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Pictures of people killed in GM cars with defected key switches, were put of the ledge of the hearing room as General Motors Company CEO Mary Barra (L) answers questions during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on a safety defect that's been linked to at least 13 deaths and has sparked a 2.6 million-vehicle recall. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Fines Mount As GM Avoids Answering Questions Related To Faulty Ignition Switch

The agency says that GM failed to answer roughly one-third of the questions the were required to remit and it is imposing a fine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2014

Ford F150 (ford.com)

NHTSA Opening Investigation Into 400k Ford F-150 Trucks

NHTSA says it has received 95 reports of incidents of reduced engine power during hard accelerations in F-150 trucks equipped with 3.5L gasoline turbocharged direct injection engines.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2013

A worker assembles a  Ford Explorer at the Chicago Assembly Plant .  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Contends Ford Motor Put U.S. Consumers At Risk

A lawsuit filed this week claims Ford Motor Company was installing electronic systems in its vehicles in Europe that could prevent unintended acceleration as early as 2005, but didn’t take the same precautions in the U.S. for another five years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2013

2011 Ford Escape (Ford Photo)

NHTSA To Investigate Stalling, Surging Engines In 775k Ford Cars, SUVs

The problem affects 2009 through 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans as well as Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner small SUVs from the same model years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2013

XTS helmets by Vega Helmet recalled. (Credit: Vega Helmet)

30,000 XTS Helmets Recalled Due To Crash Protection Concerns

The NHTSA told Vega that four extra-large helmets didn’t meet safety standards when tested earlier this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/30/2012

Toyota Fined Again For Delaying Safety Reports

Toyota’s been fined again for a familiar problem: not reporting recalls quickly enough to government regulators and for delaying a safety recall.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2012

A 2013 Nissan Altima - (Credit: Nissan Motor Company Ltd)

Nissan Recalling Certain Model Year 2012 And 2013 Altima Vehicles

Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Altima vehicles because their bolts could become loose and fall out, increasing the risk of a car crash.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2012

Distracted Driving The Focus Of NHTSA Public Hearing

Car companies say consumers will find other ways to use technologies if they can’t use built-in devices.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2012

Charging a Chevy Volt (WWJ Photo, File)

NHTSA Investigating Volt Batteries Following Crash-Test Fire

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating the batteries after a series of crash tests.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/26/2011

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2011 Chevrolet Volt Earns Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt has become the first electric vehicle to earn a five-star overall vehicle score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2011

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