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 General Motors  recalls 4.3 million vehicles over air bag-related defect

General Motors recalls 4.3 million vehicles over air bag-related defect

General Motors Co said on Friday it will recall nearly 4.3 million vehicles worldwide due to a software defect that can prevent air bags from deploying during a crash, a flaw already linked to one death and three injuries.

Hyundai recalls 173,000 Sonata cars in US: Filing

Hyundai recalls 173,000 Sonata cars in US: Filing

Hyundai Motor Co will recall 173,000 model year 2011 Sonata cars in the US market for a potentially defective power steering system, US safety officials said in a filing on Friday

Google's self-driving car can be a driver: US regulators

Google's self-driving car can be a driver: US regulators

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google of its decision in a letter last week.  

Automakers vow to boost car safety in U.S. government pact

Automakers vow to boost car safety in U.S. government pact

As the auto industry battles to win public confidence after several massive recalls, a group of 18 major carmakers announced on Friday that they have agreed to a voluntary program with the U.S. government to improve auto safety.

Fiat Chrysler to pay $70 million US auto safety fine

Fiat Chrysler to pay $70 million US auto safety fine

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to pay $70 million in fines to resolve a US investigation that it failed to disclose vehicle crash death and injury reports, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

US probes Nissan cars for unwanted acceleration

US government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that a trim panel can cause unwanted acceleration in Nissan Versa small cars.

US ignition-switch investigation extended to Chrysler

German automaker Daimler AG, Chrysler`s previous owner, said it was not affected by the NHTSA investigations of Chrysler switches.

GM apologizes for sending recall notices to victims' families

General Motors on Tuesday apologized to families of accident victims who have been notified to bring in cars for replacement of defective ignition switches.

US safety watchdog says 303 deaths linked to recalled GM cars

U.S. safety regulators have recorded 303 deaths when airbags failed to deploy in 1.6 million compact cars recalled last month by General Motors Co , according to a study released Thursday night by a safety watchdog group.

US launches car safety app

US road safety authorities have announced the launch of a new mobile application designed to give consumers real-time smartphone access to vehicle safety information.

Subaru recalls vehicles that can start on their own

"The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to 15 minutes," Subaru said in its report to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Toyota pays $17.35 million in fines for delaying recall

Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to pay USD 17.35 million in fines for its delayed recall of 154,000 Lexus SUVs over pedal entrapment issues, promising it will make significant changes in responding to safety issues, a media report said Tuesday.