Auto Recalls for Dangerous Vehicles May Come too Late for Some Motorists

Auto recalls for dangerous vehicles: One week after actor Anton Yelchin, 27, was run over and killed by his own Jeep Grand Cherokee in June 2016, he received a recall notice in his mailbox. Fiat Chrysler notified him about the very same safety defect that killed him, but they were too late. The auto manufacturer recalled 1.1 million vehicles in … Read More

Tesla Autopilot problems under federal investigation due deadly crashes

Tesla’s autopilot system is under investigation by the U.S. government after reports of numerous collisions involving parked emergency vehicles and crashes into crossing semi-trucks. The federal government opened a formal investigation into the Tesla Autopilot partially-automated driving system. The Tesla Autopilot federal investigation covers 765,000 vehicles. This includes almost everything that Tesla ever sold in the United States since the … Read More

Kia Investigating 402 fire complaints with and without collisions

Federal safety investigators continue to investigate complaints about spontaneous fires in Kia and Hyundai engines on vehicles not involved in collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that it is currently investigating 618,000 Kia vehicles for engine failure issues, many of which were reported to NHTSA as having resulted in non-collision fires. So far the NHTSA confirmed that … Read More

Kia recalls 106,428 Sedona minivans for faulty power sliding doors

Kia is recalling more than 100,000 Sedona minivans due to a software glitch that has resulted in injuries with its 2015 to 2018 models, according to the recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The vehicles were reportedly assembled from July 21, 2014 to December 6, 2017. The problem specifically is the sliding doors are supposed to automatically stop and reverse … Read More

Ford Sudden-Downshift Recall Could Expand to 1.3 Million Vehicles

A recall by Ford in 2016 for certain  Ford and Lincoln vehicles could expand from 153,000 to 1,375,577 vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Federal safety regulators are investigating the problem and will determine what should be done about a downshifting problem that initially affected 153,000 model year 2016 vehicles: Ford F-150 pickups, Ford Expedition SUVs, Lincoln … Read More