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Lexus recalling 3,000 NX 200t CUVs for faulty brake system part

Lexus recalling 3,000 NX 200t CUVs for faulty brake system part

Filed under: Recalls, Lexus, Safety, Crossover, LuxuryThree thousand examples of the 2015 Lexus NX 200t are facing a recall because a part of the ABS actuator might be damaged, and could cause a stability problem if the anti-lock brakes are activated.Continue reading Lexus recalling 3,000 NX 200t CU [more]
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Ford announces two recalls, 442k vehicles affected in North America

Ford announces two recalls, 442k vehicles affected in North America

Filed under: Recalls, Ford, Safety, North America, Coupe, Crossover, SedanFord is issuing two recalls that cover a total of 442,300 vehicles in North America. One is for 422,814 cars for a possible power steering fault, and the other is for 19,486 units of the 2015 Mustang with the 2.3-liter EcoBoos [more]
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Rest easy, parents: Teen driving deaths have tumbled

Rest easy, parents: Teen driving deaths have tumbled

Filed under: SafetyTeen drivers are far less likely to be involved in fatal car accidents today than at any other point over the past two decades.Continue reading Rest easy, parents: Teen driving deaths have tumbledRest easy, parents: Teen driving deaths have tumbled originally appeared on Autoblog [more]
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Men more than twice as likely to die driving than women

Men more than twice as likely to die driving than women

Filed under: Government/Legal, SafetyA new round of stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that men have higher fatality rates, while women have higher injury rates.Continue reading Men more than twice as likely to die driving than womenMen more than twice as likely to [more]
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NHTSA probes 2014 Ford Edge Sport 22-inch alloy wheels

NHTSA probes 2014 Ford Edge Sport 22-inch alloy wheels

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford, Safety, CrossoverNHTSA is opening a preliminary evaluation into the 22-inch wheels on the 2014 Ford Edge Sport. This comes after a report of them breaking into two pieces while driving.Continue reading NHTSA probes 2014 Ford Edge Sport 22-inch alloy wheelsNHTSA p [more]
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Deaths? Danger? Consumers still don't care about recalls

Deaths? Danger? Consumers still don't care about recalls

Filed under: Auto Repair, SafetyNews accounts may be filled with grisly details about car accidents caused by dangerous defects, Congressional investigations into the inaction of carmakers, and a record number of recalls, but little of it is impacting the way people shop or care for cars.Continue re [more]
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Air pollution may be hurting our brains

Air pollution may be hurting our brains

Filed under: Green, Emissions, SafetyAir pollution doesn't only harm lungs. It could also impair brain function.Continue reading Air pollution may be hurting our brainsAir pollution may be hurting our brains originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 May 2015 10:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for [more]
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Porsche 918 Spyder recalled over bad wiring harness

Porsche 918 Spyder recalled over bad wiring harness

Filed under: Green, Recalls, Porsche, Safety, Convertible, Hybrid, Luxury, PerformancePorsche is recalling the 918 Spyder to correct a problem with a wiring harness that can be damaged by a carbon fiber component.Continue reading Porsche 918 Spyder recalled over bad wiring harnessPorsche 918 Spyder [more]
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Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru expand global Takata recalls by 715k [UPDATE]

Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru expand global Takata recalls by 715k [UPDATE]

Filed under: Recalls, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Safety, JapanMazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru are expanding their global Takata inflator recalls by 715k. Many of these models are in Japan.Continue reading Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru expand global Takata recalls by 715k [UPDATE]Mazda, Mitsubishi, and [more]
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Marchionne defends FCA recalls, says Wrangler won't be all-aluminum

Marchionne defends FCA recalls, says Wrangler won't be all-aluminum

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Safety, SUVSergio Marchionne says that the next Jeep Wrangler is not fully aluminum, which might keep production in Toledo, OH. Also, the company is working with NHTSA to fully comply with the agency's requests for the upcoming public hearing. [more]
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Department of Transportation extends GM supervision for another year

Department of Transportation extends GM supervision for another year

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, SafetyThe US Department of Transportation has decided to extend its regulatory supervision over General Motors for an additional year. The government agency believes that the oversight is a proactive way to address possible safety defects.Continue reading Departmen [more]
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Motorcyclist fatalities drop for second straight year

Motorcyclist fatalities drop for second straight year

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, United States, MotorcycleFatalities among motorcyclists are projected to fall to 4,584 once all of the 2014 numbers are tallied, marking the second consecutive year deaths have decreased.Continue reading Motorcyclist fatalities drop for second straight yearMoto [more]
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Takata changed airbag design in 2008

Takata changed airbag design in 2008

Filed under: Government/Legal, SafetyThree unnamed insiders have revealed that Takata changed its airbag inflator propellant in 2008 following a recall by Honda. The company's internal testing of inflators from recalled models shows hundreds of ruptures, as well.Continue reading Takata changed airba [more]
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NHTSA questions FCA's reaction to recalls, will hold public hearing

NHTSA questions FCA's reaction to recalls, will hold public hearing

Filed under: Government/Legal, Chrysler, Fiat, Safety, United StatesNHTSA and the US Department of Transportation are holding a public hearing on July 2 into FCA US' response to 20 recalls from between 2013 and 2015. The Feds are also requiring the automaker to submit detailed documents about each o [more]
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Hinchcliffe stable after wreck at Indy [w/video]

Hinchcliffe stable after wreck at Indy [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Safety, United States, RacingJames Hinchcliffe suffered serious injuries in practice for the Indianapolis 500 when a suspension failure caused his car to crash into the wall. After undergoing surgery, he's now in stable condition.Continue reading Hinchcliffe stable after wr [more]
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Tesla autopassing tech could get by regulations with turn signal activation

Tesla autopassing tech could get by regulations with turn signal activation

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Tesla, Driving, Safety, Emerging Technologies, Technology, Sedan, Electric, LuxuryTo make its auto-passing system work with insurance liability in the real world, Tesla might force drivers to switch on their turn signal to activate the autonomous tech.Continue r [more]
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Takata airbag inflator recall expanded to estimated 33.8 million vehicles [UPDATE]

Takata airbag inflator recall expanded to estimated 33.8 million vehicles [UPDATE]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, SafetyTakata is launching a huge expansion of its inflator recall in the US to cover an estimated 33.8 million vehicles.Continue reading Takata airbag inflator recall expanded to estimated 33.8 million vehicles [UPDATE]Takata airbag inflator recall expanded to [more]
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Ed Carpenter wreck caps crash-filled practice at Indy

Ed Carpenter wreck caps crash-filled practice at Indy

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Safety, United States, RacingEd Carpenter, Josef Newgarden and Helio Castroneves all had their racecars flip during practice for the Indianapolis 500. The crashes forced rules changes from officials for the event's qualifying.Continue reading Ed Carpenter wreck caps [more]
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Nissan details 326k-vehicle Takata recall for US and Canada

Nissan details 326k-vehicle Takata recall for US and Canada

Filed under: Recalls, Nissan, Safety, Canada, United States, SedanNissan is recalling 326,000 vehicles in the US and Canada to replace their passenger side Takata airbag inflators. The campaign includes the 2004-2006 Sentra, 2004 Pathfinder, and 2005-2006 X-Trail.Continue reading Nissan details 326k [more]
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Takata airbag recalls add another 5 million vehicles

Takata airbag recalls add another 5 million vehicles

Filed under: Recalls, Honda, Daihatsu, Safety, JapanHonda and Daihatsu are adding 5 million vehicles that need their Takata airbag inflators replaced, but none of these are in the United States or Canada. It brings the grand total of affected vehicles in these campaigns since 2008 to about 36 millio [more]
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