Latest Investigation News
Investigations news & other fine automotive happenings.
Mercedes-Benz Metris Fuel Hose Investigation Closed
Government closes fuel leak investigation after Mercedes agrees to recall the Metris vans.
GM Hard Brake Pedals Investigated in Canada and U.S.
Canadian regulators looking at 250,000 GM vehicles for brake vacuum pump problems.
General Motors Seat Belt Recall Under Investigation
Feds look at 2014 GM seat belt recall of 1.4 million vehicles to determine if repairs were accurate.
Ford Emissions Processes Under Criminal Investigation
Justice Department looking at possible emissions irregularities in how Ford tested vehicles.
Tesla Model 3 Crash in Florida Involved Autopilot
Investigators determine Model 3 had Autopilot engaged when the car slammed into a semi-trailer.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Brake Vacuum Pump Recalls Investigated
Government opens investigation after owners complain about recalled Mitsubishi i-MiEVs.
2015 Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyons Losing Power Steering
Federal investigation opened into Colorado and Canyon trucks after 50 power steering complaints.
Mazda CX-9 Side Curtain Airbags Deploying For No Good Reason
Government opens Mazda CX-9 investigation after side curtain airbags allegedly injure 4 occupants.
Investigation: 12.3 Million Vehicles For Airbag Failures
ZF-TRW airbag control units linked to airbag failures that caused deaths and injuries.
More than 1,300 Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe Fires Reported
Federal investigation will look for causes of non-crash fires following 1,300 fires and 26 injuries.
Nearly 1,800 Fires Reported in Kia Optimas, Sorentos and Souls
Government opens investigation into Kia vehicle fires that allegedly caused 77 injuries, 1 death.
Nissan Rogue AEB Malfunctions Should Be Investigated
Center for Auto Safety petitions government to look at sudden unintended braking in Rogue SUVs.
Theta II Engine Fires Investigated by State Attorneys General
Fires in vehicles equipped Theta II GDI engines being looked at by Connecticut and other states.
Ford Emissions Investigation Opened After Employees Speak Up
Ford emissions investigation will determine if emissions and fuel economy estimates are wrong.
Cadillac XLR Roof Problems Investigated by Feds
2004-2005 Cadillac XLR roof panels are flying off the cars, mostly when the cars are moving.