Latest Automobile safety News

US probes Takata air bags in 200 models from 20 automakers

Sep. 21, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Over 30 million air bags in more than 200 models from 20 car and truck makers are being investigated by a U.S. safety agency because they have the potential to explode and hurl shrapnel. In a document posted Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety...

GM says production starts on replacement batteries for Bolts

Sep. 20, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

General Motors said Monday that production has resumed for battery modules used in recalled Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, and customers could start getting replacement parts by mid-October. GM said supplier LG has restarted production at plants in Holland and Hazel...

Verstappen hopes his fans get a win to remember at Dutch GP

Sep. 01, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Formula One fans will hope Sunday’s Netherlands Grand Prix is a spectacular race to remember rather than a dismal one to forget. Last weekend’s rain-drenched Belgian Grand Prix was called off shortly after it restarted under a safety car for a few...

Verstappen wins rain-marred Belgian GP after short restart

Aug. 29, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Max Verstappen won a rain-soaked Belgian Grand Prix when it was finally called off Sunday after it restarted under a safety car nearly three hours later than its scheduled time. The race was shortened to last one hour with only half...

Passed out man found with 300 California recall ballots

Aug. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — California authorities are investigating why a man found passed out in a car had more than 300 unopened mail-in ballots for the gubernatorial recall election. The man was arrested Aug. 16 after being found in a store parking lot in Torrance,...

GM extends recall to cover all Chevy Bolts due to fire risk

Aug. 20, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — General Motors said Friday it is recalling all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles sold worldwide to fix a battery problem that could cause fires. The recall and others raise questions about lithium ion batteries, which now are used in nearly all...

General Motors says it is expanding a recall to cover all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to fire risk

Aug. 20, 2021 16:58 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it is expanding a recall to cover all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to fire risk.

Ram pickups recalled; faulty side air bags can hurl shrapnel

Aug. 13, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Stellantis is recalling more than 266,000 pickup trucks mainly in North America because the side air bags can explode without warning and hurl shrapnel into the cabin. It's the second major recall of pickup trucks in the past two months for the same...

Hyundai, Kia recall 600K vehicles to fix trunk latch problem

Aug. 13, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. because damage to the trunk latches can stop them from being opened from the inside. The recall covers certain 2016 through 2018 Kia Forte and 2018 and 2019 Kia Rio small cars. Also...

Lawsuit could delay replacement for aging postal fleet

Aug. 11, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Postal workers thrilled at the prospect of making deliveries in modern, comfortable and environmentally friendly vehicles are soldiering on in their aging, spartan trucks. The primary fleet of vehicles — dating to 1987 — was due to be replaced...