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Tesla driver killed on 'autopilot' mode, US probe opened

Jul 01, 2016 - 2:15 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA opens a preliminary evaluation into the performance of Autopilot after the electric car company notified the agency of a fatal crash in Florida in May

MODEL S. A file picture dated April 30, 2015 shows a Tesla Motors Model S on a parking lot of the Tesla Motors Headquarters in Palo Alto, California, USA. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

US urges immediate fix of some faulty Takata airbags

Jul 01, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the risk is greatest for 7 Honda and Acura models

epa05257921 An image made available on 14 April 2016 shows Japan's automotive safety product company Takata Corporation's Echigawa plant in Aisho, Shiga Prefecture, central Japan, 12 April 2016. Takata is facing the possible replacement of approximately 85 million Takata airbag inflators in cars manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. The majority of the cars involved in the potential recall were sold in the USA. The company is seeking a financial backer to aid in paying for the airbag recall. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Car that crushed actor Anton Yelchin under recall over gear issue

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:12 AM

Manufacturer Fiat Chrysler s US unit issued a recall for hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokees and other models in April to address the problem

In this file photo, actor Anton Yelchin poses during the photocall of the movie 'Cymbeline' presented in the Orizzonti selection at the 71st Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2014 at Venice Lido. Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Honda recalls 2.2M cars in US over airbag concerns

Feb 04, 2016 - 8:01 PM

The recall includes vehicle models released between 2005 and 2016

Takata doubles US airbag recall to record 34M vehicles

May 20, 2015 - 10:15 AM

After refusing for years Takata is also admitting for the first time that its airbags installed in the cars of 11 major automakers are defective

UNDER SCRUTINY. A file picture dated February 5, 2015 shows a Takata company tag seen on a car seat for children, in Tokyo, Japan. Franck Robichon/EPA

US recalls 2M cars again over airbag defect

Feb 01, 2015 - 4:04 PM

The recall is issued following the unexpected deployment of airbags in about 40 cars that had already been fixed under a previous recall

In this file photo, commuters sit in evening rush hour traffic in Los Angeles, California, USA 30 April 2008. Andrew Gombert/EPA