Government, Business, Safety

US Rolls Out Free App for Alerts on Vehicle Recalls

NHTSA is rolling out a free mobile app for auto recall alerts. Early rush hour traffic rolls along an interstate in Phoenix in January. NHTSA is rolling out its SaferCar app, which alerts users to auto recalls. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press)

The U.S. government’s road safety agency is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled.

August 27, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Ford Recalls About 2.5 Million Vehicles for Latch, Brake Troubles

The Ford company logo stands over a row of vehicles in a Colorado dealership. The Ford company logo stands over a row of vehicles in a Colorado dealership. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 11, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Opts Not to Recall Takata Air Bag Inflators

NHTSA opted not to recall Takata air bag inflators. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency will not force automakers to recall millions of newer Takata air bag inflators, citing industry research that shows the devices are safe.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
May 7, 2020
Business, Safety

Nissan Recalls More Than 250,000 Vehicles to Replace Takata Air Bags

Nissan Motor Co. logo. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News)

Nissan is recalling more than a quarter-million SUVs, trucks and vans worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

April 2, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Paccar Recalls 35,671 Peterbilt Trucks for Fire Risk

A Peterbilt Model 579 A Peterbilt Model 579 comes off the production line. Paccar says it believes that only 1% of the recalled trucks are defective. (Peterbilt Motor Co.)

Peterbilt Motor Co. is recalling 35,671 trucks to repair an issue with battery cables on certain models, according to a March 18 notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Fiat Chrysler Issues Emissions-Related Recall of 863,000 Cars in US

fca Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV recalled almost 863,000 vehicles that violate U.S. emissions standards, another knock for the company after it agreed to make amends for building different trucks and SUVs that polluted more than legally allowed.

March 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Automakers Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles With Potentially Lethal Air Bags

Takata Paul Sancya/Associated Press

DETROIT — Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 8, 2019

Navistar Recalls Trucks for Possible Brake Problems

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Navistar is recalling some trucks due to the possible loss of air brake pressure that could “increase the risk of a crash,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.

March 30, 2017

Volvo Trucks North America Recalling More Than 6,000 Trucks Because of Faulty Software

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Volvo Trucks North America is recalling 6,127 of its model year 2013-2017 VNL and VNM trucks and model year 2017 VNX trucks with faulty software to prevent possible contamination of the brake system.

January 12, 2017

Daimler Trucks North America Recalls Newer Freightliner Trucks Using Certain Goodyear Tires

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Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 863 newer Freightliner trucks using certain Goodyear tires, whose tread may have cured improperly, raising the risk of vehicle damage or crash due to partial tread separation.

December 7, 2016