DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling some Santa Fe SUVs and Sonata sedans because of problems with their air bags. The Santa Fe recall involves nearly 200,000 vehicles in the 2007 to 2009 model years. Hyundai will reprogram the front passenger air bag sensors so they will accurately... more »
The following recalls have been announced:
Cheese sold by Whole Foods Market in California, Nevada, Washington and Washington, D.C., that came from its supplier, Sally Jackson Cheese of Oroville, Wash. The product may be contaminated with E. coli. The cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and... more »
The government's highway safety agency is supporting a plan in Congress to give it more power to conduct auto recalls.
Following the massive Toyota recalls, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to tell a House hearing Thursday that the agency supports draft legislation that would... more »
Toyota says it will keep up most of its heavy incentives through April after the deals helped lift sales more than 40 percent last month. Toyota Motor Corp. says it will continue offering discounted leases on up to eight models, including the Camry, Corolla and RAV4. It will also offer... more »
The Transportation Department says it's seeking the maximum penalty, more than $16 million, against Toyota for failing to promptly notify the government about defective gas pedals among its vehicles.
The fine would be the largest civil penalty ever issued to an automaker by the government. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood... more »
It may not be rocket science, but NASA is going to help the government's effort to find out what caused the sudden acceleration problems that forced Toyota's big recalls.
The National Academy of Sciences will also play a role.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the NASA scientists will... more »
Toyota's massive recalls are bringing new scrutiny to the government's auto safety agency. They are prompting Congress to look at how federal safety officials have lived up to their mission of protecting motorists.
A House panel on Thursday plans to examine the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's oversight of... more »
The Transportation Department is hearing from some Toyota owners who say they're still having trouble with unintended acceleration after their recalled cars were repaired. David Strickland, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, says the agency is contacting these consumers to find out what's happening and make sure... more »
A published report in Japan says that Japan's transport ministry has received nearly 80 complaints of Toyota Prius brake problems in the last 4 days. They include reports of five accidents but no injuries. The newspaper reports the ministry will urge Toyota to investigate the accidents. Meanwhile, Japanese media is... more »
Toyota's president apologized Friday for the massive global recalls over sticking gas pedals as the automaker scrambles to repair a damaged reputation and sliding sales.
But Akio Toyoda, appointed to the top job at Toyota Motor Corp. last June, said the company is still deciding what steps to take... more »