Latest Automobile safety News

Former Calif. regulator tapped to run highway safety agency

Oct. 19, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former California pollution regulator is being nominated to run the nation's highway safety agency. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Steven Cliff, who has served as deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic...

US opens probe into Ram diesel trucks; engines could stall

Oct. 18, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating fuel pump failures in more than 600,000 diesel Ram trucks that could cause the engines to stall or lose power. The probe covers Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 heavy-duty trucks with 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel...

2nd driver killed by air bag inflator from Tennessee's ARC

Oct. 13, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A second person has been killed by an exploding air bag inflator made by a Tennessee company that has been under investigation by a federal agency for more than six years without any resolution. On Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety...

US regulators seek answers from Tesla over lack of recall

Oct. 13, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn't file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators. In a letter to Tesla, the...

GM reaches deal with LG to pay for Bolt battery recall costs

Oct. 12, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — LG Electronics has reached a deal with General Motors to pay $1.9 billion to $2 billion to reimburse the automaker for the cost of recalling Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to the risk of battery fires. The automaker, which announced the deal in a...

Woman, 18, shot by school officer removed from life support

Oct. 06, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An 18-year-old woman shot by a Long Beach school safety officer who fired at a moving car has died after being removed from life support, her family announced Wednesday. Manuela “Mona" Rodriguez, who had been declared brain dead, died Tuesday...

Foundations, new donors build $51M fund to support workers

Oct. 05, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A fund created by a group of social-justice-minded foundations including Ford and Rockefeller and donors like Jack Dorsey and MacKenzie Scott shortly after COVID hit has more than quadrupled in size to $51 million and is now pouring money into activities and advocacy to strengthen the social...

Volvo recalls older cars; air bag inflators can explode

Oct. 05, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Volvo is recalling nearly 260,000 older cars in the U.S. because the front driver’s air bag can explode and send shrapnel into the cabin. The recall is in addition to one from November of 2020, which was done after an unidentified U.S. driver was...

Jets' Maye facing DUI charge after February crash in Florida

Oct. 04, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets safety Marcus Maye has been charged with drunken driving after a car crash in Florida in February. Broward County court records show the 28-year-old Maye was charged with three misdemeanors — driving under the influence, DUI/damage to...

US decides not to open formal probe of Tesla battery fires

Oct. 04, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. automobile safety regulators have denied a petition seeking an investigation into Tesla software updates, saying it's unlikely a probe would find a safety defect. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday denied the 2019 petition,...