Nissan announced Thursday that it will be recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles around the globe because of a problem sensor that could lead to fuel leaks. The recall comes one day after Nissan recalled nearly 1,000 vehicles for a faulty airbag. Seven models affected in latest recall Thursday’s recall affects 249,522 cars from seven different models. Read on! →

General Motors has responded strongly to the Chevy Volt catching fire after crash testing and the subsequent investigation. GM is contacting Volt owners and giving them the option of a loaner vehicle if they are concerned about safety. New crash tests create sparks It was recently revealed that a Chevrolet Volt had caught fire weeks Read on! →

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its traffic fatality report for 2010. Among other findings, overall traffic fatalities have fallen to the lowest levels since 1949. Alcohol still a killer There are few things more dangerous than a person behind the wheel who is under the influence of alcohol. Going by data contained Read on! →

A federal investigation has been launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The subject of the investigation will be older models of the Jeep Grand Cherokees. The number of possibly affected vehicles numbers more than 3 million. The investigation was touched off by a petition from the Center for Auto Safety, over concerns of Read on! →

In the eternal debate over the carrot or the stick, it turns out that sometimes the carrot is much better. A recent study found that paying drivers not to speed works better at reducing speeding infractions than the threat of tickets. Positive incentives Incentives generally are either positive or negative, or in other words, people Read on! →

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Sweden-based automaker Volvo will be recalling several thousand of its vehicles due to front and side airbag issues. The announcement was posted on the NHTSA website Friday. But Volvo may not have been timely in reporting the issue. Front and side airbags may not deploy The Read on! →

In a rare, regionally targeted recall campaign, General Motors Company is asking the owners of some of its crossover SUVs from various divisions to bring in their vehicles and have the windshield wipers looked at. Only owners who live in the northern states are affected. Recall targets colder regions The problem stems from a nut Read on! →

Even though they insist that they have broken no laws, Toyota has agreed to pay the United States government a record $16.4 million fine, the largest possible fine that U.S. auto safety regulators can levy per the Detroit Free Press. While the automaker has been reported as having as much as $25 billion in cash Read on! →

Last week the Obama administration met with the big three U.S. automakers to discuss having all cars and light trucks meet an average of 56.2 miles per gallon standard by 2025. While the plan would boost the price of automobiles, advocates say it will be made up by consumers in lower fuel costs. Detractors see Read on! →

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has put its foot down and blocked the Pagani Huayra from being imported to the United States for not having airbags. The NHTSA has refused to grant an exemption to the company to make a car without airbags. Boutique supercar maker sells five cars per year in America The Read on! →