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This problem has plagued solid front axle Jeeps for decades

This problem has plagued solid front axle Jeeps for decades.

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F-250, F-350 and F-450 tailgates have come open, causing damage

Customers have experienced Ford pickup tailgates opening while on the road, causing damage.

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NHTSA investigating hundreds of fires and one death

NHTSA investigating hundreds of fires and one death.

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5-year process to get technology long used in Europe and Japan

5-year process to get technology long used in Europe and Japan

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Agency dinged Tesla once before for claiming it earned 5.4 stars

It's not the first time Tesla has embellished government crash tests.

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Rule changes will allow cars without pedals, mirrors, or steering wheels on public roads

Coming rule changes will allow cars without pedals, mirrors, or steering wheels on public roads.

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Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed by motorists in 2017

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed by motorists in 2017.

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Its 75 auto safety standards assume someone's in the driver's seat

Its 75 auto safety standards assume someone's in the driver's seat

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They fell for 2017, too

They fell for 2017, too.

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Honda says it is ahead of schedule in massive airbag recalls

Honda says it is ahead of schedule in massive airbag recalls.

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But it's being used to justify relaxing environmental standards

But it's being used to justify relaxing environmental standards.

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NHTSA is also investigating Tesla crashes

NHTSA is also investigating Tesla crashes

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By their calculations, plan would cost more in lives, money, lost jobs

By their calculations, plan would cost more in lives, money, lost jobs.

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More than 2 million Ford trucks could be affected by faulty pretensioners

More than 2 million Ford trucks could be affected by faulty seat belt system.

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It says complaints continue, even after Ford started making repairs

It says complaints continue, even after Ford started making repairs.

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We show you how to use safety ratings and features to choose a car

It's true that vehicles get a little bit safer, cumulatively, with every passing year. Each time a car, truck, SUV, or van is redesigned, the automaker can optimize it to ace the safety ratings and incorporate new features that car buyers value to help protect their families and others on the road, like pedestrians and bicyclists. But new cars are subject to more comprehensive safety testing than ever, and there's a gradient of available safety out there.

16 million remain unrepaired in cars — is your car one of them? 

Takata Corp's defective airbags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by U.S. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of Heidi King to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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IIHS says one vehicle type has an 81 percent spike in fatalities

Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. are climbing at an alarming rate, jumping 46 percent since reaching a low point in 2009, according to federal data. Now, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety identifies some trends behind the numbers and offers some recommendations.

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They want negotiations with states to keep increasing standards

Major automakers are telling the Trump administration they want to reach an agreement with California to avoid a legal battle over fuel efficiency standards, and they support continued increases in mileage standards through 2025.

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Report Tesla points to was ‘cursory,’ safety agency says

A U.S. traffic safety regulator on Wednesday contradicted Tesla's claim that the agency had found that its Autopilot technology significantly reduced crashes, saying that regulators "did not assess" the system's effectiveness in a 2017 report.

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