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! →


Volvo Cars North America, an automaker that prides itself on its safety record, has agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to federal safety regulators for not conducting seven separate recalls in a timely manner. Volvo fined for procrastination The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the penalty assessment on its website Tuesday. Since that Read on! →


For the first time in a decade, Congress will be considering legislation that will make major changes in vehicle safety – the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010. This act is scheduled for hearing by subcommittees next Thursday. Henry A. Waxman, a Democrat from California, is taking the helm on this legislation Motor Vehicle Safety 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! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened investigations into reports of Chevrolet Cruze sedans and Jeep Wrangler SUVs catching fire. There is no common cause; the vehicles are made by different manufacturers but the NHTSA is looking into the matter. Spontaneous combustion The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened two probes into reports Read on! →


According to a posting from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Tuesday, Nissan will be recalling more than 8,000 2003 and 2004 Infinity M45 luxury sedans. The recall comes over concerns about a possibly defective fuel gauge that could leave drivers stranded. Faulty circuit board to blame The affected 8,120 cars were all assembled between Read on! →


The 2010 Ford Fusion, Motor Trend’s 2010 “Car of the Year,” has been hailed as the economical midsize sedan that brings both driving excitement and a green soul to a very competitive segment of the automotive market. But Fusion fans should take heed, reports Reuters. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Read on! →


A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that two out of 10 drivers are texting behind the wheel. Half of all those who responded between the ages of 21 and 24 admitted to the act. This in spite of increasing state-wide bans. However, other figures indicate that the problem is even Read on! →


According to a pair of bulletins from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week, German automaker BMW is recalling a wide variety of  recent models for an overheating, faulty auxiliary water pump. The recall also extends to one model made by the BMW ultra-luxury division, Rolls-Royce. Auto enthusiasts with good memories may remember the 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! →