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Mercedes-Benz recalls 750,000 cars for sunroofs that can fly off

The recall covers C-Class, E-Class, CLK-Class and CLS-Class models made between 2001 and 2011

3 dead in recent Tesla crashes raise questions again about Autopilot

Some believe it's time for regulations

On Sunday, a Tesla Model S sedan left a freeway in Gardena, California, at a high speed, ran a red light and struck a Honda Civic, killing two people inside, police said. On the same day, a Tesla Model 3 hit a parked firetruck on an Indiana freeway, killing a passenger in the Tesla. The special crash investigation unit of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the California crash.

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Tesla's new dashcam honk feature gets tested with a flying hammer

Tooting the horn triggers recording, captures road debris in midair

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Pininfarina designs line of water-cooled racing helmets with Roux

They're for Formula and GT racing and will reportedly go for as much as $5,000

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Driver-assist technologies may encourage distracted driving: Study

Those more familiar with the tech exhibited more distracted driving

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NHTSA expands new Takata probe to 4 more automakers

Audi, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi join BMW as NHTSA investigates 1.4 million new air bag inflators

The U.S. government's highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet to recall them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in documents posted Thursday that it is investigating Audi, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi in connection with a Takata recall involving 1.4 million inflators. The inflators made by the now-bankrupt Takata have a distinct and separate probl

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Mercedes-Benz agrees to $20 million U.S. settlement over vehicle recalls

'We believe that we did not deliberately do anything wrong'

Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz USA has agreed to a $20 million civil penalty over its handling of U.S. vehicle recalls after a year-long U.S. government investigation into 1.4 million recalled vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Daimler failed to notify owners in a timely fashion in some recalls, did not submit all reports and did not launch at least two recalls in a timely fashion.

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VW Passat wagon flunks Sweden's 'moose test'

It's usually high-riding crossovers and SUVs that have this kind of trouble

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NHTSA upgrades probe into 1.7 million GM vehicles over wiper failures

The probe covers Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles built between 2010 and 2016

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it is upgrading an investigation into 1.7 million General Motors Co vehicles for windshield wiper failures. The auto safety agency opened the probe in November 2018 to see if GM needed to expand a 2016 recall of 2013 model year Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs to cover additional vehicles. NHTSA could demand a recall after it completes the probe.

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BMW issues stop-sale on M5, M8, X5 M and X6 M

Sold cars are also recalled for transmission issue

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Latest Tesla Autopilot crash will be the 12th investigated by NHTSA

Driver turned away from the road to deal with his dog in the back seat

The U.S. auto safety agency said on Friday it will investigate a 12th Tesla crash that may be tied to the vehicle's advanced Autopilot driver assistance system after a Tesla Model 3 rear-ended a parked police car in Connecticut last week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) special crash investigation program will investigate the Dec. 7 crash of a 2018 Tesla Model 3 on Interstate 95 in Norwalk, Connecticut, the agency confirmed. Autopilot had been engaged in at least thr

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IIHS to toughen requirements on new-car evaluations in 2020

It will start weighing pedestrian crash avoidance in its ratings, among other changes

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Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults in 2018

Also, traffic fatalities, murders — but overall, incidents were rare

More than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during U.S. Uber rides in 2018, the company said in a long-awaited safety report. Uber noted that drivers and riders were both attacked, and that some assaults occurred between riders. In 2017, the company said 2,936 sexual assaults were reported.

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2020 Cadillac XT6 earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award

You can probably guess why it didn't get the +

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