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Ralph Nader Calls for NHTSA to Remove Tesla Full Self-Driving

Ralph Nader Calls for NHTSA to Remove Tesla Full Self-Driving

The former Presidential candidate and consumer protection advocate called on federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remove Tesla’s Full-Self Driving system from the automaker’s electric cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-09-21 08:15 PT

Ford Motor Co is Recalling 2.9 Million Vehicle That Could ‘Roll Away’ After the Transmission is Shifted Into Park

Ford Motor Co is Recalling 2.9 Million Vehicle That Could ‘Roll Away’ After the Transmission is Shifted Into Park

Ford Motor Co is recalling 2.9 million vehicles that could roll away while in park due to worn or detached shift bushing. The problem is related to where the bushing attaches the shift cable to the transmission, which may degrade or come loose. The problem can also lead to a no-start condition since the ignition is disabled if the vehicle is in drive and the indicator shows it in the park position.

FutureCar Staff 2022-07-22 10:35 PT

Tesla Vehicles Operating in Autopilot Mode Involved in 273 Crashes in Under a Year, the NHTSA Reports

Tesla Vehicles Operating in Autopilot Mode Involved in 273 Crashes in Under a Year, the NHTSA Reports

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released on Wednesday shows that Tesla vehicles operating in Autopilot have been involved in 273 crashes since last July. Of these crashes, 125 occurred in California. The number is much higher than previously reported and shows how far the nascent technology needs to advance to become safer than a human driver.

Eric Walz2022-07-22 08:30 PT

Ford Motor Co is Recalling 39,000 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs Over Engine Fire Risk

Ford Motor Co is Recalling 39,000 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs Over Engine Fire Risk

Ford Motor Co is issuing a safety recall for its popular Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs because the vehicles pose a risk of fire in the engine bay, including while the vehicle is parked and turned off. As a precaution, Ford is advising customers of 39,013 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs that were built over a four-month period between late 2020 and early 2021 to park their vehicles outside.

FutureCar Staff 2022-06-25 11:15 PT

Tesla is Recalling 130,000 Vehicles to Address Touchscreen Display Malfunctions Caused by Overheating, its 11th Recall This Year

Tesla is Recalling 130,000 Vehicles to Address Touchscreen Display Malfunctions Caused by Overheating, its 11th Recall This Year

Tesla is recalling about 130,000 vehicles in the U.S. following an overheating issue involving the CPU that powers the center-mounted touch screen display in the 2021 and 2022 Tesla S and X vehicles, as well as the 2022 the Model 3 sedan and Model Y SUV. The overheating issue can cause the center display to malfunction, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Tuesday.

FutureCar Staff 2022-06-16 10:35 PT

The NHTSA is Requiring Fuel Economy Improvements of 8% for 2024 and 2025 Model Year Vehicles and by 10% for 2026 Models

The NHTSA is Requiring Fuel Economy Improvements of 8% for 2024 and 2025 Model Year Vehicles and by 10% for 2026 Models

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and NHTSA Deputy Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff announced details of the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards on Friday. The updates are intended to save consumers money, address climate change, improve fuel efficiency, and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign energy sources.

Eric Walz2022-05-08 12:30 PT

GM’s Hummer EV Recalled for Faulty Tail Light Assemblies, Only a Handful of Vehicles Though

GM’s Hummer EV Recalled for Faulty Tail Light Assemblies, Only a Handful of Vehicles Though

​General Motors has recalled the brand new GMC Hummer EV due to an embedded software fault in the tail light assemblies. The recall affected only 10 vehicles, but identifying the problem early on helped GM to avoid a more widespread recall, along with the backlash from the public that often is a result of safety recalls in the auto industry.

FutureCar Staff 2022-04-24 13:00 PT

Lucid Group Issues its First Recall for Front Suspension Issue on the Electric Air Sedan

Lucid Group Issues its First Recall for Front Suspension Issue on the Electric Air Sedan

California-based luxury electric automaker Lucid Group is issuing its first recall to inspect the front suspension on roughly 200 Lucid Air sedans. The recall is to inspect a part of the Air’s front strut dampers, which may have been improperly installed due to an error by a supplier, Lucid said in an email to Air sedan customers.

FutureCar Staff 2022-03-31 12:55 PT

General Motors’ Autonomous Driving Unit Cruise is Seeking NHTSA Approval to Deploy Vehicles Without Steering Wheels or Brake Pedals

General Motors’ Autonomous Driving Unit Cruise is Seeking NHTSA Approval to Deploy Vehicles Without Steering Wheels or Brake Pedals

General Motors’ autonomous driving unit Cruise has petitioned the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for permission to deploy the Cruise Origin driverless shuttle on roads in the U.S. as part of a commercial ride-hailing service that’s similar to Uber. The Origin is the first production vehicle purposefully built by a global automaker without a steering wheel or brake pedal.

FutureCar Staff 2022-03-30 15:10 PT

NHTSA Opens Formal Investigation of 416,000 Tesla Vehicles for ‘Phantom Braking’

NHTSA Opens Formal Investigation of 416,000 Tesla Vehicles for ‘Phantom Braking’

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening a formal investigation of roughly 416,000 Tesla vehicles after reports of unexpected braking events when drivers have the Autopilot automated driving system activated. The NHTSA confirmed earlier this month it was reviewing consumer complaints that Tesla vehicles were activating the brakes unnecessarily. This preliminary evaluation is the first step in the process that could lead to formal recall.

