Latest Automobile safety News

Ford recalls F-150s; loose cable can cause stalling or fires

Nov. 14, 2019 5:11 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is recalling over 168,000 F-150 pickup trucks in North America to fix an electrical problem that could cause engine stalling or fires. The recall covers certain trucks from the 2019 and 2020 model years built starting June 24 until Oct. 1. Ford says the positive battery terminal...

Consumer Reports finds vehicle redesigns come with glitches

Nov. 14, 2019 1:11 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to buying a new car, the latest and greatest may not be the most dependable. In its annual auto reliability survey this year, Consumer Reports found that while newly redesigned models have the latest infotainment, safety and fuel-economy technology, they also come with glitches...

GM recalling more than 600,000 trucks and SUVs

Oct. 31, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 600,000 four-wheel drive trucks and SUVs because a software error could activate the braking system, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers the 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, 2015-2020 Chevrolet Tahoe,...

Adams still 'hurt' Jets listened to trade offers for him

Oct. 30, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jamal Adams stepped into Joe Douglas' office last Friday and told the New York Jets general manager he was exactly where he wants to be. Now, and in the future. He told coach Adam Gase the same thing. But just a few days later, it appears the frustrated safety and the struggling...

Vikings S Kearse faces gun, drunken driving charges

Oct. 29, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings safety Jayron Kearse was charged Tuesday with multiple gun and alcohol counts after authorities say he was driving impaired while a loaded handgun containing more than two dozen rounds was on the floor of his car. The 25-year-old Kearse was arrested early Sunday after...

Ford recalls vans for 2nd time to fix drive shaft problem

Oct. 29, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 320,000 Transit full-size vans in North America for a second time because the drive shafts can fail, causing loss of power. The company says the recall covers the 2015 through 2017 model years. The drive shaft coupling can crack, and continued driving can cause the...

Diesel Ram pickups recalled due to risk of engine fires

Oct. 25, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 160,000 diesel-powered Ram pickups mainly in the U.S. and Canada because they can leak coolant and possibly catch fire. The recall covers Ram 1500 models from the 2014 through 2019 model years. The company says an internal investigation found microscopic...

Deadly fire spurs review of guidance to dump burning trash

Oct. 24, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — It was a hot, windy day in Southern California when a trash truck caught fire and the driver dumped the burning garbage on the side of the road. Minutes later, powerful winds blew the flames across a hillside and into a mobile home community, killing two people and destroying...

Subaru recalls cars, SUVs for engine control, debris trouble

Oct. 24, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling over 400,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix problems with engine computers and debris that can fall into motors. The first recall covers 466,000 Imprezas from 2017 through 2019, and 2018 and 2019 Crosstreks. Subaru says the engine computer can keep powering the ignition coil...

Eager to leave scandal, Nissan shows off smooth-driving tech

Oct. 23, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — An electric car with smooth four-wheel drive and a virtual friend for the coming age of automated driving are among the technology in development from Nissan. The Japanese automaker, eager to leave behind the scandal over its former star executive Carlos Ghosn, recently invited...