national highway traffic safety administration
The automaker is guilty of selling cars that failed US federal crash tests.
Probe covers about 250,000 pickups from the 2011 and 2012 model years.
Marks the largest auto recall in US history.
Investigation found a short in the vanity lamp wiring could cause the vehicle’s sun visors to burn.
Investigation now covers nearly 486,000 cars.
Daily fines of $14,000 for failing to cooperate with government investigations have grown to $84,000.
Unexpected decision follows massive recalls by the Japanese automaker of vehicles equipped with air bags made by Takata Corp.
Complaints include incidents related to air bags made by Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp.
Automaker will agree to government oversight on safety issues.
Electric vehicle sweeps all safety subcategories and registers top marks overall.
Vehicle safety agency found that the Jeeps’ fuel tanks can fail when hit from the rear.
$25 million project uses wireless devices to warn other cars of danger.
Locked up wheels and leaking power steering fluid have caused safety problems for Chrysler customers.
After three engine fires, the automaker recalled more than 11,000 of its uber-popular SUV.