NHTSA Closes Investigations into Ford Safety Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is closing two investigations into steering and powertrain issues affecting more than 800,000 Ford vehicles, eliminating the need for recall expansions.

GM Recalls 60K for Wiring Defects

General Motors has announced two new recalls covering nearly 60,000 Chevrolet Malibu cars for wiring defects that could lead to heating and air conditioning issues or fires.

Toyota Recalls 885K for Airbag Defects

The Toyota Motor Corporation has announced a worldwide recall covering nearly one million vehicles for electrical defects that could prevent air bags from deploying in the event of an accident.

Government Shutdown Stalls Vehicle Safety Investigations

Among the federally operated agencies and organizations closed during the ongoing government shutdown, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been forced to set aside a number of outstanding vehicle safety investigations, potentially postponing recalls to correct harmful defects that could lead to accidents.