The White House wants to impose stiffer penalties for automakers who delay reporting defects to avoid costly recalls. Republicans and automakers say the increased fines are excessive. Current fines ‘a pittance’ The administrator of the National Traffic safety Administration, David Strickland, said Thursday that the current maximum fine levied against automakers — $17 million — Read on! →


Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it will be voluntarily recalling 778,000 of its RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h models in the U.S., due to a possible rear suspension arm failure following a rear-end alignment service. Toyota recall is announced The recall affects 760,000 RAV4 SUVs from the model years 2006 through early 2011. In Read on! →


A potentially faulty drive shaft is triggering a recall of some 2012 Honda Civic coupes and sedans. The automaker is voluntarily asking owners to return their vehicles to the dealer for a free fix. More than 50,000 Civics According to a bulletin published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on its website, more than Read on! →