National Highway Traffic Safety Administration News

Tesla Autopilot was Engaged During Fatal Florida Crash

WASHINGTON — Tesla Inc’s Autopilot feature was engaged during a fatal March 1 crash of a 2018 Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida, in at least the third fatal U.S. crash reported involving the driver-assistance system, the National Transportation Safety …

Federal Agency Probes Whether GM Pickup Recall Went Far Enough

DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether General Motors went far enough when it recalled about 3,000 small pickup trucks in 2016. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will determine if GM should recall about 115,000 Chevrolet Colorado and …

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 300,000, BMW Adding 185,000 to Recall for Engine Problems

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly, while BMW is adding nearly 185,000 vehicles to a U.S. recall announced in 2017 for possible engine fires. …

GM Failed to Warn of Cadillac SUV Headlight Defect, Suit Claims

General Motors Co. failed to warn U.S. drivers of a Cadillac sport-utility vehicle about a defect that causes headlights to malfunction because moisture gets inside the glass, creating a safety hazard for more than 300,000 of the cars, according to …

Faulty Air Bag Parts Lead Honda to Re-Recall 1 Million Cars

Honda Motor Co. will recall more than a million vehicles in the U.S. to replace a batch of faulty air bag parts that were installed as part of the largest auto safety recall in history. A driver in Maryland was …

Rollovers Kill Hundreds of Truckers a Year

It was almost midnight when Walter Price eased his 18-wheeler into the right lane on Interstate 75 near Atlanta. As he began to bank onto the exit ramp he’d been taking for the past 10 years, Price had no idea …

Jump in Auto Recalls Linked to New Models, Technologies

A surge in new car models, increasingly complex technology and heightened regulatory scrutiny has led to more automobile recalls, particularly over safety concerns, a new study found. More than 10 million vehicles were recalled last year because of safety-related issues, …

U.S. Regulators Probe GM Screening Test After Vehicle Fire

U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation of some recalled General Motors Co sedans after a vehicle fire in March led them to question a screening test’s effectiveness. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has opened what …

Safety Regulators Close Probes into Ford, Chrysler Vehicles

U.S. auto safety regulators closed two separate probes into vehicles made by Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC after the two U.S. automakers conducted safety recalls this year to fix glitches in some models. The U.S. National Highway Traffic …

Safety Agency Expands Probe Into Mercedes E-Class Gas Leaks

U.S. safety officials have upgraded an investigation into an estimated 250,000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans for a possible leak from the fuel tank. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration upgraded its probe of model-year 2003 to 2008 E-Class cars to an …