Latest Automobile safety News

FILE- This Sept. 30, 2016, file photo shows the logo of the Tesla model S at the Paris Auto Show in Paris, France.  The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own. An unidentified person petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation into the problem. The agency says the allegations include about 500,000 Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X vehicles from the 2013 through 2019 model years. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint

Jan. 17, 2020 6:24 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own. Brian Sparks of Berkeley, California, petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation. An...

BMW recalls about 357K vehicles for Takata air bag inflators

Jan. 17, 2020 4:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — BMW is recalling nearly 357,000 older vehicles in the U.S. to replace dangerous Takata front air bag inflators. The inflators are among 10 million sold to 14 automakers that Takata is recalling. It's the last recall that the bankrupt Takata agreed to in a 2015 settlement with U.S. safety...

FILE - This Aug. 25, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a Nissan dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Nissan is recalling nearly 346,000 vehicles worldwide to replace dangerous Takata air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Nissan adds nearly 346K vehicles to Takata recall saga

Jan. 15, 2020 12:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling nearly 346,000 vehicles worldwide to replace dangerous Takata air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. The Nissan front passenger inflators are among 10 million from 14 different automakers that Takata is recalling. It's the last recall that the bankrupt...

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2018, file photo shows debris scattered in an area at the site of a fatal limousine crash the day before in Schoharie, N.Y. Political leaders in New York have reached an agreement to pass new limousine safety bills inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018, officials said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Lawmakers, governor announce deal on limo safety regulations

Jan. 14, 2020 5:27 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Political leaders in New York have reached an agreement to pass new limousine safety bills inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018, officials said Tuesday. The proposals target unsafe limos and lax regulations, said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker...

15 states oppose Trump plan to allow LNG shipments by rail

Jan. 14, 2020 3:57 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The attorneys general of 15 states said this week that they oppose a Trump administration proposal to allow rail shipments of liquefied natural gas, arguing the trains will share tracks with passenger trains and travel through congested areas. The protesting states included...

Toyota recalls nearly 700K vehicles to fix faulty fuel pumps

Jan. 13, 2020 7:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause engines to stall. That can increase the risk of a crash. The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 Lexus LS 500, LC 500, RC 350, RC 300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX 460, and RX 350 models....

Thielen active for Vikings for playoff game vs. 49ers

Jan. 11, 2020 3:23 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen is active for the playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday despite being listed as questionable with an ankle injury. Thielen got hurt this week in practice but is healthy enough to play. Thielen had seven catches for 129...

FILE - This June 25, 2017 file, photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Takata is recalling 10 million more front air bag inflators sold to 14 different automakers because they can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel. The recall is the last one the bankrupt company agreed to in a 2015 settlement with U.S. safety regulators. It could bring to a close the largest series of recalls in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Takata recall of 10M inflators could be last of air bag saga

Jan. 8, 2020 6:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Takata is recalling 10 million more front air bag inflators sold to 14 different automakers because they can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel. The recall is the last one the bankrupt company agreed to in a 2015 settlement with the U.S. safety regulators. It could bring to a...

Maintenance worker dies at Italy's Sevel plant

Jan. 4, 2020 2:19 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Union leaders denounced Saturday safety conditions at an automotive plant operated by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group following the death of a maintenance worker. The Fim Cisl union said the victim killed Friday was an employee of an external company, Sinergia, who was brought in to do...

Mercedes recalls 750,000 cars because sunroof can fly off

Jan. 4, 2020 11:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mercedes-Benz is recalling roughly 750,000 cars because the vehicles’ sunroofs could potentially detach and fly off, causing road hazards. The cars include the Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class, E-Class, CLK-Class and the CLS-Class, made between 2001 and 2011. All four vehicles came...