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More Hyundai/Kia Fire Recalls Related to ABS Controller

Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 200,000 vehicles in the United States over a potential short in the antilock brake system of select models. Problem vehicles include around 180,000 examples of the 2019-21 model year Hyundai Tucson and roughly 9,000 Kia Stingers from 2019. Based on the recall information provided by the manufacturers, around six […] The post More Hyundai/Kia Fire Recalls Related to ABS Controller appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Recalls, Autos, Fire Risk, Hyundai, Kia, Nhtsa, Abs, Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Motor Group, Santa Fe Sport, Hyundai Kia, Tuscon, News Blog, Optima


Hyundai warns owners to park outside, recalls 180,000 SUVs

By Tom Krisher | The Associated Press For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer could cause vehicles to catch fire. The Korean automaker is recalling about 180,000 Tucson SUVs in the U.S. from 2019 through 2021 to fix the problem. The company, which has its North American division in Fountain Valley, says corrosion can cause a short circuit in defective anti-lock brake circuit boards that can cause a fire even if...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Soccer, Hyundai, Kia, Nhtsa, Tucson, Levine, Kia Optima, Center for Auto Safety, Tuscon, Fountain Valley, Hyundai Santa Fe, TOM KRISHER, Jason Levine


The NHTSA’s autonomous vehicle test tracker won’t be useful until more brands submit better data

Back in June, the National Highways and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) in the US announced that it would be launching a new online tool which lets anyone log-on and get information about autonomous vehicle tests. AV TEST launched earlier this week, and well, it’s interesting to browse for a few minutes but it still leaves a lot to be desired. As Kyle Wiggers over at Venture Beat points out, the initial appearance of the platform is good. It lets users see what companies are operating and whe...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, US, Self-driving, Shift, Nhtsa, Kyle Wiggers


Track autonomous vehicle testing in your state with this new tool from the US government

The U.S. government rolled out a new online tool Wednesday designed to give the public insight into where and who is testing automated vehicle technology throughout the country. The official name of the online tool — Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative tracking tool — is a jargony mess of a word salad. Fortunately, its mechanics are straightforward. The online tool gives users the ability to find information about on-road testing of automated vehicles in 17 ...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, US, Tech, Automotive, United States, Autonomous Vehicles, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, James Owens, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, Lake City San Francisco, Beep Cruise FCA LM Industries, Navya Nuro Toyota Waymo, Aurora Ike Kodiak Lyft TuSimple, Zoox NHTSA


Enjoy the Silence? Green Cars Can Remain Quiet for Another Six Months

Not every hybrid or electric vehicle motors along at low speeds with only road noise, and perhaps a bit of motor whine, alerting people in its path to its presence. However, under a new rule issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, automakers were told to ensure their vehicles emit a warning noise at […] The post Enjoy the Silence? Green Cars Can Remain Quiet for Another Six Months appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Government, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Hybrids, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Low-speed Warning Noise


Worried About Recalls? The NHTSA Has an App for That

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just dropped an updated application for smart devices that offers the ability to automatically track recall information. After downloading, users simply input or scan their vehicle identification number (VIN) into their phone and the government-sanctioned service will notify them when/if recall new information becomes available. While automakers and […] The post Worried About Recalls? The NHTSA Has an App for That appeared first on The T...
Tags: Apps, Free, Safety, Recalls, Autos, Applications, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Automotive Recalls, Safety Apps, Automtoive Safety


Triumph Issues Recall For 2019-2020 Street Twin & Street Scrambler

Triumph Motorcycles America has issued a recall for the 2019 and 2020 Street Twin and Street Scrambler. The wiring harness from the dash and grips can become damaged over time due to being misrouted, and could cause the engine to suddenly stall with no warning. The issue at hand is the lower lug on the main frame headstock comes into contact with the wiring through steering and countersteering. Enough wiring harnesses have been damaged via this method that the National Highway Traffic Safety Adm...
Tags: Motorcycles, Triumph, Nhtsa, Motorcycle News, Triumph Motorcycles America, Triumph North America


