Mountain View-Based Autonomous Vehicle Allowed To Bypass Human-Driver Safety RulesFor the first time, the U.S. government's highway safety agency has approved a company's request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn't meet federal safety standards that apply to cars and trucks driven by humans.
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.
NHTSA Examining Tesla Unintended Acceleration ComplaintThe U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own.
NHTSA Gathering Info On Tesla 'Smart Summon' Parking Feature After Problems SurfaceThe U.S. government’s highway safety agency is gathering information on reports of malfunctions with a Tesla feature that lets drivers summon their cars in parking lots.
Complaints Of Possible Airbag Malfunction In Subaru Foresters Prompt Federal InvestigationThe National Highway Safety Administration is investigating complaints of malfunctions with the front passenger air bag sensors in more than a half-million Subaru Foresters.
Feds Demanded Tesla To Stop Claiming Model 3 Safest Vehicle Ever Tested, Letter RevealsA federal safety regulator demanded last fall that Tesla stop claiming the Model 3 is the safest car ever tested. But Tesla has stood by the claim.
Device To Trick Tesla Autopilot Banned From Sale In USAutopilot Buddy, a simple device designed to fool Tesla's Autopilot into thinking the drivers' hands are on the wheel, is unsafe, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday.
Feds Investigates Ford Fusion Steering Wheels That May DetachFederal regulators are investigating complaints that steering wheels can come loose or fall off in the Ford Fusion midsize sedan.
NHTSA Wants You To Complain About Cars MoreGovernment officials want more people to complain about auto safety problems. The NHTSA is proposing a rule requiring automakers put labels on sun visors of new vehicles with instructions on how to file safety complaints.
Government Wants More Complaints On Auto Safety From U.S. DriversThe U.S. government wants more people to complain about auto safety problems.
Kia Tells Sportage SUV Owners Told To Park Outside Due To Fire RiskKia is telling owners of nearly 72,000 older SUVs in the U.S. to park them outside because an electrical short in a computer can cause engine fires.
Feds Propose Electronically Slowing Down Speeding Big Rigs It's an experience most drivers on I-5 know all too well -- a big rig truck roaring by, traveling in access of the posted speed limit.
Tesla Denies Model S Safety Issues, Asking Owners To Keep QuietElectric car maker Tesla Motors is denying allegations that there are safety problems with its vehicle suspensions.
Chemicals In Children's Car Seats Addressed At Washington HearingMonths after KPIX 5 began investigating worrisome chemicals in children's car seats, lawmakers on Thursday finally took the matter up on Capitol Hill with the aim of putting regulators on the hot seat.
Feds Blamed For 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.