BMW hit with $40M penalty for too slowly recalling Mini Coopers
The automaker is guilty of selling cars that failed US federal crash tests.
US investigating power brake failures on Ford F-150 trucks
Probe covers about 250,000 pickups from the 2011 and 2012 model years.
Takata to declare 33.8M air bags defective
Marks the largest auto recall in US history.
US reopens Jeep, Dodge sun visor probe
Investigation found a short in the vanity lamp wiring could cause the vehicle’s sun visors to burn.
Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ added to US door latch probe
Investigation now covers nearly 486,000 cars.
US orders Takata to preserve air bag parts for investigations
Daily fines of $14,000 for failing to cooperate with government investigations have grown to $84,000.
Honda president stepping down amid air bag scandal
Unexpected decision follows massive recalls by the Japanese automaker of vehicles equipped with air bags made by Takata Corp.
Honda fined record $70M for not reporting death, injury complaints
Complaints include incidents related to air bags made by Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp.
GM fined maximum $35M for delayed ignition switch recall
Automaker will agree to government oversight on safety issues.
Tesla Model S is North America’s safest vehicle with 5-star NHTSA rating
Electric vehicle sweeps all safety subcategories and registers top marks overall.
A defiant Chrysler refuses to recall about 2.7M Jeeps
Vehicle safety agency found that the Jeeps’ fuel tanks can fail when hit from the rear.
Michigan tests for safer roads with conversing cars
$25 million project uses wireless devices to warn other cars of danger.
Ram pickup, Jeep Grand Cherokee under US safety review
Locked up wheels and leaking power steering fluid have caused safety problems for Chrysler customers.
Ford determines faulty fuel lines to blame for Escape recalls
After three engine fires, the automaker recalled more than 11,000 of its uber-popular SUV.