NHTSA's Boss Doesn't Live In The Same Reality As Everyone Else

Over the past few months, members of Congress have pulled few punches when it comes to condemning General Motors executives in the wake of the ignition switch recall crisis. Today they aimed their ire at David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and it was not pretty. » 9/16/14 7:30pm Tuesday 7:30pm

What Does America's Auto Safety Regulator Actually Do?

Back when they hit General Motors with a record $35 million fine for not reporting the ignition switch defect, officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had stern words for automakers who hid problems and delayed recalls. The thing is, NHTSA was hardly blameless in both the GM scandal and the… » 9/16/14 3:18pm Tuesday 3:18pm

Your Guide To The Explosive Airbag Recall That Affects 14 Million Cars

While the world may be burned out on hearing about automotive recalls after General Motors' acknowledged their ignition switch defect and then recalled just about every car they've made in the last 17 years, drivers now face a safety problem that is far more widespread and possibly even more dangerous. » 9/15/14 3:09pm Monday 3:09pm

This Expensive Part Has Hundreds Of Chrysler Owners Fuming

Ever heard of a "Totally Integrated Power Module"? If you have lately, odds are it's because you're a Chrysler owner. The obscure-sounding part has reportedly meant expensive repairs for hundreds of owners, a class-action lawsuit, complaints to federal regulators and now an internal investigation by Chrysler… » 8/28/14 5:43pm 8/28/14 5:43pm

Some 40,000 Land Rovers Recalled Over Confused Air Bag Systems

2012 to 2013 Land Rover Evoques and 2010 to 2015 Land Rover LR2s, as many as 40,551 SUVs, are being recalled because the cars can't tell if someone's sitting in the front passenger seat. With that system not working correctly, the passenger airbag might not go off in a crash. » 8/15/14 5:30pm 8/15/14 5:30pm

Hyundai Hit With $17.35 Million Fine Over Delayed Brake Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants you (well, automakers) to know that they aren't messing around when it comes to reporting safety defects! In an action similar to what they did to General Motors in May, regulators have ordered Hyundai to pay $17.35 million in civil fines. » 8/07/14 4:50pm 8/07/14 4:50pm

Honda Wants Your Signature So You Know An Airbag Might Kill You

Due of the massive Takata airbag recall, Honda has issued a stop-sale on any new cars that are impacted, but they can't hold back pre-owned vehicles. Some used vehicles are not recalled, but may be affected. Honda is telling dealerships to have customers sign a liability document. » 8/03/14 2:02pm 8/03/14 2:02pm

Hyundai Recalls 883,000 Sonatas Because They Just Roll Away Sometimes

The Detroit News reports that Hyundai has issued a massive recall of its Sonata sedan for two separate issues. The first recall, which affects 883,000 vehicles involves the car rolling away; the other recall affecting 5,650 cars involves defective front brakes. Thankfully, no cars have both problems. » 7/30/14 8:55am 7/30/14 8:55am

GM Knew Of Its Other Ignition Switch Problem For 10 Years

At the end of June, General Motors recalled 6.73 million cars for ignition switch problems. No, not the Cobalts and Ions; different cars, primarily midsize sedans like the Oldsmobile Alero and Pontiac Grand Prix. And last night, the automaker disclosed it has known about those ignition problems since 2003. » 7/19/14 4:00pm 7/19/14 4:00pm