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    Recalls: Harley-Davidson calls in 66k Touring bikes for brake line problems
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    Most of the recalls we cover involve four-wheeled automobiles – and most of those these days have come from General Motors, at that – but every once in a while a motorcycle recall comes across our desks that's just too substantial to ignore. This is one of those ...

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    Recalls: Honda, Mazda, Nissan Recall 3 Million Cars Over Potentially Explosive Airbags
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    UPDATE: Honda, Mazda and Nissan have all issued statements about the airbag issue, which you can now find below. Interestingly, only Honda is actually using the word "recall" in its statement, with Nissan calling it a "field action" (like Chrysler), and Mazda referring to it as a "special service ...

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    Report: NHTSA chief says it's 'likely' more than 13 died due to GM ignition switch
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    One of the major points of contention in the GM ignition switch debacle has centred around just how many people were killed due to the problem. GM claimed, and continues to claim, that 13 people have been killed. Safety advocates and lawyers, though, are arguing that the final total will likely ...

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    Report: Optional new GM system won't let you drive without putting your seatbelt on [w/poll]
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    General Motors might be in the middle of a recall crisis, but safety advancements for new cars is still top of mind. In coordination with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Click It or Ticket campaign, the automaker is announcing a new, optional Belt Assurance System on some of its ...

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    Video: Shocking distracted driving ad is a brutal wake up call
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    It used to be that most of the car-related public service announcements on TV focused on preventing drunk driving and getting people to buckle their seatbelts, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched grisly new ads combatting distracted drivers with the slogan "U ...

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    Video: Watch GM's new pickup crash its way to five-star NHTSA ratings
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    General Motors has just scored a big win with its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, acing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration New Car Assessment Program. The two full-size trucks had already netted a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in their crew-cab variants, but ...

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    Video: Robocop enlisted to help curb drunk driving during the holidays
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    When eggnog and Christmas cheer get the best of you this season, driving is the last thing you should do, and it has enlisted the mercenary services of Robocop to remind you. In a pretty cool multi-million dollar ad campaign, at least. These anti-drunk driving commercials are part of "Drive ...

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    Study: More than 1/3 of kids killed in car crashes weren't in car seats or wearing belts
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    As awful as it is hearing about a child that was killed in a car crash, it's even worse to hear that many of these deaths were likely preventable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a study of vehicle crashes from 2011 that found that more than a third of kids (under the ...

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    Report: Google self-driving cars should have data recorders, says official
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    Fears over domestic spying operations and privacy concerns have been splattered across the headlines with alarming frequency, and now it appears that even the auto industry isn't immune. According to a report from The Huffington Post, the chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, ...

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    Report: Airbag recalls on track for record year
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    The escalating complexity of automobiles is led in part by the escalating complexity of safety systems. The once dumb airbag that lived all alone inside the steering wheel, for instance, is now a family of smart airbags that might be able to detect the location of the passenger they're meant to ...

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