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Government Ups Deadly Air Bag Recall To 7.8 Million Vehicles

The 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.

24 hours ago

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NHTSA Making It Easier For Drivers To See If Their Car’s Been Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is making it easier for car owners to check if their car has been recalled.

08/21/2014

2006 Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase sedan. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Owners Of More Than 150,000 Chryslers Warned That Their Cars Could Suddenly Stall

Nearly 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.

05/06/2014

Image from an Evenflo video showing how to replace a child safety seat buckle. (Evenflo)

Evenflo Recalls 1.3 Million Child Safety Seat Buckles

Evenflo 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.

04/07/2014

Cellphone video of a Tesla Model S electric car on fire near Seattle on October 1, 2013. (Petrus Breedt)

NHTSA Investigating Tesla Model S Fires

The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog has opened an investigation into battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars.

11/19/2013

Tesla Model S. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Of 2nd Fiery Crash Sends Tesla Shares Lower

Tesla Motors shares dropped Monday after reports of a second fiery crash involving the company’s Model S electric car.

10/28/2013

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Brian Cooley: Life-Saving Car Tech Not Yet Mandatory

Two 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?

06/25/2013

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CHP Set To Crack Down On Distracted Driving In April

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The CHP along with the NHTSA are hoping to educated drivers on the dangers of texting or talking on the phone behind the wheel.

03/26/2013

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