Toyota Tacoma Suspension 'Prone To Fracturing:' 690,000 Recalls

The mighty Toyota Tacoma has been taken down a peg by a nasty little issue with the leaf spring suspension. Apparently it's liable to "fracture due to stress and corrosion," which can mean a pointy piece of metal will repeatedly ram into your truck's gas tank and spill its contents all over the road. » 9/29/14 6:49pm Yesterday 6:49pm

NHTSA To Review 4.9 Million Chrysler Vehicles For A Shitload Of Problems

Stalling. Fires. Fuel pump shutoff. The horn honking itself. These are just some of the problems Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram owners say they have experienced thanks to a faulty totally integrated power module, and now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says they're looking into it. » 9/29/14 1:24pm Yesterday 1:24pm

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 9/16/14 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 9/16/14 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 9/15/14 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