Former State Air Regulator, UC Davis Prof Nominated For Exec Role At Federal Highway AgencyThe White House nominated a former professor at University of California, Davis and a state air regulator this week to help run the nation's highway safety agency.
Feds Requests Information On How Tesla Autopilot Responds to Emergency VehiclesThe federal highway safety agency requested detailed information this week from Tesla on how the car company’s Autopilot system detects and responds to emergency vehicles parked on highways.
Federal Agency Rejects Berkeley Resident’s Petition to Recall TeslasThe U.S. government's auto safety agency rejected a request Friday to investigate unintended acceleration in Tesla electric vehicles, saying the acceleration was caused by drivers pushing the wrong pedal.
Highway Traffic Safety Administration Investigating Tesla Front Suspension FailuresThe U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that suspensions can fail on nearly 115,000 Tesla electric vehicles.
Transportation Safety Officials Investigating Reports Of Touch Screen Failures In Older Tesla ModelsComplaints that Tesla’s giant touch screens can fail have drawn the attention of U.S. safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents that it’s investigating failures in the 2012 through 2015 Tesla Model S.
Tesla Says Unintentional Acceleration Complaints 'Completely False' As U.S. Agency ExaminesA Berkeley man petitioned the U.S. government's auto safety agency to look into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own.
Consumer Reports: 1000s Of Uber, Lyft Drivers’ Vehicles Have Outstanding Recalls For Deadly Defects A consumer study revealed tens of thousand of Uber and Lyft drivers are behind the wheel in cars that have been recalled, in some cases, for deadly defects.
Takata Adds 3.3 Million Cars To Massive Air Bag RecallJapanese air bag maker Takata is recalling another 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it continues to expand the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
Report: Federal Probe Ends; No Tesla Safety RecallU.S. safety regulators are ending an investigation into a fatal crash involving electric car maker Tesla Motors' Autopilot system without a recall, a source confirmed Friday to the Associated Press.
Feds Seek Autopilot Data From Tesla As New Crash Reported Federal safety investigators are asking Palo Alto-based electric car maker Tesla Motors for details on how its Autopilot system works after as many as three crashes.
Driver Watching 'Harry Potter' At Time Of Fatal Tesla CrashThe driver killed with his self-driving Tesla crashed on a Florida highway during a test drive had a history of speeding.
Evenflo Recalls 200,000 Infant Seats To Fix Stuck BucklesEvenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.
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.
House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM RecallA report raises serious questions about the NTSA's ability to keep the public safe.
Chrysler: Government Timetable Off For Fixing Recalled Jeep SUV'sThe agency accused Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix up to 2.5 million older Grand Cherokees and Libertys with gas tanks behind the rear axles.