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NTSB Looks At How First Responders Handle Electric Car Fires
Tesla Model S fire in Hollywood investigated by feds to learn about electric car fire challenges.
Hyundai and Kia Fires Occuring Without Collisions
Government wants to learn why hundreds of Hyundai and Kia drivers have reported burning cars.
smart fortwo Car Fire Investigation Ends
Feds close smart fortwo car fire investigation based on recall issued by Mercedes-Benz.
Toyota 4Runner Frame Rust Being Looked at by Feds
Government petitioned to investigate excessive rust and corrosion on frames in Toyota 4Runner SUVs.
1.4 Million Ford F-150 Trucks Investigated for B-Pillar Fires
Government looks at seat belt pretensioners causing fires in the B pillars during F-150 crashes.
2013 Ford Escape Stalling Problems Investigated
Feds investigate 40 complaints of 2013 Ford Escape engines that stalled while driving.
Investigation: 2018 VW Tiguan Seat Belts Are Breaking
Feds upgrade seat belt webbing investigation to determine why the belts are separating.
Range Rover Door Latches Cause Upgraded Investigation
Feds say 2015 recall of Land Rover Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports may not have worked.
Hyundai and Kia Theta II Engine Fires Under Investigation
Feds say ongoing investigation will now include reports of fires that occurred without collisions.
Fort Lauderdale Tesla Crash: 116 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone
NTSB says Tesla Model S battery fire kept reigniting after high-speed Fort Lauderdale crash.
NHTSA Denies Petition to Investigate Ford and Mercury SUVs
Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner power steering problems won't be investigated.
Hyundai and Kia Engine Fires Should Be Investigated
Kia Sorento, Optima, Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata non-collision fires cause for concern.
Tesla Model X Battery Fire Reignited 5 Days After Crash
NTSB says Model X data shows the SUV veered left and sped up seconds before crash.
Isuzu Rodeo, Axiom and Honda Passport Gas Tanks Detaching
Isuzu customer petitions government to investigate alleged corrosion problems in the SUVs.
Mazda6 Subframe Corrosion Investigated By Feds
NHTSA says complaints are coming in about 2009-2010 Mazda6 subframes failing while driving.