Latest Automobile safety News

Border agency plans vehicle pursuit policy to raise safety

May. 24, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

DONNA, Texas (AP) — The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday that he is developing a new policy for vehicle pursuits with an eye toward increasing safety after a spate of deaths. Commissioner Chris Magnus, who took over the nation's largest law enforcement agency...

Hyundai recalls 239,000 cars for exploding seat belt parts

May. 24, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hyundai is recalling 239,000 cars in the U.S. because the seat belt pretensioners can explode and injure vehicle occupants. Three injuries have been reported, two in the U.S. and one in Singapore. In a letter to the Korean automaker, government regulators said...

Park outdoors: Ford recalls SUVs due to engine fire risk

May. 19, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is asking the owners of 350,000 vehicles in to take them to dealers for repairs in three recalls, including about 39,000 that should be parked outdoors because the engines can catch fire. Ford says in U.S. government documents posted Thursday that it doesn't...

Mercedes tells owners of 292K vehicles to stop driving them

May. 12, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mercedes-Benz is telling the owners of more than 292,000 vehicles in the U.S. to stop driving them due to a problem that could cause the brakes to fail. The German automaker is recalling the vehicles and says it will offer free towing so the owners can get them to a...

Hyundai recalls 215K Sonatas; faulty hoses can leak fuel

May. 11, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 215,000 midsize cars in the U.S. — most for a second time — because fuel hoses can leak in the engine compartment and cause fires. The recall covers certain 2013 and 2014 Sonata sedans, many of which were recalled for the same...

Tesla recalls 130K vehicles; touch screens can go blank

May. 10, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is recalling about 130,000 vehicles across its U.S. model lineup because their touch screens can overheat and go blank. The recalls covers certain Model S sedan and Model X SUVs from 2021 and 2022, as well as Model 3 cars and Model Y SUVs from 2022. ...

Verstappen cruises to win in inaugural Miami Grand Prix

May. 08, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — His first day racing around the new Formula One circuit in Miami was absolutely horrible. Then he made a mistake in qualifying that cost him a spot on the front row. By the time race day rolled around, Max Verstappen had knocked it all out of his system....

Ford recalls Explorer SUVs that can roll away while in park

Apr. 29, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than a quarter-million Explorer SUVs in the U.S. because they can roll away unexpectedly while shifted into park. The recall covers certain 2020 through 2022 Explorers with 2.3-liter engines, as well as 3-liter and 3.3-liter hybrids...

China regulator says 14,684 Teslas recalled for crash risk

Apr. 29, 2022 06:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla has recalled 14,684 Model 3s due to a software glitch that could cause collisions, China's market regulator said Friday, in its second recall in the country this month. The State Administration for Market Regulation said the recall affects both imported...

Ford recalls over 650K trucks; windshield wipers can fail

Apr. 21, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 650,000 pickup trucks and big SUVs in the U.S. because the windshield wipers can break and fail. The recall covers certain F-150 pickups, and Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs from the 2020 and 2021 model years. Also included are...