Latest Investigation News
Investigations news & other fine automotive happenings.
Jeremy Banner Trusted Tesla's Autopilot Too Much: NTSB
Tesla says Autopilot isn't designed to detect tractor-trailers crossing highways.
Isuzu Fuel Tank Rust Won't Be Investigated
Government says Isuzu fuel tanks do corrode and partially detach, but no defect trends exist.
Fatal Tesla Model X Crash: Driver Was Playing Video Game
Tesla crash that killed Walter Huang caused by Autopilot failures and no federal oversight.
Subaru Forester Passenger Airbag Recall Closes Investigation
Safety regulators found 1,440 complaints and 11,672 warranty claims related to airbag problems.
Tesla Unintended Acceleration Petition Is False, Automaker Says
Tesla responds to unintended acceleration petition and claims vehicles aren't defective.
Tesla Unintended Acceleration Complaints Lead To Petition
Petitioner says Tesla Model X, Model 3 and Model S vehicles suddenly accelerate out of nowhere.
Takata Non-Azide Airbag Inflators Investigated by Government
Takata airbags equipped with NADIs may explode upon deployment, or fail to inflate properly.
Fatal Tesla Model 3 Crash Into a Firetruck Investigated
Feds seek to determine if a Tesla Model 3 crash in Indiana involved Autopilot.
Ram 4500 and 5500 Trucks Under Federal Investigation
Ambulance drivers complain about busted driveshafts, broken transfer cases and engine fires.
Barrett Riley and Edgar Martinez Fatal Tesla Crash Caused By Speed
Model S was traveling 116 mph in a 30 mph zone when the car crashed and caught fire.
Jeep Wrangler Right-Hand-Drive Investigation Closed
Government closes investigation into right-hand-drive Wranglers for seat belt buckle failures.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Brake Vacuum Pump Investigation Closed
Safety regulators close investigation following 3 recalls due to i-MiEV vacuum pump failures.
Ford Truck Tailgate Recall Satisfies Federal Investigators
Ford truck electric tailgate recall will allegedly prevent tailgates from unintentionally opening.
Cadillac XLR Retractable Roof Investigation Closes
No recall necessary for Cadillac XLR cars after roof panels detach from the vehicles.
Tesla Crash in Gardena, California, Investigated By Feds
Federal investigators head to Gardena following Tesla Model S crash that killed two.