National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

A car loaded with mannequins is positioned along tracks on March 18, 2013 at a crash testing centre on March 18, 2013 in Caligny, northwestern France. (credit: Jean Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Tighten Crash Test Advertising Rules

The NHTSA says automakers who claim ratings higher than 5 stars are misleading the public.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/20/2013

(Credit: Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

US Safety Agency Investigating Suzuki Small SUVs

The probe covers 205,000 vehicles including Grand Vitaras from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4s from 2007 through 2011.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2013

MyFord Touch (Ford photo)

US Seeks Voluntary Limits On Car Touch Screens

The government is asking automakers to put stronger limits on drivers’ interaction with in-car touch screens in an effort to curb distracted driving.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2013

Awards And Certifications From February 7

The latest awards and certifications earned by Michigan’s technology-focused companies, organizations and groups

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2013

Jeep Grand Cherokee Cleared In Fire Probe

U.S. safety regulators have cleared the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee after an investigation into possible engine fires.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2013


Black Boxes In Cars Raise Privacy Concerns

Many motorists don’t know it, but it’s likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there’s a snitch along for the ride.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2012

Auto Dealers, Big 3 Wait For More Details On Counterfeit Air Bags

Auto dealers in metro Detroit, and the Big Three automakers themselves, are waiting to hear more details about a dangerous safety concern: counterfeit air bags.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2012

The 2006 Kia Rio sedan makes its world premiere, 11 January 2005, at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Kia Recalls Rios For Air Bag Problem

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a faulty sensor could increase the risk of injury to a child passenger.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2012

5,000 School Buses To Be Investigated Due To Possible Stalling Issues

The federal government is investigating 5,000 school buses from the 2008 model year that could stall without warning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2012

Chevy Volt electric vehicles and Opel Amperas come off the line at the General Motors Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant October 11, 2011 in Hamtramck, Michigan. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Government Closes Volt Probe, Says Car Is Safe

The government has ended an investigation into why Chevrolet Volt electric cars caught fire following government crash tests.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/20/2012