Feds Blamed for Needlessly Exposing Kids to "Cancer-Causing" Car Seat ChemicalsA recent KPIX investigation repeatedly uncovered concerning, even cancer causing, chemicals in a majority of the car seats tested, and many blame the federal government.
Safety Advocates Say Fatal Car Seat Failures Are 'Public Health Crisis'Safety advocates say automakers and regulators have acted with "criminal" negligence in failing to remedy a long-acknowledged auto safety flaw that watchdogs say has played a role in hundreds of deaths, creating a "public health crisis."
Automakers, Tech Experts Meet At Stanford To Discuss Future Of Self-Driving CarsAutomakers, technology experts, and several auto companies from around the globe held a meeting at Stanford Wednesday to talk about the future of self-driving cars.
Experts Say Self-Driving Cars Not Ready For RoadsEngineers and safety advocates are telling the government that self-driving cars are more likely to be a threat than a boon to public safety because of unresolved technical issues.
New Company Probed For Dangerous Air Bag Inflator MalfunctionsThe problem of exploding air bags could be widening beyond Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp.
Government Ups Deadly Air Bag Recall To 7.8 Million VehiclesThe U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers.
NHTSA Making It Easier For Drivers To See If Their Car's Been RecalledThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is making it easier for car owners to check if their car has been recalled.
Owners Of More Than 150,000 Chryslers Warned That Their Cars Could Suddenly StallNearly five months after Chrysler was supposed to notify drivers that some of its older model cars may stall on the road, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has learned that Chrysler is finally sending letters to more than 150,000 car owners.
Evenflo Recalls 1.3 Million Child Safety Seat BucklesEvenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency.
NHTSA Investigating Tesla Model S FiresThe U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog has opened an investigation into battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars.
Report Of 2nd Fiery Crash Sends Tesla Shares LowerTesla Motors shares dropped Monday after reports of a second fiery crash involving the company’s Model S electric car.
Brian Cooley: Life-Saving Car Tech Not Yet MandatoryTwo major new federal regulations are in the offing that could ask technology to erase thousands of auto injuries and deaths -- but will they work and at what cost?