Center for Auto Safety Asks Nissan to Brake Check Itself

Advanced driving aids have been slighted once again. This time, the Center for Auto Safety is asking Nissan to issue a safety recall on several models it believes have received too many customer complaints about their automatic emergency braking systems. It also claims the manufacturer is already aware of the situation, after filing an public-information […] The post Center for Auto Safety Asks Nissan to Brake Check Itself appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Recalls, Investigations, Autos, Nissan, Nhtsa, Center for Auto Safety, Rouge, News Blog, Sentra, Automatic Braking, Safety Systems, Advanced Driving Aids, Rouge Sport, Auto Safety Asks Nissan


Chariots of Fire? NHTSA Probes Chrysler Town & Country

A defunct minivan is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after three owners reported fires breaking out in the interior of their vehicles. The preliminary probe, opened August 6th, covers only the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country, the high-zoot sibling of the Dodge Grand Caravan. It seems the trouble lies with the […] The post Chariots of Fire? NHTSA Probes Chrysler Town & Country appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Fire, Autos, Chrysler, Investigation, Nhtsa, Chrysler Town & Country, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler Town, News Blog, Minivans


FCA Reportedly Gearing Up for Giant Tigershark Recall

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is considering a recall on roughly 1 million vehicles equipped with its 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine. That incorporates most of FCA’s smaller models, including a few defunct models like the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart. Reporting from the Detroit Free Press suggests the 2.4-liter unit exceeded allowable emissions limits during testing. While the […] The post FCA Reportedly Gearing Up for Giant Tigershark Recall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Recalls, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Emissions, Fiat Chrysler, Nhtsa, Detroit Free Press, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Tigershark, 2.4-liter, Tigershark MultiAir II, Dodge Dart Reporting


Elon Musk defends calling Tesla's software 'Autopilot' and says criticism that the name is misleading is 'idiotic' (TSLA)

Elon Musk lashed out against critics of Tesla's Autopilot in a new interview.  Tesla's CEO said suggestions that a name change would improve safety are 'idiotic.' The driver-assistance software has been linked to a handful of crashes, including multiple deaths.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla's Autopilot software has been linked to multiple deaths and criticized by international trade groups, but you'd be an idiot to denounce its name, Elon Musk says. The Tesla CEO ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Associated Press, Consumer Reports, Musk, Nhtsa, Automotive News, David Friedman


Fiat Chrysler and Waymo just announced an exclusive deal for advanced self-driving technology (GOOGL, FCAU)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has expanded its relationship with Waymo, making the Alphabet self-driving division its exclusive partner. Waymo will provide its autonomous "Driver" technology to FCA's entire vehicle brand portfolio. FCA and Waymo had already collaborated on the Waymo One ride-hailing service in Arizona; Waymo One uses Chrysler Pacifica minivans. The companies said they would commence a new effort for commercial vehicles, using the RAM ProMaster cargo vehicle. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Facebook, California, France, US, Trends, Arizona, Fca, Jaguar Land Rover, John Krafcik, Fiat Chrysler, Nhtsa, Chrysler Pacifica, PHOENIX Arizona, Aurora, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


The Chevy HHR, Cobalt Might Not Be Entirely Safe

Better clean up that spilled drink. It’s a safety hazard. Yes, two low-end, Recession-era Chevrolets have been singled out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for an investigation, this one pertaining not to faulty ignition switches (that’s all in the past), but the pooling of flammable liquid in areas where such things should not […] The post The Chevy HHR, Cobalt Might Not Be Entirely Safe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, General Motors, Quality, Gm, Autos, Investigation, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, News Blog


Tesla battery cooling fault coverup heats up as feds get involved

The US highways traffic safety authority (NHTSA) is reportedly looking into claims that Tesla covered up faults with its Model S battery cooling system and knowingly sold vehicles that weren’t up to spec. This is according to a new report from the LA Times, that itself was spurred on by an exclusive investigation by Business Insider that claimed to have uncovered evidence that Tesla was knowingly selling potentially dangerous vehicles. BI’s original article purported that from 2012, Tesla shippe...
Tags: Startups, Cars, US, Tech, Tesla, Shift, Nhtsa, LA Times


The feds are reportedly looking into Tesla's Model S battery cooling system

The Los Angeles Times reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into Tesla's Model S battery cooling system. This follows Business Insider's report that, starting in 2012, Tesla knowingly used a faulty design for its battery cooling system. NHTSA told the LA Times that it was "well aware of the reports regarding this issue and will take action if appropriate based upon the facts and data." Neither Tesla nor the NHTSA responded to Business Insider's request for ...
Tags: Trends, Tesla, Los Angeles Times, Nhtsa, LA Times, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Business Insider Tesla


