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US safety agency may expand GM air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are checking to see if more General Motors cars should be recalled because the air bags won’t inflate. The probe covers about 400,000 Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic small cars, […]

06/04/2013

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Tougher drunken driving threshold weighed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators were weighing a recommendation Tuesday that states reduce their threshold for drunken driving from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05, a standard that has been shown to […]

05/14/2013

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Study: Distracted driving deaths underreported

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Raffaele’s last words were over a cellphone to a friend: “I’m going to crash!” The car she was driving had clipped a snow bank and spun into oncoming traffic, where […]

05/07/2013

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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

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