FutureCar Staff 2022-03-26 10:15 PT

Tesla is Recalling Roughly 27,000 Vehicles to Address Windshield Fogging Problem, its 3rd Recall This Year

Tesla is Recalling Roughly 27,000 Vehicles to Address Windshield Fogging Problem, its 3rd Recall This Year

​Electric automaker Tesla is recalling nearly 27,000 vehicles, its third recall this year. For the latest recall, a faulty heat pump valve could open unintentionally and trap refrigerant inside the evaporator, resulting in decreased performance of the windshield defroster. The recalled vehicles include some 2021-22 Model 3 sedans, Model S and Model X and certain Model Y vehicles that include a heat pump.

FutureCar Staff 2022-03-18 12:15 PT

Tesla is Recalling its Full Self-Driving Software for ‘Rolling Through’ Stop Signs

Tesla is Recalling its Full Self-Driving Software for ‘Rolling Through’ Stop Signs

Electric automaker Tesla is recalling its "Full Self-Driving" (FSD) software that may cause the vehicle to not come to a complete stop at stop signs. The recall affects 54,000 vehicles. ​The “rolling stop” feature was added in October so the vehicles behave more like human drivers at stop signs, where drivers often don’t come to a complete stop before proceeding through an intersection.

Eric Walz2022-03-10 08:45 PT

Tesla is recalling 356,300 Model 3 Sedans to Fix Rear Backup Camera Wiring Issue

Tesla is recalling 356,300 Model 3 Sedans to Fix Rear Backup Camera Wiring Issue

​Electric automaker Tesla is recalling all 2017-2020 Model 3 sedans produced between Jul 15, 2017 through Sept 30, 2020 to inspect and repair the rear view camera coaxial cable, which can be damaged from repeatedly opening or closing the trunk.

Eric Walz2022-02-06 08:45 PT

Ford Motor Co is Recalling the New Bronco Sport, Escape SUVs for Underperforming Brakes

Ford Motor Co is Recalling the New Bronco Sport, Escape SUVs for Underperforming Brakes

Ford has issued a recall for the Bronco Sport as well as the Escape SUV. The recall could potentially extend to over 114,000 vehicles. The recall comes after a government safety audit found an issue with how the brakes on the Bronco and Escape might perform in an emergency if the vacuum-assisted power brakes fail.

Eric Walz2022-01-09 11:00 PT

The Netherlands Forensic Institute Claims it Has Decoded Tesla's Vehicle Data By Reverse Engineering

The Netherlands Forensic Institute Claims it Has Decoded Tesla's Vehicle Data By Reverse Engineering

The Netherlands Forensic Institute has decrypted electric automaker Tesla’s driving data vehicle storage system by "reverse engineering" Tesla’s vehicle data logs. The data uncovered contains a wealth of previously unknown information that could be used to investigate serious accidents involving Tesla vehicles.

FutureCar Staff 2021-11-27 12:35 PT

Tesla Ordered to Turn Over Autopilot Data to the NHTSA After the 12th Crash Involving an Emergency Vehicle

Tesla Ordered to Turn Over Autopilot Data to the NHTSA After the 12th Crash Involving an Emergency Vehicle

Tesla is facing growing scrutiny into the safety of its Autopilot autonomous driving system after investigators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identified the 12th crash involving a police or fire vehicle last week in Florida. Less than two weeks before the latest incident on Aug 28, the NHTSA said it had opened a formal safety probe into Tesla’s Autopilot after 11 prior crashes involving an emergency vehicle.

FutureCar Staff 2021-10-08 13:25 PT

General Motors Issues Recall for 69,000 Chevy Bolt EVs Due to Battery Fire Risk

General Motors Issues Recall for 69,000 Chevy Bolt EVs Due to Battery Fire Risk

General Motors announced on Friday that it is issuing a second recall for roughly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) worldwide for fire risks after reports of two battery fires. In the interim, the automaker has asked owners to charge their vehicle after each use and avoid depleting the battery below approximately 70 miles of remaining range, where possible, to reduce the risk of a fire.

FutureCar Staff 2021-08-29 15:00 PT

Ford Motor Co is Recalling Nearly 775,000 Ford Explorer Models a Second Time for Rear Suspension Problem

Ford Motor Co is Recalling Nearly 775,000 Ford Explorer Models a Second Time for Rear Suspension Problem

U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co is facing another big safety recall. The automaker announced on Friday that it recalled approximately 774,696 Ford Explorer models to inspect rear cross axle ball joints which may seize. It's the second recall of the Ford Explorer SUV in eight months involving the rear suspension.

Eric Walz2021-08-22 13:30 PT

The NTSB Determines That Tesla’s Autopilot Was Not Active in a Fatal Crash in Texas After Investigators Claimed ‘No One Was in the Driver’s Seat’

The NTSB Determines That Tesla’s Autopilot Was Not Active in a Fatal Crash in Texas After Investigators Claimed ‘No One Was in the Driver’s Seat’

After an investigation into a Tesla Model S crash in Texas that killed two passengers, the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) determined that Autopilot could not have been active without a driver behind the wheel. Local police claimed there was no one in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash, fueling rumors that Tesla's Autopilot could be somehow engaged without a driver behind the wheel.

FutureCar Staff 2021-06-16 16:00 PT

Tesla Crash in Texas Leaves 2 Dead, Investigators Determine That No One Was in the Driver’s Seat

Tesla Crash in Texas Leaves 2 Dead, Investigators Determine That No One Was in the Driver’s Seat

​Two people died in Texas on Sunday after a Tesla Model S left the roadway and slammed into a tree at high speed. The crash was highly unusual, as investigators determined that neither of the two victims was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

FutureCar Staff 2021-05-26 09:45 PT

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