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GM Recall: What Needs to Happen Next

Ami Gadhia | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Ami Gadhia

As the answers come to light, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has a list of policy recommendations to raise the bar for accountability and help prevent another safety crisis.

GM Recall Prompts Federal Investigation

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

By Emily Flitter and Aruna Viswanatha and Ben Klayman NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are examining whether General Mot...

This Holiday Season, Commit to Being a Smart Driver

Julie Lee | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Julie Lee

The holiday season is upon us, and so is an influx of drivers on America's roads. And while the headaches of holiday traffic are well-documented in popular culture the dangers of holiday driving are no laughing matter.

Hydrogen EVs All the Rage at Auto Shows

Steve Parker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Steve Parker

Honda, Hyundai and Toyota all announced they will have hydrogen-powered cars for sale by 2015. The news was made during media days for the Los Angeles and Tokyo auto shows, both of which open to the public this weekend.

GHSA Chairman's Remarks

Debbie Hersman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
Debbie Hersman

Thank you for the kind introduction - it's great to be here in beautiful California - the busiest state when it comes to highway travel. I have worked with GHSA for many years, but the last time I addressed your annual conference was in 2009 in Savannah.

Noisy Cars Are Actually A Good Thing, Government Decides

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology

DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. government safety agency wants electric and hybrid vehicles to make more noise when traveling at low speeds so pedestrians can...

Popular Cars May Be At Risk Of Catching On Fire

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business

* Potential engine fires in 106,800 Grand Cherokees * NHTSA also explores rear differential failures in Dodge Ram * 230...

Sharon Silke Carty

Chuck Grassley Wants To Know Why Toyota Was Cleared

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter Thursday to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, asking why the agency cleared Toyota given ...

Sharon Silke Carty

White House Touts Efficient Cars As New Fuel Economy Standards Loom

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

The White House will host a three-hour conference Wednesday to tout what it calls the "innovative success story" of the auto industry's clean cars, ad...

Chrysler 200 Investigated

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 08.22.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Federal safety regulators are investigating complaints about engine stalling in some Chrysler 200 midsize sedans. The probe includes ...

Gun Deaths Exceed Motor Vehicle Deaths in 10 States

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Each day, how many motor vehicles do you see or actually use? You probably couldn't keep track. Now, how about guns. How many do you see or actually use during the same period? For most people, not that many. If any at all. And yet, in 10 states gun deaths actually outpace motor vehicle deaths.

Ford Broadens Windstar Recall To Include Virginia

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

Ford Motor is broadening a recall on Windstar minivans because of corrosion issues that could lead to rear axles' snapping in half. The recall now inc...

Sharon Silke Carty

Fed Agency Wants To Stop Runaway Cars With Brake Override Technology

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday that it wants automakers to install a brake override system aimed at stopping a ca...

Sharon Silke Carty

Toyota's Small Recall Could Spell Big Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

A small recall Toyota is conducting in several U.S. Gulf states might help advance arguments by safety critics who argue Toyota has problems with its ...

Sharon Silke Carty

Subaru Outbacks Catching Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Karen Swicker, a social worker in Massachusetts, was on her way to visit a client when she noticed a puff of smoke next to her left elbow. The doo...

Nutrition in a Second-Rate Hen House

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This week, Wal-Mart announced the release of its home-grown, front-of-pack nutrition guidance system. Can we possibly be that gullible? If so, we probably all deserve to be eating whatever the big companies selling food tell us we should.

Sharon Silke Carty

Toyota Exec's Internal Email: 'We're Putting The Company At Risk'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

A top Toyota executive wrote that the automaker colored the truth during the furor over sudden acceleration problems to make the company’s story see...

Speaking Out for Clean Cars

Michael Brune | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Tuesday, Jan. 24, I testified at an EPA hearing in San Francisco to support proposed standards that would raise vehicle efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon, with electric vehicles as one of the primary ways to meet this goal.

Sharon Silke Carty

Scientists Debate If Another Culprit Triggered Toyota's Sudden Acceleration Problem: Tin Whiskers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Even as Toyota has reckoned with a wrenching crisis of confidence, acknowledging reports that some of its best-selling vehicles have been prone to acc...

For Detroit, Size Matters: Will Automakers Latch on to Loopholes and Undercut New Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker | Posted 01.28.2012 | Detroit
Dan Becker

The Obama administration has proposed rules that would determine how far 2025 cars go on a gallon of gas. Surprisingly, though, auto companies can dictate how successful the program will be. This presents Detroit with an unusual challenge.

Conservative Hypocrisy. Big Government Is Fine if We're Afraid

David Ropeik | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

Two recent events in Texas illustrate how another emotion, fear, has much more influence on our views about how much government is too much.

Fed Probe Ford Freestyle Over Dangerous Steering

Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

DETROIT (AP) -- Federal safety officials are investigating complaints that the Ford Freestyle crossover vehicle can lunge unexpectedly when driving at...

The Best Remedy for the Price of Gas

Dan Becker | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Dan Becker

The Obama administration can't do much to lower the price of a gallon of gas, but it is on the cusp of a crucial decision that could help consumers come out ahead because they would need less gas.

Toyota To Pay Record Fine Over Massive Recall

AP | KEN THOMAS and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay the U.S. government a record $32.4 million in additional fines to settle an investigation into its hand...

GM Recalling 100,000 Crossover Vehicles Over Seat Belt Issue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — General Motors Co. is recalling about 100,000 crossover vehicles to fix seat belts that could fail in a crash. GM said Friday in a p...