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Hyundai-Kia recalling nearly 1.9 million vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling almost 1.9 million vehicles to fix problems with air bags and brake light switches.

04/03/2013

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Speedometer top speed often exceeds reality

DETROIT (AP) — The speedometer on the Toyota Yaris says the tiny car can go 140 miles per hour. In reality, the bulbous subcompact’s 106-horsepower engine and automatic transmission can’t push it any faster than 109.

02/28/2013

Ford Focus charging

Government to require electric cars to make noise

DETROIT (AP) – The government wants all electric and hybrid vehicles to make some noise when traveling under 18 miles per hour so pedestrians can hear them coming.

01/07/2013

A 2006 Subaru Forester (AP Photo)

Subaru recalls nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because lights beneath the doors can overheat and catch fire.

01/03/2013

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Hyundai recalls Velosters over shattering sunroofs

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling about 13,500 Veloster hatchbacks in the U.S. because the vehicle’s sunroof can shatter and cause injuries.

12/19/2012

An ignition interlock device by Smart Start. (Photo credit: SmartStartInc.com)

NTSB: Use ignition locks for all drunken drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Every state should require convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, to use devices that prevent them from starting a car’s engine if their breath tests positive for alcohol, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

12/11/2012

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Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) Many motorists don’t know it, but it’s likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there’s a snitch along for the ride. The NHTSA proposed regs to include black boxes in new vehicles. But automakers have been doing this for years.

12/07/2012

Feds probe Taurus, Sable for stuck throttles

DETROIT (AP) – Federal safety regulators are investigating some older-model Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable sedans because the throttles can stick. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 50 complaints about sticky throttles […]

10/26/2012

Gov't to examine technology for automated cars

WASHINGTON (AP) – An Obama administration official says the government will launch a new research initiative to determine the safety and reliability of technologies that enable cars to drive themselves. David Strickland, head of the […]

10/23/2012

Feds investigate Jeep Patriot stalling problem

DETROIT (AP) – Federal safety regulators are investigating complaints that Jeep Patriot SUV engines can stall without warning at highway speeds. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration affects about 112,000 Patriots from […]

10/19/2012

Gov't to warn motorists about counterfeit air bags

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to warn car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been installed, according to auto industry […]

10/10/2012

Safety agency investigating Honda Pilot, Odyssey

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that Honda Odyssey Minivans and Pilot SUVs can roll away after drivers remove the ignition key. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration affects […]

10/05/2012

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