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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Focus, C-Max

     
    Vehicles Affected: More than 500 model-year 2014 Ford Focus compact cars and C-Max hybrids manufactured between Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, 2014 The Problem: Incorrectly assembled steering gears could cause impaired steering, including a loss of steering control,...
  • Recall Alert: 2014 Aston Martin DB9, Rapide S

     
    Vehicles Affected: Nearly 450 model-year 2014 Aston Martin DB9 and Rapide S high-performance luxury sports cars manufactured between June 2013 and July 2014 The Problem: Due to a faulty circuit board, the transmissions in the affected vehicles may...
  • Back to school shopping...for cars

    Back to school shopping...for cars
    With the start of school just around the corner, parents and students are starting to look for wheels for the new academic year. Not coincidentally, the editors at auto price information company Kelley Blue Book are out with their annual list of the...
  • Megabus launching service to Orlando, Tampa

    Megabus launching service to Orlando, Tampa
    Megabus.com, the bus company known for its $1 one-way fares, plans its first stop in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Megabus will offer daily service from Hollywood to Orlando and Tampa beginning Aug. 7 — about four hours to Orlando and about five...
  • GM ignition switch scandal unlikely to spur safety reforms

    GM ignition switch scandal unlikely to spur safety reforms
    General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra has made several trips to testify before Congress, most recently this month, about her company's defective ignition switches. The biggest headline-grabbing moment was her apology for the company's apparent 10-year...
  • Nissan expands recall of vehicles with faulty air bags

    Nissan expands recall of vehicles with faulty air bags
    Nissan has expanded the number of vehicles recalled as part of an industry-wide problem with defective air bags. The automaker said Tuesday that 664,628 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles have now been recalled to fix faulty air bag inflators, up from 438,302...
  • Prices of six car models recalled by GM for switch defect plunge

    Prices of six car models recalled by GM for switch defect plunge
    While General Motors appears to have weathered the biggest safety and recall crisis in its history – staying profitable and selling more cars – the prices of used cars linked to the defect behind the scandal have plunged. iSeeCars.com, a...
  • How to check if your car was recalled but not fixed

    Car owners and buyers will be able to look up whether a vehicle has been recalled and fixed under a new federal program launched late Tuesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed an online search tool where drivers can...
  • Honda will fix Fits after crash test prompts redesign of bumper

    Honda will fix Fits after crash test prompts redesign of bumper
    Honda is going to replace the front bumpers on about 12,000 Fits it has already sold because the small car scored poorly in a key crash test. The automaker announced the free program Thursday, at the same time the influential Insurance Institute for...
  • Ridgefield Infant Car Death Ruled Homicide; No Charges Filed

    Ridgefield Infant Car Death Ruled Homicide; No Charges Filed
    RIDGEFIELD — The death of a 15-month-old Ridgefield child left in a car last month has been ruled a homicide, and police and prosecutors met Thursday to decide whether anyone should be arrested. The child, identified as Benjamin Seitz, was left...
  • 54.5 mpg: Why our measure of fuel economy is wrong

    54.5 mpg: Why our measure of fuel economy is wrong
    54.5 miles per gallon. That is the target fuel efficiency for all light-duty vehicles by model year 2025. Yet if you’ve gone car shopping lately, you’ve noticed that the combined mpg is nowhere near that target. The average fuel economy of all...