Audit report faults U.S. oversight of auto safety recalls, Takata inflatorsJuly 18, 2018
A government audit faulted NHTSA's oversight of auto recalls and said the agency's “delayed action” may have hindered the callbacks of vehicles with defective Takata airbags.
Ford agrees to $299.1 million Takata 'economic loss' settlementJuly 16, 2018
Ford agreed to a $299.1 million so-called economic loss settlement covering at least 6 million U.S. vehicles with potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators, court documents show.
NHTSA presses automakers to make Takata airbag recall plans publicJuly 13, 2018
Federal auto safety regulators want automakers to make public plans for how they'll replace millions of defective Takata airbag parts that should have been fixed already.
Self-driving cars don't need oversight yet, U.S. regulator saysJuly 12, 2018
It's premature to regulate the self-driving vehicles being tested by companies such as GM and Waymo, the government's top auto safety official said, reaffirming NHTSA's commitment to a hands-off approach to autonomous-vehicle development.
Tesla facing 3rd probe into workplace safety at Calif. factoryJuly 5, 2018
A California agency for occupational safety opened a third investigation at Tesla's factory in Fremont, Calif., following a complaint.
Toyota recalls 115,000 Lexus vehicles in U.S. for risk of fuel leakJune 26, 2018
Toyota said the recall covers 2006-13 Lexus IS 350, 2010-14 Lexus IS 350C and 2007-11 Lexus GS 350 and GS 450h models.
Joyson Safety Systems names Guido Durrer as CEOJune 22, 2018
Joyson Safety Systems, the Chinese-owned supplier that acquired the former Takata safety products business, said it appointed Guido Durrer as CEO.
Tesla must fix 'flaws' in Autopilot after fatal crash, consumer group saysJune 8, 2018
Consumers Union urged Tesla to fix what it termed "flaws" in the company's driver-assistance system after a preliminary federal report said a driver did not have his hands on the vehicle's steering wheel in the final six seconds before a fatal crash.
Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag glitchJune 8, 2018
Kia is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States because an electronic glitch may prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a crash.
Honda confirms new Takata airbag rupture in fatal Malaysia crashJune 1, 2018
Honda confirmed that a Takata airbag inflator had ruptured in a fatal crash earlier this week in Malaysia in what appears to be the 23rd death worldwide linked to the faulty part that can emit deadly metal fragments.
Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake in Ariz. fatality, U.S. findsMay 24, 2018
An Uber autonomous vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Thursday.
Automakers to White House: Climate change is realMay 21, 2018
Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real."