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With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp. fighting hundreds of lawsuits and struggling with a tarnished image has ended, though another remains.
New research has found that an increasing number of teenagers are falling asleep at the wheel of their cars.
Chrysler is issuing a massive worldwide recall of more than 919,000 older-model Jeep SUVs as a result of air bags that can inflate while people are driving them.
Air bags represent a symbol of safety that’s required in all modern cars, but a recent alert issued by the government warns drivers to pump those brakes before hitting the wall.
The Obama administration is preparing to warn car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been installed, according to auto industry officials who have been briefed by the government.
A government investigation now includes 600,000 Toyota Camrys along with other vehicles after wide reports of fires in the power window switches. The investigation has now been expanded to over 1.4 million cars and SUVs.
The display at a recent transportation conference was a peek into the future of automotive safety: cars that to talk to each other and warn drivers of impending collisions.
Accidents in which drivers mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake tend to involve older female drivers in parking lots, a new government study has found.