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Washington state troopers sue Ford over Explorer exhaust fumes

The latest in a long line of complaints about nausea-inducing fumes

Tesla stands by Model 3 safety claims that NHTSA says are misleading

'This is not the first time that Tesla has disregarded the guidelines'

The auto safety agency's letter said that Tesla's blog http://bit.ly/2YMljY9 from October last year about Model 3 having the lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA was inconsistent with the agency's usage guidelines, Bloomberg reported, citing documents released by legal transparency group PlainSite. The agency also asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate if the statements constituted unfair or deceptive practices, Bloomberg reported.

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As America gets older and heavier, so do its crash test dummies

Man, Vince and Larry got old!

After more than 40 years, researchers are designing new crash test dummies to reflect the fact that Americans are getting older and heavier.

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Study finds startling amount of drivers are not watching the road

Distracted drivers are an increasingly dangerous hazard on American roads.

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Automatic Emergency Braking Coming To All Cars | Autoblog Minute

NHTSA and automakers working to make automatic emergency braking an industrywide standard by 2022.

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Autoblog Minute: Honda drops Takata, airbag maker fined $70M

Takata has been fined $70M by the US Department of Transportation, and Honda drops and publicly denounces the airbag supplier. Autoblog's Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

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Honda Drops Takata, Parts Company Fined by US Regulators | Autoblog Minute

US regulators hit Takata with a substantial fine and Honda drops the embattled supplier. Autoblog's Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

NHTSA won't open new Toyota unintended acceleration probe

Regulators Cite Pedal Error As Causes of Recent Toyota, Lexus Accidents

US safety regulators have rejected an electrical engineer's request to investigate low-speed unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus cars.

Autoblog Minute: FCA hit with record fine, issues recall and buyback

Automaker To Buyback Certain Recalled Models

FCA, found in violation of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, agrees to buyback recalled models as part of record penalties issued by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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FCA Fine, Buyback and Recall | Autoblog Minute

FCA faces record penalties as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds the automaker in violation of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Eddie Sabatini reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

Jeep in St. Louis hacked from Pittsburgh

Remote Breach Highlights Security Flaw In Popular Infotainment Feature

One of America's most popular cars contains a security flaw that allows hackers to remotely commandeer it from anywhere on the planet.

Why didn't GM recall fire-prone Hummers earlier?

NHTSA Pressed General Motors Into Last Week's Recall

As early as 2009, motorists reported fires in the Hummer H3. In a complaint filed that March with the regulatory agency in charge of vehicle safety, one motorist described how they leapt into a smoldering vehicle and drive it away from gas pumps moments before it was engulfed in flames.

Senator: NHTSA audit is 'one of worst I've ever seen'

Congress Grills Takata And Federal Officials On Airbag Crisis

Federal officials and an executive from automotive supplier Takata took turns Tuesday explaining to Congress why it took years before any of them took action to protect motorists from a deadly airbag defect and why safety problems still threaten drivers.

Nissan owners complain to feds about rusting floors

Many people have had issues with rusting floorboards in Nissan Altimas. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received more than 400 complains about rust issues in 2002-2006 models.

New NHTSA boss: More recalls ahead

Mark Rosekind Says Recalls Could Increase In 2015

With a statue of boxing legend Joe Louis in the background of his press conference at Cobo Hall, the new administrator of the federal agency charged with protecting motorists vowed to get tougher with automakers that flout government regulations.

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Ford expands air bag recall nationwide

Ford adds 447,000 vehicles to list

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S.

Honda To Expand Takata Air Bag Recall Nationwide

Takata insists that current recalls covering 8 million U.S. cars in high-humidity areas are enough

Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda is expanding a recall of driver's side air bags to all 50 states.

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