GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises To 84 People

While 2015 has been generally less full of recall crises than last year, the fallout from the General Motors ignition switch fiasco continues unabated. Today, the fund tasked with overseeing compensation to victims of the switch and their families approved another four death claims, bringing the official death total… » 4/13/15 4:46pm 4/13/15 4:46pm

Fiat Chrysler Out $150 Million Over Boy's Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Death

Declaring that Chrysler acted with “reckless or wanton disregard for human life in the design or sale” of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and its fire-prone fuel tank, a Georgia jury on Thursday ordered the automaker to pay $150 million to the family of a 4-year old boy who burned to death in after a crash in 2012. » 4/03/15 4:48pm 4/03/15 4:48pm

Lawyers Allege GM 'Cover-Up' Of Deadly Ignition Switch Fiasco

At the height of General Motors' ignition switch fiasco last year, the company commissioned former U.S. Attorney Anton R. Valukas to review what happened. His 325-page report may have been brutal, but now lawyers suing GM say they've found new documents that contradict that report and prove the existence of a… » 3/17/15 2:31pm 3/17/15 2:31pm

These Are The 10 Biggest Automotive Recalls Ever

The number of automotive recalls last year broke records. Every week it seemed like another automaker was pulling back cars by the millions to fix defects ranging from minor to potentially deadly. But while 2014 led to big recalls becoming the new normal, it pales in comparison to some of the biggest recalls in the… » 3/03/15 8:20pm 3/03/15 8:20pm

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