The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed a pair of investigations into various Ford and GM vehicles. Continue Reading...
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The Department of Transportation is investigating 200,000 Nissans after owners complained about potentially serious braking issues. Continue Reading...
Toyota might reach a deal soon with the U.S. Department of Justice that would close a criminal investigation into the way it disclosed customer complaints about unintended acceleration. Continue Reading...
News broke last week of Toyota issuing a notice to its dealers halting sales on eight models, but the company is expected to seek a waiver from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the issue. Continue Reading...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded its investigation into 593,000 Chrysler SUVs for fire incidents involving the vehicles’ headliners. Continue Reading...
A government investigation of Dodge Viper sports cars ranging from the 2003 to 2010 model years is closed. Continue Reading...
Roughly 61,000 SUVs from Volkswagen are the subject of an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Continue Reading...
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...
You may have heard that the Dodge Viper is a car that wants to kill you, but in at least two cases that might actually be true. Continue Reading...
An estimated 87,803 model year 2005 Honda Pilot SUVs could fall under a recall if a National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation progresses far enough. Continue Reading...
Pontiac is defunct but General Motors might soon be facing ghosts of a brand past because an estimate 550,000 G6 cars are under a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation. Continue Reading...
If the government gives you $601 million to dole out for highway safety improvements, you’re expected to see that money put to good use. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
A NHTSA investigation into fires caused by rear-collision in Jeep vehicles is expanding to include Jeep Cherokee, and Liberty models. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...