Toyota’s Prius Recall Makes Another Cameo

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling roughly 752,000 vehicles due to a presumed faulty hybrid system. Around 267,000 of the affected units are Prius vehicles sold in the United States. According to the manufacturer, certain Prius (MY 2013-2015) and Prius V (2014-2017) models can fail to enter fail-safe driving mode in response to certain hybrid system faults. While […] The post Toyota’s Prius Recall Makes Another Cameo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Autos, Toyota, Hybrid, Nhtsa, Prius, Toyota Motor Corp, News Blog, Safety Recalls, Failsafe Mode, Hybrid Systems, Limp Mode, Prius Recall, Prius V


Enter Night: Feds Probe Kia Over Sudden Headlight Failure

Having both forward driving lights illuminated after dark is a key element of road safety; one most automakers nailed long ago, at least until their vehicles start really getting on in years. Even then, a new bulb should be all a driver ever needs to keep the path ahead well lit. Not so for some […] The post Enter Night: Feds Probe Kia Over Sudden Headlight Failure appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Investigations, Autos, Kia, Nhtsa, Kia Sorento, Sorento, News Blog, Headlights


Model S Touchscreen Failures Prompts NHTSA Investigation

mschaffer writes: Some older Teslas (Model S) are experiencing problems due to a worn-out flash eMMC chip. The loss of touchscreen functionality prevents operators from being able to use the backup camera. This may potentially impact 63,000 cars. The agency also acknowledges that the same chip was used in the 2012 to 2018 versions of the Model S and the 2016 and 2018 version of the Model X, accounting for around 159,000 vehicles. "The agency currently has two other such investigations open int...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Nhtsa


NHTSA launches probe into Tesla touchscreen failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of failing touchscreens on Tesla’s older Model S vehicles. The federal agency launched the probe after receiving 11 complaints from Tesla owners over a 13-month period alleging failures of the touchscreen in 2013 through 2015 Model S vehicles. The problem, which stems from a problematic flash memory device, renders the touchscreen black, including the loss of the rear camera image displ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, MCU, Nvidia Tegra


Tesla Investigated Over Touchscreen Failure Complaints

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it has launched an investigation into Tesla’s Model S. Frequent complaints have arisen of the vehicle’s media control unit going on the fritz and knocking out the vehicle’s touchscreen. We’ve seen several outlets minimize the issue by suggesting gaps in Tesla’s Autopilot should be seen as more […] The post Tesla Investigated Over Touchscreen Failure Complaints appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Investigations, Autos, Model S, Touchscreen, Tesla Motors, Nhtsa, MCU, EMMC, News Blog, Modern Tech


The US government is investigating 63,000 Tesla Model S vehicles over possible touchscreen failures (TSLA)

The US highway safety administration is investigating some Tesla Model S vehicles that could have faulty memory chips. When the components wear out, the main media control center for the car can fail, NHTSA said.  Tesla did not respond to a request for comment about the new investigation.  There have been no accidents due to the alleged failures, NHTSA said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday that it was in...
Tags: US, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, Tesla Model S, Nhtsa, Tesla Model, MCU, US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Silver and Gold: Nevada Joins California in the Gas War

On Monday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that his state will embrace California-crafted emissions rules that are at odds with the national rollback finalized by the Trump administration in March. Officially, Sisolak said the rules would not require residents to abandon their current ride “or choose one that does not work for their lifestyle or business […] The post Silver and Gold: Nevada Joins California in the Gas War appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, California, Government, Green, Regulation, Fuel Efficiency, Lawsuits, Autos, Epa, Nevada, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Cafe, Trump, Nhtsa, Carb


The Station: DoorDash snags $400M, Bolt Mobility deploys self-cleaning tech, and disappearing Jump bikes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Let’s get straight to it this week. Remember please reach out and email me at kirsten.koro...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Facebook, Lyft, Europe, Japan, UK, California, Southeast Asia, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Ford, House, Paris


