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! →


Eight months into an ongoing investigation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that 16 crashes and five injuries were related to a transmission issue in some BMW models. According to the NHTSA, the problem can lead to a parked vehicle rolling away. Under investigation since August The federal regulation agency has been looking 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! →


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! →


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! →