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! →


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! →