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U.S. agency probes effectiveness of 2014 GM seat belt recall

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating whether a 5-year-old General Motors seat belt recall fixed the problem

Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before Utah crash

A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by …

UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Feds: Goodyear tires may have caused 95 deaths or injuries

The U.S. government’s road safety agency says it has received allegations that defective Goodyear motor home tires caused crashes that killed or injured 95 people during the past two decades.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

Safety gains from heavier cars may be cited to cut MPG rules

The Trump administration is said to be reviewing the safety advantages of heavier cars – a point of controversy among researchers – as it considers lowering future automotive fuel economy …

Traffic deaths surged in first 9 months of 2016

Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that began in late 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety …

Seattle’s duck boat company to pay up to $1 million for violations

Ride the Ducks International has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties in an agreement reached with federal transportation officials.

Make some noise: Government wants sound from hybrid, electric cars

New hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have poor eyesight, will hear them …

100 percent of recalled Volvo heavy trucks repaired

All 16,000 Volvo heavy trucks that were recalled earlier this year for a dangerous steering problem have been repaired.

Traffic deaths rose a whopping 7.2 percent in 2015

Government officials say traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. That’s the largest single-year increase in a half century.

U.S. ends Ford pickup probe without seeking recall

U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into power brake assist failures in Ford F-150 pickup trucks without seeking a recall.

U.S. ends Honda investigation for failing to report deaths, injuries

The U.S. government says it has closed an investigation into Honda’s failure to report deaths and injuries after the company met all of its obligations.

Nissan to recall Altimas for third time to fix hood latches

Nissan is recalling nearly 930,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide – some for a third time – to fix a latch problem that could let the hood fly open while the …

2015 Auto recalls break annual record set in 2014

Automobile recalls hit another record last year as stronger government enforcement and widening recalls of exploding air bags pushed the total above 51 million vehicles.