National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall Management Division
Recall covers the Mini Cooper and Cooper S models from 2002 to 2005.
Gopal Raghavan alleges his 2009 Lexus ES350 sedan surged suddenly in a parking lot, crashing into some bushes and smashing the front of the car.
Number of vehicles recalled jumps to 34 million – the largest vehicle recall in US history.
Problems with a TRW Automotive electronic control unit have caused air bags to deploy inadvertently while cars are running.
Technology enables cars to “see” each other and warn of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.
Automaker in trouble again for failing to quickly report vehicle problems and delaying a product recall.
Could result in loss of control; 38,000 vehicles in US, Canadian fleets affected.