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! →


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! →


In an age where automotive safety devices are as sophisticated as they’ve ever been, some distressing things have happened on U.S. highways in 2012. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic deaths in the first quarter of 2012 jumped a whopping 13.5 percent, to the highest fatality rate since 2008. Sources indicate this Read on! →


A new report has just been released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report details the most-stolen new cars in the U.S., based on 2009 data. According to the report, the Camry and the Audi S8 topped the list. The least stolen car was the discontinued Mercury Mariner. Camry wins by sheer Read on! →


The Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it would be recalling nearly 700 of its 2013 Lexus GS 350 models because of a software issue that could cause steering wheel problems. The recall also includes some two-wheel drive F Sport grade Lexus GS350s. Steering wheel may be off-center According to Toyota, the software Read on! →


A Chevrolet Volt that was used in federal crash testing recently caught fire a few weeks after the test was administered. A safety investigation is being launched into whether the batteries in the Volt pose a potential safety hazard. Test car catches fire weeks after crash test General Motors’ plug-in hybrid, the Chevrolet Volt, was Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed its investigation into 29,807 2011-2012 standard transmission Ford Mustangs. The probe looked into complaints of shifting issues. The federal safety regulators concluded that a recall was not in order. Complaints of rough shifting According to the NHTSA, the investigation began in August in response to 364 separate 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! →


Concerned that dashboard access to web browsers, texting, social media, navigation interfaces and the like could lead to escalated incidents of distracted driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has asked the nation’s automakers to find ways of limiting driver access to these functions while vehicles are in motion. Recommendation issued Thursday Transportation Secretary Ray Read on! →


Though the Chevrolet Sonic had an early hiccup with a recall just after its release, the car is generating serious buzz. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the compact a five-star crash safety rating. GM king of top safety awards In October of 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced new crash test Read on! →