Latest Investigation News
Investigations news & other fine automotive happenings.
Government Investigates Passenger Airbag Recalls
About 256,000 vehicles are part of a federal investigation into how the airbags were folded.
GM Airbag Investigation Launched After Injuries
Nearly 750,000 General Motors vehicles may have airbags that fail to deploy in crashes.
Mercedes Sprinter Wheel Speed Sensor Investigation Closed
Government closes federal investigation after 6,700 complaints about rear wheel speed sensors.
VW Atlas Fuel Leaks Investigated
Feds receive complaints about Volkswagen SUVs that may leak fuel from the fuel injectors.
Audi Turbocharger Failures Investigated
Audi A8, S6, S7, S8 and RS7 vehicles may have turbocharger problems that cause stalled engines.
GM Headlight Failure Investigation Closed
About 318,000 vehicles were equipped with defective headlight modules.
Toyota RAV4 Fires Originating At 12-Volt Batteries
Government investigates 1.9 million 2013-2018 Toyota RAV4 SUVs following fires.
Mazda CX-9 Side Airbag Recall Allegedly Not Needed
Safety regulators say inadvertent CX-9 airbag deployments allegedly cause a low risk to safety.
Kia Sorento Exploding Sunroof Investigation Closed
Safety regulators spend 7 years investigating sunroofs and find no defects and no crashes.
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Vehicles Investigated
Government to research why front sunroof panels detach and fly off Mercedes C-Class vehicles.
Porsche 911 Carrera Transmission Problems Cause Petition
Porsche owner says 7-speed transmission actuator detaches, leading to a $15,000 bill.
Ford Soft Brake Pedal Recall Closes Investigation
Safety regulators believe a recall of 600,000 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles solved everything.
Ford Super Duty Power Tailgates Keep Opening
Ford truck power tailgates were allegedly repaired during a prior Super Duty recall.
Tesla Acceleration Problems Caused By 'Pedal Misapplication'
NHTSA says data show drivers of Tesla Model S, Model X and Model 3 vehicles hit the wrong pedals.
Honda Accord Power Steering Problems Cause Petition
Owner says 2013 Honda Accord steering problems cause the cars to suddenly change direction.