NHTSA Re-Recalling 2.12 Million Cars, Half Of Which Are In Other Recall

The feds are recalling another 2.12 million vehicles in the never-ending airbag disaster after it was discovered that the fix originally offered wasn't good enough and airbags were blowing up in the absence of a crash. About half are in a different Takata recall and thus could send shrapnel into the faces of people in… » 1/31/15 10:53am 1/31/15 10:53am

Honda Fined Record $70M For Not Reporting 1,700 Injuries And A Death

The U.S. Department of Transportation went hard on General Motors last year, and now it's Honda's turn. The Japanese automaker today was fined a record $70 million for failing to report more than 1,700 claims of injuries and deaths in their vehicles, as well as failing to report some warranty claims. » 1/08/15 12:47pm 1/08/15 12:47pm

2015 Lincoln MKC Recalled Because Of Stupid Design That's Stupid

We'll actually have a full review of the 2015 Lincoln MKC coming up very soon, but it's nice to know that one of the things we found most inane is actually bad enough for an honest-to-Ford recall. The start button and transmission select buttons in the MKC are so bad that people are shutting their cars off by accident. » 1/05/15 9:00pm 1/05/15 9:00pm

100 Claims Now Approved For GM Ignition Switch Deaths And Injuries

For General Motors, 2014 has been good and bad in equal measure. They've seen record sales numbers and have the strongest product lineup in decades. But they've also been dogged by recalls, hearings, and the ever-increasing toll of people injured or killed by the defective ignition switch in millions of cars. » 12/18/14 7:45pm 12/18/14 7:45pm

Woman Exonerated Of Homicide After Death Linked To GM Ignition

In a tale of death, bad fortune, shoddy police work, and the real-life ramifications of the faulty General Motors ignition switch, a Texas woman convicted of negligent homicide in 2007 was cleared of that crime today after the switch in her Saturn Ion was deemed to be at fault in her boyfriend's death. » 11/24/14 1:55pm 11/24/14 1:55pm