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Ford Explorer owners complain their SUVs are poisoning them

The Ford Explorer is one of the world's most popular midsize SUV's, but a Bloomberg report published on Wednesday alleges that it may be making its owners sick.

Tesla Model 3 gets 5-star rating from U.S. auto safety agency

Tesla Inc's Model 3 sedan has been awarded a five-star rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in tests that are standard for cars in the United States.

Op-Ed: Should Tesla drop the misleading word 'autopilot' from its name?

On Thursday, Consumer Reports said that Tesla should drop the word "Autopilot" because it is misleading consumers, giving them too much trust in the car's ability to drive itself.

Second Tesla crashes while reportedly in autopilot

Tesla's autopilot feature may have been at the center of another crash, just one day after the federal government launched an investigation into a crash that killed an Ohio man earlier this year.

Fatal Tesla crash raises questions about autonomous vehicles

Autonomous driving technology is in the hot seat after it was learned last week that a fatal car crash in May involved a Tesla Model S sports car in Florida.

Confusing gear shifters seemingly causing crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding its investigation into some Fiat Chrysler gear shifters after reports linked them to a number of crashes.

Faulty ignition switch saved GM a dollar per car

Washington - That faulty ignition switch that may have led to 13 deaths and forced General Motors to recall millions of small cars reportedly saved the company just a dollar per potentially affected car back in 2005, says a Reuters report.

US gov’t mandates rear view cameras

Washington - The U.S. Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans to have rearview cameras in all light to medium duty new vehicles by the 2019 model year, enhancing pedestrian safety in low-speed reversing situations.

U.S. regulators failed to spot deadly GM defects that others saw

Retired Wisconsin state trooper Keith Young and his wife were sitting at the kitchen table last month when a story on the evening news jarred them.

GM, U.S. regulators aware of defect 10 years before recall

Detroit - General Motors is recalling some 1.6 million vehicles over a problem that may have lead to 13 deaths, but now comes word that U.S. regulators may have been aware of problems with the compact cars early on and did nothing.

U.S. gov’t investigates Toyota Camry hybrids

Washington - Toyota just can’t seem to get a break from U.S. federal investigators in relation to stopping problems with its hybrid offerings.

Car driven by Quebec cop killed in crash subject to recall by GM

The safety recall was issued in August, more than a month before a young Sûreté du Québec police officer was killed in a single vehicle crash north of Montreal.

Ford recalls 7,600 2013 Escapes for coolant leak problem

Ford Motor Co. has announced a new recall for its 2013 Ford Escape. This is the company's third recall on this new model SUV.

It’s a plane. It’s a car. It’s at the New York auto show

New York - Getting around traffic gridlock may be much easier in the very near future as a street-legal airplane will touch down at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) starting next week.

U.S. Toyota recall documents

Toyota has been facing a number of set back recently with their recalls, shut downs, an Obama administration probe and now additional federal scrutiny.
 

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