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.
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.
The NHTSA told Vega that four extra-large helmets didn’t meet safety standards when tested earlier this year.
Toyota’s been fined again for a familiar problem: not reporting recalls quickly enough to government regulators and for delaying a safety recall.
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.
Car companies say consumers will find other ways to use technologies if they can’t use built-in devices.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating the batteries after a series of crash tests.
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.
Federal regulators are stepping up their investigation into potential steering problems on almost 60,000 BMW mini cars.
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