national highway traffic safety administration

Overturned tour bus from Canada on Route 80, Wayne, New Jersey

Gov’t to require seat belts on large buses

WASHINGTON (AP) — New tour buses and buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts starting in late 2016 under a federal rule issued Wednesday, a safety measure sought by accident […]

11/20/2013

Professional test driver Dave McMillan demonstrates the dashboard warning signal in a Buick Lacrosse at an automobile test area in Oxon Hill. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Government speeds research on car safety systems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is speeding up research on safety systems that automatically prevent drivers from operating their cars if they are drunk or aren’t buckled properly. Officials also said Thursday that they expect […]

11/14/2013

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Tesla CEO: ‘Definitely’ no recall of the Model S

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company “definitely” won’t recall its Model S electric car despite three vehicle fires in the last six weeks. “The headlines are extremely misleading. If fire […]

11/12/2013

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Most booster seats do well in new safety rankings

DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute, which is funded by insurers, ranked […]

11/07/2013

The 2009 Hyundai Genesis at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Hyundai to recall Genesis cars to fix brakes

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai decided to recall about 27,500 Genesis luxury cars Monday, just a few hours after the U.S. government opened an investigation into problems with their brakes. The automaker said the recall covers […]

10/21/2013

Government investigates Hyundai brake problems

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of brake problems on Hyundai Genesis full-size luxury cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted on its website Monday that the probe […]

10/21/2013

Tesla Model S all-electric sedan (AP Photo)

Tesla stock tumbles after Model S catches fire

SEATTLE (AP) — Shares of electric car company Tesla sank more than 6 percent Wednesday after an Internet video showed flames spewing from one of the company’s vehicles near Seattle. Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. […]

10/02/2013

BMW logo. (AP Photo)

BMW recalls more than 134,000 5-Series cars

DETROIT (AP) — BMW is recalling more than 134,000 5-Series cars in the U.S. because the rear lights can fail. The recall, posted Friday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, affects 528i, 535i, […]

09/20/2013

US probes Nissan Pathfinder fluid leak

  NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that transmission cooler lines can leak fluid in some 2013 Nissan Pathfinders and Infiniti JX models, leading to a sudden loss of transmission […]

09/02/2013

A Jeep Grand Cherokee (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Feds probe Jeep Grand Cherokee ceiling fires

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that the ceilings can catch fire in 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. The probe, announced Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, covers an […]

08/23/2013

A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey […]

08/22/2013

Honda Civic and Honda CRVs are parked outside of a Honda car dealership. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Six of 12 small cars do well in front crash tests

DETROIT (AP) — Six of 12 small cars performed well in front-end crash tests conducted by an insurance industry group, but some popular models fared poorly in the safety evaluations. Only the two-door and four-door […]

08/08/2013

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