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! →

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! →

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! →

There are good reasons the expression “the wheels have come off” inspires trepidation and possibly terror. When accompanied by highway speeds, such partings can be deadly. This is why Ford has recalled nearly 129,000 2010-11 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans. Defective wheel studs could cause wheels to come loose and fall off. Fusions and Milans Read on! →

Legislation passed by the Senate earlier this week would make it mandatory for automakers to install black box recording devices, like those in commercial aircrafts, in every automobile sold in the U.S. by 2015. Activist groups are rising up, demanding the government back off on keeping tabs on its free citizens. However, Big Brother may 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! →

Traffic fatalities may not be the leading cause of death in the United States, but they are among the most preventable, leading government officials to focus on reducing them. Early data from 2011 traffic fatalities indicates they have fallen to the lowest levels on record. Death in decline According to the Centers for Disease Control, Read on! →