Latest Automobile safety News

Jury says Toyota must pay $16M in dealer recall lawsuit

Jul. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Toyota has been ordered to pay nearly $16 million to a Southern California dealer who alleged the company's Prius recalls didn't fix safety problems. The Los Angeles Times says an Orange County jury decided Monday that Toyota had breached "good faith and fair dealing" with Roger...

Death of British YouTuber raises fears over e-scooter safety

Jul. 15, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The death of a British YouTuber in an electric scooter accident has raised concerns about the safety of the increasingly popular vehicles. Emily Hartridge, who presented online series "10 Reasons Why," was killed in a collision with a truck. London's Metropolitan Police said a woman in her...

Bill would ease rules on selling used cars subject to recall

Jul. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would ease restrictions on the sale of used cars that have been subject to a recall but have not been repaired is set to come up at a public hearing at the Massachusetts Statehouse. Supporters of the bill, including used car dealers, have argued that they should be able to sell...

Lewis Hamilton wins record 6th British GP, extends F1 lead

Jul. 14, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — A day of dramatic English sporting glory began with a far more fortuitous — but still record-breaking — victory for Lewis Hamilton on the nation's Formula One track. A sixth British Grand Prix success was sealed not with a thrilling overtaking move but by a canny...

Daimler warns of profits snag from diesel, airbag recall

Jul. 12, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler expects pretax profits this year to be significantly lower than 2018, after setting aside more money to tackle the fallout from its diesel emissions problems and an airbag recall. Friday's announcement drove down Daimler shares, which were 1.1% lower at 46.52 euros...

Mazda recalls over 262K vehicles to fix engine stall problem

Jul. 10, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling more than 262,000 SUVs and cars in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the engines to stall unexpectedly. The recall covers certain Mazda6 midsize sedans and CX-5 SUVs from the 2018 and 2019 model years. Also included are Mazda3 small cars from 2019. Mazda...

Edmunds: Upstart Genesis G70 holds its own with BMW 3 Series

Jul. 10, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

Genesis is a new but growing luxury automotive brand that's been winning over consumers with great value and high quality. Leading the charge is the 2019 Genesis G70, the brand's all-new small sedan that it hopes will appeal to shoppers looking for sporty and invigorating performance. Notably, this exact...

Agriculture camp covers farm safety topics for young people

Jul. 7, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) — An agriculture seminar in South Dakota is looking to promote farm safety for young people. The Yankton Press & Dakotan reports that the Bon Homme County 4-H and the Bon Homme FFA Chapter is hosting a farm safety camp Monday at the 4-H Building in Tyndall. The program will cover a...

Rash of ATV crashes prompts warning from Maine wardens

Jul. 5, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — Game wardens in Maine are calling for a renewed focus on safety in the wake of several all-terrain vehicle crashes involving children. The wardens say they responded to a crash in Caribou on the Fourth of July that injured two 14-year-old boys and a 4-year-old boy. They say none of...

US, Canadian safety officials looking into train derailment

Jun. 29, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Safety officials in the U.S. and Canada are looking into a multi-car train derailment in an international tunnel connecting Michigan's Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario. The National Transportation Safety Board says investigators have been sent to Port Huron, northeast of Detroit....