Safety http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53339/more en GM Recalling Natural Gas-Powered Vans http://wardsauto.com/gm-recalling-natural-gas-powered-vans <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is recalling about 3,200 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans from the '11 to '14 model years because they may have a gas leak that could cause a fire.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-recalling-natural-gas-powered-vans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) GM's Recall Crisis Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:23:00 +0000 1120511 at http://wardsauto.com Suzuki Recalling 453,000 Minivehicles in Japan http://wardsauto.com/suzuki-recalling-453000-minivehicles-japan <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is recalling Every microvans and Scrum models built for Mazda following reports of three fires linked to a defect in the blower fan motor of the air-conditioning unit. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suzuki-recalling-453000-minivehicles-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Climate Controls/HVAC Safety Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:32:00 +0000 1120161 at http://wardsauto.com Safety Shouldn’t Be Disabled http://wardsauto.com/blog/safety-shouldn-t-be-disabled <div class="node-body blog-body">All vehicle safety technologies, be they old like seatbelts or new like lane-departure warning, should be mandatory, not optional.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/safety-shouldn-t-be-disabled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/safety-shouldn-t-be-disabled#comments Blog Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Collision Avoidance Safety airbags blind-spot detection driver driver inattentiveness fatalities lane-departure warning NHTSA Safety seatbelts vehicle-to-pedestrian vehicle-to-vehicle Road Ahead Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:55:00 +0000 1116951 at http://wardsauto.com Report Faults NHTSA for Slow Response to GM Defects http://wardsauto.com/report-faults-nhtsa-slow-response-gm-defects <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A congressional report released ahead of a Tuesday hearing in Washington says the regulatory agency failed to identify faulty ignition switches in GM vehicles linked to at least 19 highway fatalities.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-faults-nhtsa-slow-response-gm-defects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. GM's Recall Crisis National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Vehicles & Technology Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:45:00 +0000 1118781 at http://wardsauto.com Revival of Seatbelt Interlock Could Save Lives, Researchers Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say <div class="node-body article-body">The researchers found that by 2030 there would be a potential 2% reduction in injuries requiring hospital admission and a 7% reduction in fatalities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say#comments Premium Politics Asia Pacific Dealers Vehicles & Technology Australia Safety Vehicles & Technology Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1118051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Overall, seatbelt usage 98% in Australia.</strong></p> GM Attorney Says 19 Deaths Linked to Defective Ignition Switch http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-attorney-says-19-deaths-linked-defective-ignition-switch <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker earlier linked the ignition-switch, which was installed on 2.6 million small cars and CUVs between 2003 and 2010, to 13 deaths and 54 crashes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-attorney-says-19-deaths-linked-defective-ignition-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-attorney-says-19-deaths-linked-defective-ignition-switch#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers U.S. Chevrolet Politics GM's Recall Crisis Product Development ignition switch recall Kenneth Feinberg Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:25:00 +0000 1117961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM continuing to replace defective ignition switches with newly designed ones.</strong></p> U.S. Regulators Probe 205,000 Ford Fiestas for Door-Latch Issue http://wardsauto.com/us-regulators-probe-205000-ford-fiestas-door-latch-issue <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The preliminary evaluation covers '11-'13 Fiestas. NHTSA says it has received 61 complaints related to the door-latch problem.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/us-regulators-probe-205000-ford-fiestas-door-latch-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Auto Makers North America U.S. Safety Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:01:00 +0000 1117851 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Recalls Older Escape, Mercury Mariner Hybrids http://wardsauto.com/ford-recalls-older-escape-mercury-mariner-hybrids <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker reports to federal regulators that the electric-hybrid system may overheat in 74,000 Ford Escapes from the '05-'08 model years and '06-'08 Mercury Mariners.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-recalls-older-escape-mercury-mariner-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hybrid Vehicles National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:20:00 +0000 1116911 at http://wardsauto.com GM Issues Corvette Stop-Sale Order; No Recall for Now http://wardsauto.com/gm-issues-corvette-stop-sale-order-no-recall-now <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker does not detail the issues prompting its order to dealers to stop selling '15-model Corvettes, and does not say if it will conduct a recall. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-issues-corvette-stop-sale-order-no-recall-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Sales & Marketing GM's Recall Crisis Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:34:00 +0000 1116871 at http://wardsauto.com Bill Ford Supports Autonomous Cars, Trains in Megacities http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bill-ford-supports-autonomous-cars-trains-megacities <div class="node-body article-body">A conundrum: Isn’t Ford in the business of selling as many cars and trucks as possible? “I think any business only exists to make people’s lives better, period,” Ford says. “Shoving more vehicles into an urban environment isn’t doing that.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bill-ford-supports-autonomous-cars-trains-megacities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bill-ford-supports-autonomous-cars-trains-megacities#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Future Products Product Development Safety Cobo Center Fast Company Henry Ford ITS World Congress megacities Robert Safian self-driving cars urbanizing William Clay Ford Jr. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:12:00 +0000 1113461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Speaking at ITS World Congress, Bill Ford Jr. concedes drivers will need to keep hands on wheel until autonomous technologies advance.</strong></p>