Latest Investigation News
Investigations news & other fine automotive happenings.
Ford F-150 B-Pillar Fire Investigation Closed After Recall
Seat belt pretensioners created sparks that caused carpet, insulation and other materials to burn.
Ram 2500 Steering Linkage Problems Investigated
200,000 model year 2015-2016 Ram 2500 four-wheel-drive trucks may have drag link troubles.
Feds Deny Petition to Investigate Michelin XZU-3 Tires
Defect petition claims Michelin XZU-3 305/85/R22.5 tires are at risk of losing air rapidly.
Feds Close BMW X5 xDrive35d Idler Pulley Bolt Investigation
Safety regulators say BMW's repair procedures should prevent loss of power steering.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoques Under Investigation
About 30,000 Range Rover Evoques looked at for vacuum pump and power brake failures.
2013 Nissan Altima Rear Lower Control Arm Failures Investigated
About 374,000 model year 2013 Nissan Altimas may have rear suspension corrosion problems.
GM Hard Brake Pedals and Vacuum Pumps Investigated
Feds investigate 2.7 million vehicles after nine crashes and 111 complaints of hard brake pedals.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Frame Welds Should Be Investigated: Petition
Petitioner says 2018 Wranglers have weld defects all over the frames in possibly 220,000 Jeeps.
Toyota Highlander Steering Column Recall May Be Needed
Feds upgrade Toyota Highlander steering column investigation after steering wheels fell off.
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.