Some Hyundai, Kia vehicles should be probed for noncrash fires, safety advocate saysJune 12, 2018
The Center for Auto Safety has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles built in the United States for potential noncrash fire risk.
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer rate poor in passenger-side small overlap crash testJune 12, 2018
In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tests of eight midsize and large SUVs and crossovers, three earned good ratings, three rated acceptable and two rated poor for passenger-side protection in the event of a small overlap front crash.
Tesla must fix 'flaws' in Autopilot after fatal crash, consumer group saysJune 8, 2018
Consumers Union urged Tesla to fix what it termed "flaws" in the company's driver-assistance system after a preliminary federal report said a driver did not have his hands on the vehicle's steering wheel in the final six seconds before a fatal crash.
Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag glitchJune 8, 2018
Kia is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States because an electronic glitch may prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a crash.
GM recalls 88,129 GMC Terrain crossovers over software defectJune 4, 2018
General Motors is recalling certain 2018 GMC Terrain vehicles because a software defect may prevent airbags from deploying during a crash.
Kia recalls 106,428 Sedona minivans over power sliding door issueJune 4, 2018
Kia is recalling 106,428 Sedona minivans because the power sliding door may not automatically reverse in the presence of obstructions.
Honda confirms new Takata airbag rupture in fatal Malaysia crashJune 1, 2018
Honda confirmed that a Takata airbag inflator had ruptured in a fatal crash earlier this week in Malaysia in what appears to be the 23rd death worldwide linked to the faulty part that can emit deadly metal fragments.
Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake in Ariz. fatality, U.S. findsMay 24, 2018
An Uber autonomous vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Thursday.
Musk admits Tesla Model 3 braking issue, promises fixMay 22, 2018
Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update.
Teslas may be safe, but what about the rest of us?May 21, 2018
Elon Musk's responses to recent crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot software suggest a lack of regard for people who share the road with the cars his company sells.
U.S. safety agency to probe Tesla crash in UtahMay 16, 2018
Tesla confirmed to police that another of its vehicles crashed with a driver using Autopilot, and the incident triggered more scrutiny by federal regulators.
Takata's defective airbags now linked to 278 injuries in U.S.May 11, 2018
Takata's defective airbags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of Heidi King to head NHTSA.