Latest Investigation News
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Mazda6 Subframe Rust Investigation Closed After Recall
2009-2010 Mazda6 subframe rust caused separated steering and suspension components.
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Investigation Closed
Safety regulators say they can find no evidence of brake hose defects in 2015 police SUVs.
General Motors Windshield Wiper Recall Investigated
Owners complain their GMC Terrain and Chevy Equinox windshield wipers stopped working.
Mercedes Under Investigation For Alleged Recall Failures
Federal government claims Mercedes-Benz has continually ignored federal rules concerning recalls.
Ford F-250 and F-350 Tailgates Opening Without Warning
Investigation opened after Super Duty truck owners say electric tailgates open without commands.
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.