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532015 Ford Mustang already under recall, but just 53 units

Ford has issued a small – but significant – recall for one of its spotlight cars: the 2015 Mustang.

15Virginia concerned over safety of its guardrails

The highways in Virginia may look a lot different in in the coming weeks depending on the results of safety tests on guardrails there. The Commonwealth is demanding new crash evaluations on the end terminals of the ET-Plus guardrails (not necessarily pictured above) supplied by Trinity Industries, by October 24, according to The New York Times. If state officials observing the analysis aren't happy with the results, then the product could be banned from the roads there and possibly even removed.

14Toyota recalling 1.67 million vehicles worldwide in 3 campaigns [UPDATE]

423k Lexus Models In US Affected By Fuel Delivery Issue

UPDATE: Toyota is now announcing specifically which models are covered under its fuel pipe recall in the US. The company is repairing about 423,000 Lexus models that include the 2007-2010 LS, 2006-2011 GS, 2006-2011 IS, 2010 IS C and 2008-2010 IS-F. The automaker says that it isn't aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities caused by this problem.

222015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon airbag problem causes recall

The recall affects 2,432 vehicles, though only 138 had actually reached consumers.

31Porsche Macan fails moose test, Stuttgart responds

Different countries have different safety standards, but most of them revolve around a similar set of tests: front impact, side impact, offset impact, rollover... the usual. But Sweden has its own test. It's called the Moose Test (or the Elk Test), and it's unique to Scandinavia: a car has to be able to avoid a theoretical antlered mammal on the road while traveling at 43.5 miles per hour and return to its previous course without flipping over. The Jeep Grand Cherokee ran afoul of the uniquely N

53Should F1 move to closed cockpits? Alonso thinks it's worth further study [w/poll]

The deaths of Ayrton Senna and Dale Earnhardt revolutionized safety in top-flight motorsports. And while we continue to mourn their passing, the truth is that the safety changes made after their deaths have saved lives. Now, Jules Bianchi's severe head injury is reigniting the safety controversy in Formula One.

11Seattle Ranked Safest City In America For Pedestrians

More than 108,000 Seattleites safely commute on foot or by public transportation each day

A recent study by Liberty Mutual Insurance found Seattle to be the safest city in America for pedestrians. The Emerald City has 108,000 residents traveling by foot or bike everyday, and less than ten pedestrian deaths each year. While a crunchy west coast city topping the list isn't overly shocking, the rest of the safest cities may surprise you.

489Police Officer Gives Young Mom Car Seat Instead Of Ticket

Cop calls generous act "the easiest 50 bucks I ever spent"

A Michigan cop who pulled over a car last week for an unrestrained child decided to go above and beyond the call of duty by buying the struggling mother a car seat, rather than give her a ticket.

AddTexas Researchers Improving Guardrails To Protect Embassies

Texas A&M smash trucks for science and safety

Researchers at Texas A&M Transportation Institute are building a better barrier by crashing a lot of big trucks.

18States have failed to spend nearly $540M in federal highway safety grants

A new report from the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General has revealed yet another fiasco in highway funding. No, it's not a misuse of federal funds. Instead, it's a complete and total lack of use for government monies.

13Honda fixes Fit flaw, improves performance on key crash test [w/video]

Honda To Offer 12,000 Owners Free Fitment Of Upgraded Bumper Design

The Fit's grade on the small-front overlap test improved from "marginal" to "acceptable."

3Retired NASCAR driver creating fund to help racers with concussions [w/video]

Motorsports these days tends to be pretty safe, even if the danger of pushing a car or motorcycle to its absolute limit can never be entirely removed. Compared to the frequent deaths of the '60s and earlier, we live in good times, however, in just the last few years the topic of concussions has become among the hottest conversations in American sports, especially after the National Football League's $765 million settlement with ex-players last year. The next frontier for taking care of former co

AddTake a close look at the guts of the Chevy Volt battery, powertrain

Just how intimate would you like to get with the powertrain in a Chevy Volt? If you're anything like YouTube user d55guy, then spending a half hour filming yourself taking apart the battery pack, motor, inverter and more for a look inside sounds like your idea of fun. After all, this way you get to see the cooling system, the heavy safety kill switch and count up the individual cells in the battery modules. Fun!

13China to overhaul factory safety standards following GM supplier plant explosion

Last weekend's explosion at the factory of an automotive component supplier in China has led to a major crackdown in plant safety across the People's Republic, as the country's communist authorities attempt to avoid another catastrophe.

110Senator pushes for up to life sentence for auto execs found to delay recalls

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill (shown above) has had it with automotive execs stalling when it comes to recalls. The Missiourian has proposed a new bill, the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Enhancement Act, which aims to improve the automotive safety following the high-profile fiascos involving General Motors and Toyota.

10NHTSA proposes new bus rollover standards

New rules could be coming for America's coaches and large buses, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed standards that have been influenced by those of the European Union.

31States can't navigate red tape to secure federal highway grants

The push to make American roads safer has received its fair share of help from the federal government, thanks to a robust program of highway safety grants that allow state governments to bolster distracted-driving-prevention programs, install ignition interlocks on the vehicles of first-time drunk drivers and build a more comprehensive graduated licensing system for new drivers.

17Consumer Reports calls on Toyota to recall older Camry Hybrid models

Consumer Reports is calling on Toyota to issue an official recall of 178,000 Camry Hybrid sedans from model years 2007 to 2011, claiming that a pair of issues affecting the brakes are so dire they demand a more official action than what the company has undertaken so far.

181Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds

Thirteen states, the District of Columbia and several US territories have hand-held cellphone bans

Recent studies have found banning cellphone use while behind the wheel is not leading to a decrease in accidents.

46Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents, research finds

"It was pretty clear to us that there was no compelling evidence of a decrease in accidents" – Daniel Kaffine

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