hitting the… Continue Reading...

Federal Investigation Into 60,000 Mini Coopers For Potential Fire Hazard

Federal Investigation Into 60,000 Mini Coopers For Potential Fire Hazard
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded their investigation into 60,000 the 2004-2005 MINI Cooper, regarding power steering issues linked to three fires. 519 complaints have been reviewed, alleging an unexpected loss of power steering assist while driving, has led the federal safety agency to upgrade its investigation. No injuries or serious crashes have… Continue Reading...