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Fiat Chrysler Waited 18 Months To Tell Feds About Hacking Flaw 

After a team of white hat hackers exploited a vulnerability through a Jeep Cherokee’s UConnect system that allowed them to remotely seize control of the car, Fiat Chrysler announced a 1.4-million vehicle recall and a vow to fix the problem. That’s good, seeing as how they knew about the problem for 18 months before… » 8/05/15 5:28pm 8/05/15 5:28pm

Fiat Chrysler Has To Buy Back 180,000 Ram Trucks In Stinging Gov-Slap

Fiat Chrysler’s slow moving, dangerously ineffective recall finally prompted the Department of Transportation to lay the smack down with a $70 million fine and millions more in other penalties, including an agreement to buy back 200,000 Ram pickups and offer $1,000 extra on certain trade-ins. » 7/27/15 7:24pm 7/27/15 7:24pm

Why Hasn't GM Recalled These Two Trucks With A Similar Fiery Issue?

Last week, under threat of a federal investigation, GM recalled almost every Hummer H3 it had built because of a potentially dangerous design problem. Our analysis of a government database shows complaints of similar problems from owners of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, two trucks built with the same components… » 7/15/15 10:13am 7/15/15 10:13am

Toyota Recalls 625,000 Prius Hybrids In Japan, North America, and Europe

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Toyota recalls 625,000 Prius Hybrids because of a potential software error and its union negotiates for a better family allowance, while Mitsubishi takes over a Ford plant in the Philippines. » 7/15/15 7:00am 7/15/15 7:00am

GM Didn't Recall The Hummer Over Fires Until The Feds Threatened Them

General Motors recalled nearly 200,000 Hummer H3s last week over fears that they might catch fire. But it turns out that GM knew that flaming Hummers were a problem for several years before that. And what’s worse, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration exclusively told Jalopnik that GM did not act until… » 7/13/15 5:50pm 7/13/15 5:50pm

GM Death Fund Won't Cover All GM Ignition Switch Deaths

To date, General Motors’ outside fund has approved 119 death claims and 243 injury claims related to the defective ignition switch that sparked last year’s recall crisis. The fund is set to wrap up soon. Before it does, critics — including some family members of those killed — are wondering why the fund is covering… » 7/01/15 4:40pm 7/01/15 4:40pm

Scathing Audit Reveals NHTSA Is A Five-Star Government Clusterfuck

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is supposed to be the government agency that protects us on the road. That stops us from getting into vehicular death traps. That saves our loved ones and ourselves from horrific ends. But it has failed, and the new government audit of its work is both damning and… » 6/22/15 3:39pm 6/22/15 3:39pm