Latest Automobile safety News

GM to recall some 2021 cars for faulty air bag warning light

Jun. 11, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency approved a request by General Motors to recall four 2021 vehicle makes due to a malfunctioning air bag warning light. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that the cars in question...

Fiat Chrysler recalls big Ram trucks; wheels could fall off

May. 28, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler said Friday that it is recalling more than a half-million heavy-duty Ram trucks to fix a problem that can cause the wheels to fall off. The recall covers certain 2012 through 2021 Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickups, and Ram 4500 and 5500...

Ford recalls small vans; shifter may not show correct gear

May. 27, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 205,000 Transit Connect small vans in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem that can stop the shift lever from moving the transmission to the correct gear. The recall covers vans from the 2013 through 2021 model years with...

Kia recalls vehicles a 2nd time, owners should park outside

May. 18, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kia is recalling more than 440,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. for a second time to fix a problem that can cause engine fires. And the automaker is telling owners to park them outdoors and away from structures because fires could happen when the engines aren't running. ...

NTSB: Tesla owner got into driver's seat before deadly crash

May. 10, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Home security camera footage shows that the owner of a Tesla got into the driver's seat of the car shortly before a deadly crash in suburban Houston, according to a government report Monday. But the preliminary report on the crash that killed two men...

US opens probe of steering problems in Honda Accord sedans

May. 10, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is investigating multiple complaints about steering failures that could affect more than 1.1 million Honda Accord sedans. In documents posted Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it...

Meineke Car Care pays 12.5M in tire-inspection lawsuit

May. 07, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Meineke Car Care Centers paid $12.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by an Everett woman who alleged a safety inspection missed a malfunctioning tire that caused a crash and nearly killed her two days later, according to her attorney. The Meineke...

Hyundai recalls over 390K vehicles for possible engine fires

May. 04, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada for two problems that can cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are being told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made. The largest recall covers more than 203,000...

GM: Software, new battery parts will solve Bolt fire issues

Apr. 29, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Engineers at General Motors have figured out how to fix a battery problem with the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback that caused five of them to catch fire. The company says they developed diagnostic software to look for anomalies in the batteries of...

New Mexico nuclear waste repository to use electric vehicles

Apr. 28, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico has announced plans to replace diesel vehicles and equipment with electrical and battery-operated components as part of a larger effort to improve airflow in the underground nuclear waste...