Latest Automobile safety News

Vehicle flips over into NJ marsh, trapping 3; driver killed

Nov. 27, 2022 12:48 PM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A vehicle flipped over into a New Jersey marsh over the weekend, trapping three occupants and killing the driver as the other two were able to reach safety, authorities said. Toms River police said officers and emergency medical personnel were dispatched...

Ford recalls over 634K SUVs due to fuel leaks and fire risk

Nov. 24, 2022 10:18 AM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is recalling over 634,000 SUVs worldwide because a cracked fuel injector can spill fuel or leak vapors onto a hot engine and cause fires. The recall covers Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs from the 2020 through 2023 model years. All have 1.5-liter,...

Ford recalling some F-150 vehicles due to wiper motor

Nov. 18, 2022 10:14 AM EST

Ford is recalling more than 550,00 F-150 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because the front windshield wiper motor may stop functioning, causing the wipers to stop working. The automobile maker said that the inoperative windshield wipers on the 2021-2022 models can reduce visibility...

Ram heavy-duty diesel pickups recalled for engine fire risk

Nov. 17, 2022 08:32 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Stellantis is recalling nearly 250,000 heavy duty diesel Ram pickup trucks in the U.S. because transmission fluid can leak and cause engine fires. The recall covers certain 2020 to 2023 Ram 2500 and some 2020 through 2022 Ram 3500 trucks. All have 6.7-liter Cummins...

GM recalls 340K big SUVs; daytime running lights can stay on

Nov. 10, 2022 08:49 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 340,000 big SUVs in the U.S. because their daytime running lights may not shut off when the regular headlights are on. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents poste on its website Thursday that having...

VW recalls vehicles for tire pressure monitoring malfunction

Nov. 04, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is recalling nearly 225,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the tire pressure monitoring systems may not detect air losses in all four tires at the same time. The recall covers certain 2019 Tiguan, Golf Sportswagen, Golf Alltrack, Golf R, and Audi Q3 and A3...

Wolf signs bills, including to decriminalize fentanyl strips

Nov. 03, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed new laws Thursday that, among other things, decriminalize fentanyl test strips, legalize possession of switchblades and call for the state to divest holdings in certain Russian companies. The 66 bills he approved include a...

Stellantis: Park older models due to 3 Takata air bag deaths

Nov. 03, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Stellantis and the U.S. government on Thursday warned owners of 276,000 older vehicles to stop driving them after Takata air bags apparently exploded in three more vehicles, killing the drivers. The company formerly known as Fiat Chrysler is telling people to stop...

Ford quality chief retires as CEO tries to boost reliability

Nov. 02, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s top quality executive is retiring as the company continues to struggle with high warranty claims and reliability issues. Stuart Rowley, chief transformation and quality officer, is leaving after 32 years with the company. He'll be replaced by Jim...

Park outside: Hyundai recalls SUVs for fire risk in computer

Nov. 01, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is telling the owners of more than 44,000 SUVs in the U.S. to park the vehicles outdoors because they can catch fire even if the engines are off. The automaker says certain 2018 Santa Fe Sport models should be parked away from other vehicles and structures...