| Dec 2, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it's investigating if car-seat manufacturer Graco Children's Products was slow to recall millions of child-safety seats this year. The recalled car seats have a sticky harness buckle that can...
| Dec 4, 2014
GM will replace the ignition keys in its redesigned full-size SUVs and pickup trucks with a smaller key. The company issued a safety bulletin on Nov. 6 because the automatic transmission's column shifter can inadvertently move the key out of......
| Dec 5, 2014
At least six automakers expanded their recalls this week for faulty airbag inflators from parts supplier Takata Corp. The affected airbags can launch shrapnel into passengers as they deploy; incidents were observed in high-humidity areas, prompting 10...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Ford Motor Co. issued five safety recalls covering about 200,000 vehicles in North America.
The recalls include its Crown Victoria sedan, F-150 pickup truck, Transit Connect van and Flex sport-utility vehicle. The actions also include a recall to fix...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:40 AM
The national law firm that negotiated one of the largest class-action settlements ever against an automaker has filed suit against Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. and Honda Motor Co. over the installation of faulty air bag inflators in...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 9:18 AM
The Takata exploding air bags controversy continues to grow with Nissan reporting to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it will recall 52,000 more vehicles to fix the problem.
Meanwhile, a group of senators is asking the Justice...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling almost 423,000 Lexus cars in the U.S. to repair a problem that could cause a fuel leak and a fire.
The recall includes the 2007-10 Lexus LS , 2006-11 Lexus GS and 2006-11 Lexus IS vehicles.
According to documents...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:19 PM
When the Food & Drug Administration recalls your "all natural" dietary supplement for containing prescription pharmaceuticals, you may think that ensures a rapid restoration of the misbranded product to its wholesome natural state, right?
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Allyson Rosenthal's bank account is $6,000 lighter these days, and Heartland Animal Shelter in Northbrook is some $16,000 happier.
Rosenthal, a volunteer at Heartland, was a recent contestant on the TV game show "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?" She...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:22 PM
The air bag is a product you want to buy and never see. You don't want to think about it. You just want to know it's there to protect you when you drive.
You shouldn't be worried about defects, confused about recalls, or mistrustful of a manufacturer'...
| Nov 26, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put Chrysler in the hot seat Tuesday, telling the automaker to expand its June recall of vehicles with defective Takata airbags and to report the problem to affected owners by Dec. 1, according to......