Automobile safety

FILE - This June 25, 2017 file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to wonder if vehicles are safe to drive. GM’s petition asking to escape the recalls was posted Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in the Federal Register. It says the inflators are unique to GM and are safe. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
June 19, 2019 - 5:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to wonder if vehicles are safe to drive. The automaker petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2019, file photograph, a long line of unsold 2019 sedans sits at a dealership in Littleton, Colo. The annual survey by J.D. Power found that as the electronic safety systems find their way into more mainstream models, buyers are reporting more issues in their first three months of ownership. The problems are more than just a pain for new-vehicle owners. They affecting systems that are “critical for building consumer trust in future automated vehicles,” said Dave Sargent, J.D. Power’s vice president of global automotive. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 19, 2019 - 1:39 pm
DETROIT (AP) — As auto companies continue to fix buggy touch-screen infotainment systems, a survey of new-vehicle buyers has found there's a different technology posing problems: driver assist systems such as automatic emergency braking. The annual survey by J.D. Power found that as the electronic...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, vehicles make their way westbound on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco. Major automakers are urging the Trump administration and California to go back to the negotiating table over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a legal battle. The companies sent letters Thursday, June 6, 2019, to President Donald Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom saying a failure to reach agreement would create instability in the auto market. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 06, 2019 - 11:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Major automobile manufacturers urged the Trump administration and California on Thursday to restart negotiations over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a lengthy legal battle, warning that moving ahead with two sets of standards would create instability in the auto...
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May 30, 2019 - 9:53 am
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's highway safety agency is investigating whether a 5-year-old General Motors seat belt recall fixed the problem. The recall covered about 1.4 million Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook SUVs from the 2009 through 2014 model years. GM...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file phtoo a banner for Uber is draped on the front of the New York Stock Exchange before the world's largest ride-hailing service holds its initial public offering. If you misbehave repeatedly while getting a ride from Uber, you could get booted off the app. The company says that starting Wednesday, May 29, riders with a rating from drivers that’s significantly below average could lose their ability to ride. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 29, 2019 - 11:25 am
If you misbehave repeatedly while getting a ride from Uber, you could get booted off the app. The company said that starting Wednesday, riders with a rating from drivers that's significantly below average could lose their ability to ride. But before that happens they'll get tips on how to improve...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. One in six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports. But taking a taxi or limousine isn’t necessarily a safer option as nearly a quarter of traditional for-hire vehicles in New York City also have outstanding recalls, Consumer Reports said. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
May 21, 2019 - 8:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports. But taking a taxi or limousine isn't necessarily a safer option: nearly a quarter of traditional for-hire vehicles in New York...
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FILE- This Oct. 3, 2018, file photo shows the logo of Tesla model 3 at the Auto show in Paris. The National Transportation Safety Board says Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system was in use when one of its cars drove beneath a semitrailer in Florida in March, killing the driver. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 16, 2019 - 2:38 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Tesla Model 3 involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined. The car drove beneath the trailer, killing the driver, in a crash that is strikingly similar to one...
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FILE- In this Nov. 19, 2015, photo, a row of new Ford Fusions are for sale on the lot at Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa. Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly. The addition covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion midsize cars with 2.5-liter engines. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
May 15, 2019 - 9:51 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly. The addition covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion midsize cars with 2.5-liter engines. The company is urging drivers to always use the parking...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, a limousine, left, has landed in the woods following a fatal crash in Schoharie, N.Y. Twenty people died in the crash in rural Schoharie County involving a stretch limo that authorities have said should not have been on the road. During a legislative hearing Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Albany, N.Y., several parents of people killed in recent limousine crashes in New York called for stronger limo inspection rules; seat belts and air bags in all limos; as well as better enforcement to ensure vehicles and drivers have proper licenses. (Tom Heffernan Sr. via AP, File)
May 02, 2019 - 4:25 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Parents of people killed in recent limousine crashes in New York state urged legislators Thursday to pass tougher safety regulations to get unsafe vehicles and operators off the road. Several provided tearful testimony about last fall's crash in rural Schoharie County that...
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The Advanced Frontal Protection device is shown directly in front of IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden as climbs into his car during auto racing testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 24, 2019 - 4:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power got his first real glimpse at IndyCar's new debris deflector Wednesday. He is still getting used to the small piece on the front of his race car. The defending Indianapolis 500 champion and 2014 series champion was one of nearly two dozen drivers who spent Wednesday...
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