Latest Investigation News
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Nissan LEAF 'Passenger Airbag Off' Investigation Opened
Federal safety regulators investigate nearly 20,000 Nissan LEAF electric cars for airbag failures.
Tesla Battery Range Miles Allegedly Dropped After Update
Customer says Tesla Model S and Model X battery ranges are reduced by up to 40 miles.
Toyota Brake Booster Recall Needed, Says Defect Petition
Petition says Toyota should recall Prius, Prius Plug-in Hybrid, Camry Hybrid and Avalon Hybrid.
Chrysler Active Head Restraint Investigation Opened
Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango active headrests are smacking occupants in their heads.
Chevy Volt Passenger Airbag Sensor Investigation Opened
Feds look into 2012-2013 Chevrolet Volt airbag sensors that fail and trigger warning lights.
Jeep Wrangler Frame Problems Lead to Investigation
Jeep Wrangler investigation opened for frame welds, and for more than 3,500 steering complaints.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Seat Belts Not Retracting
Investigation: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee seat belt problems cost owners $500, per seat.
Nissan Rogue Automatic Emergency Braking Malfunctions Investigated
Government will look into reports that Rogue AEB systems activate when they aren't needed.
Petition Says VW GTI, Golf GTI and Jetta GLI Vehicles Stall
Volkswagen owner files petition for feds to investigate vehicles with manual transmissions.
Tesla Autopilot Crash Into a Firetruck Mainly Blamed on Driver
Model S driver says he was drinking coffee and eating a bagel during Culver City firetruck crash.
Nissan Altima Lower Control Arm Investigation Ongoing
Nissan Altima lower control arm replacement campaign may not be enough to satisfy feds.
Nissan LEAF Occupancy Sensor Causes Defect Petition
Nissan LEAF owner petitions government to open investigation into alleged occupancy sensor failures.
Subaru Forester 'Passenger Airbag Off' Investigation Begins
Feds investigate 554,000 Subaru Foresters after failures of passenger airbags and sensors.
Nissan Altima Lower Control Arm Investigation Expanded
Nissan Altima drivers complain the rear lower control arms separate due to corrosion from road salt.
Jeep Wrangler Right-Hand-Drive SUVs Under Investigation
Drivers of 2015-2016 Wranglers claim the seat belts separated from the brackets.