More in Safety

  • Newswire

    UPDATE 2-Fiat Chrysler tells U.S. regulators no public hearing needed  

    (Adds new quote from FCA document, background) By Bernie Woodall DETROIT, June 4 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV , pushing back against pressure from U.S. auto safety regulators, has told the Obama administration it sees no reason for new public scrutiny of recalls affecting more than 10 million vehicles....More
  • Newswire

    Mazda Expands Takata Airbag Recall  

    The automaker a year ago recalled more than 328,000 cars with potentially defective Takata airbags, and has added nearly 117,000 Mazda6 and RX-8 models to the action....More
  • Jun 4, 2015
    blog

    Hang Up and Drive – And Get Off My Lawn 13

    When I see a vehicle drifting into my lane, or someone else’s lane, or over a curb on a busy street, or if an aimless vehicle corrects abruptly at the last second to avoid a fire hydrant, I glance at the driver and see that he or she is looking at a device instead of the road....More
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 2-Honda expands air bag recall after Takata complies with U.S. order  

    (Adds expanded recalls in United States, Canada) By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO, May 28 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co called back about 690,000 cars in Japan and the United States to replace air bag inflators made by Takata Corp after the Tokyo-based parts supplier last week agreed to comply with U.S. orders to expand some of its previous recalls. Honda, Japan's third-biggest automaker, disclosed the recall in filings in Tokyo and Washington....More
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 1-Takata faces questions over air bag fix as recalls expand  

    * Air bags can explode too forcefully, spewing shrapnel * Do Takata's replacement inflators address root cause? * Takata says confident new air bags are safe * Regulators, automakers pursue separate probes of issue (Adds details on Takata's independent quality assurance panel, paragraph 7) By Ben Klayman...More
  • Newswire

    Mazda, Mitsubishi Expand Takata Airbag Recall  

    Mitsubishi and Mazda are expanding their recalls of vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators to 512,000 and 112,000 units, respectively....More
  • Newswire

    NHTSA Studying Reports of Coil-Spring Flaws in Nissan Cars  

    NHTSA says complaints from drivers about fractures in the front suspension coil spring have prompted a preliminary evaluation of about 130,000 Nissan Versa cars....More
  • Newswire

    Toyota Global Airbag Recall Includes 637,000 U.S. Vehicles  

    Federal safety regulators say Toyota is conducting three separate recalls of vehicles equipped with potentially lethal Takata airbags and sold in the U.S. between the 2003 and 2007 model years....More
  • Newswire

    Latest Airbag-Related Recall May Hurt Honda's Japan Sales, Exec Says  

    The automaker's recall of 5 million cars equipped with potentially dangerous airbags supplied by Takata may impact sales in Japan, Senior Managing Officer Sho Minekawa says, but adds, "We want to make sure we take the right steps."...More
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 2-Honda adds to Takata air bag recalls; global tally now around 36 mln  

    * Honda recalls close to another 4.9 mln vehicles * Daihatsu recalls nearly 260,000 of its cars * Takata shares close down 5.4 pct (Recasts, adds details, context) By Maki Shiraki and Mari Saito TOKYO, May 14 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co on Thursday recalled close to 5 million vehicles fitted with potentially faulty Takata Corp air bag inflators, as investigations showed the problem behind one of the biggest auto safety crises may be more widespread than thought....More
  • Newswire

    Takata Won't Reserve Cash for Future Airbag Recalls, CFO Says  

    According to two analysts who attended a company briefing, CFO Yoichiro Nomura said the supplier is not earmarking more cash to pay for an expended recall of cars equipped with potentially defective airbag inflators....More
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 2-Japan's 3 top carmakers to expand Takata air bag recalls by millions  

    (Changes slug, recasts, adds details, context) By Chang-Ran Kim and Mari Saito TOKYO, May 13 (Reuters) - Japan's three biggest carmakers said on Wednesday they would expand a huge global recall triggered by potentially fatal air bags made by Takata Corp , saying they were taking back millions of vehicles worldwide for investigation. Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co said they were recalling some 6.5 million vehicles globally, while Honda Motor Co Ltd said it would follow suit, without giving further details....More
  • Newswire

    Most Midsize SUVs Fail IIHS Crash Test  

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says of seven vehicles subjected to its small-overlap front-crash test, only the Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler earned a "good" rating, while the Ford Flex was rated "acceptable" and the rest "marginal" or "poor."...More
  • May 7, 2015
    blog

    We Lose by Waiting on Autonomous Cars 4

    Automakers are waiting for someone to tell them who is going to be held liable if a self-driving car crashes. They will be liable. Start figuring out how to deal with it....More
  • Newswire

    NHTSA Probes Possible Fire Risk From FCA Recall Repair  

    NHTSA says it has received eight reports of fires in Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs following repairs made under a 2014 recall over a potential electrical defect....More
  • Newswire

    Ford Expands Door-Latch Recall  

    The automaker is recalling 156,000 Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars to repair driver's door latches that might unlatch while the vehicle is in motion, after recalling 390,000 of those models last week....More
  • Newswire

    Ford Recalls 591,000+ Vehicles in North America  

    The automaker is conducting four separate recalls, the largest of which affects 518,313 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans from the 2013-2015 model years and '15-model Ford Edge CUVs with potentially faulty steering systems....More
  • Newswire

    EU Mandates Automatic Emergency Calling in Cars  

    The measure requires that emergency-calling technology be installed in all cars and light trucks in Europe by April 2018....More
  • Newswire

    NHTSA Probes Report of Injury From Takata Airbag  

    Police and hospital records show a Florida driver was struck in the neck by a shard of metal when an '03-model Honda Civic's Takata airbag exploded....More
  • Newswire

    Nissan, BMW Recall Involves Possibly Faulty Fuel Pumps  

    Nissan is recalling more than '14-model 95,000 Rogue SUVs sold in the U.S. and Canada, and BMW is recalling about 70,500 '14- and '15-model cars sold globally, because their Robert Bosch-supplied fuel pumps may fail....More
Insights

Enewsletters

Follow Us

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×