Feds Say Fiat Chrysler 'Significantly' Under-Reported Deaths And Injuries In Their Cars

Fiat Chrysler has had a rough go in the safety department lately, or at least in how they’ve clashed with America’s safety regulators. Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced Fiat Chrysler had a “significant” under-reporting of deaths and injuries in their cars, as required by law. »9/29/15 2:39pmTuesday 2:39pm

GM Agrees To Potential Settlement With 1,380 Ignition Switch Victims [UPDATE]

The official death toll from GM’s faulty ignition switches that it knew about but failed to recall stands at 124, with many more injured. News came out last night that GM would settle with the government for $900 million in the criminal case, but it also just agreed to settle for a further $575 million in the civil… »9/17/15 12:03pm9/17/15 12:03pm

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 5:28pm8/05/15 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 7:24pm7/27/15 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 10:13am7/15/15 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 7:00am7/15/15 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 5:50pm7/13/15 5:50pm