NHTSA Readies New Voluntary Autonomous Driving Database

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to release new guidance for automakers to make autonomous testing data available to the public. As you are no doubt aware, the concept of self-driving cars is losing steam. The industry finds itself confronting hurdles it never could have anticipated, slowing progress, while high-profile mishaps have shaken […] The post NHTSA Readies New Voluntary Autonomous Driving Database appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulation, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Sae, Dot, Nhtsa, Ntsb, Avs, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Self Driving, News Blog, Autonomous Testing


Ford Recalls 2 Million Vehicles Over Bum Door Latches

On Wednesday, Ford Motor Co. announced two safety recalls. One is a brake line issue involving 343,900 F-150 pickups equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. The other relates to door latches — an obnoxiously familiar headache for the company — and encompasses a whopping 2.15 million vehicles from the 2011-15 model years. Ford says the affected vehicles may […] The post Ford Recalls 2 Million Vehicles Over Bum Door Latches appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Autos, Brakes, Nhtsa, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Safety Recalls, Door Latch, 3.5-liter EcoBoost, Door Latches, Master Cylinder


IIHS Denounces Concept of Total Safety From Autonomous Cars

When the United States began passing legislation allowing automakers to begin testing self-driving vehicles on public roads, it was framed almost entirely as a safety issue. Proponents claimed that the only way to eliminate roadway fatalities was to take the human brain out of the equation and let cars drive themselves. Having enacted a similar […] The post IIHS Denounces Concept of Total Safety From Autonomous Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Regulation, United States, Editorials, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Car Accidents, Automotive Technology, Nhtsa, Avs, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS


Speaking of Fleet Sales… There’s Another Nissan Altima Hood Recall

The previous-generation Nissan Altima gained an unfavorable reputation as a rental lot darling (ask Corey about his Midwest comfort cruise), but another issue plagued the model: Hoods not staying shut when they’re supposed to. Nissan issued recalls in 2014, 2015, and 2016 in an attempt to remedy a hood latch corrosion issue that caused some […] The post Speaking of Fleet Sales… There’s Another Nissan Altima Hood Recall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Recalls, Autos, Nissan, Nhtsa, Midwest, Corey, Nissan Altima, News Blog, Hood Latch, Nissan Altima Hood Recall


Gas War: States Sue Trump Administration Over Fuel Rollback

Following America’s fueling feud has shown your author that it’s less about finding a reasonable compromise that works for consumers, the automotive industry, and environmental activists, and more about perpetuating ideological wars that now seem to surround every topic filtered through the news media. Encouraged by industry leaders just days after taking office, President Donald […] The post Gas War: States Sue Trump Administration Over Fuel Rollback appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, Government, America, Regulation, Fuel Efficiency, Lawsuits, Autos, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Cafe, Nhtsa, Donald, Tom Carper, News Blog, Hot Legal Action


2020 Honda CR-V Review: Does This Top-Seller Deserve Top Marks?

2020 Honda CR-V In Our Opinion: The 2020 Honda CR-V comes to the party with plenty of feathers in its cap. Our contemporaries in the automotive press hold the CR-V in high regard and we agree with them. That's not to say the CR-V is perfect, but it's pretty close based on our week-long test drive. Exterior Styling 82 Interior Layout 73 Driving Dynamics 96 Safety & Tech Features 93 Everyday Functionality 95 Pros Price Safety Features ...
Tags: Apple, United States, Autos, Detroit Lions, Ohio, Honda, Detroit, Nhtsa, Mazda, MacPherson, Detroit Michigan, Chevy Equinox, Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe, Safety Features, Honda North America


The Kia Niro EV is a $47,000 electric crossover that, unlike Tesla, lets you go green without being flashy

The Kia Niro EV is the Korean carmaker's attempt at delivering on two major car segments: crossovers and electric vehicles. Crossovers are topping popularity charts, while EVs are future technology. The Niro EV's electric motor makes a rated 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque, and it has an EPA-estimated driving range of 239 miles. It has two trims: the $38,500 EX and the $44,000 EX Premium. Overall, the Niro EV is a blast. It's cute, it's completely silent, and it's enjoyably fast fr...
Tags: US, Trends, Tesla, Epa, Nissan, Kia, Environmental Protection Agency, Nhtsa, Chevrolet Bolt, US Department of Energy, Kona, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla Model, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Niro, Kia Niro