Recalls & Investigations

Federal safety agency expands its investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot system.

“This isn’t your typical defect case,” said Michael Brooks, acting executive director at the Center for Auto…

News 4 Tucson Investigators: Goodyear Tire Turmoil

November 9, 2020  By Alex Berdine  TUCSON (KVOA) – An accident that happened 17 years ago is…

NHTSA pressed to force automakers to keep safety records even longer

“For decades, we’ve been arguing that the previous requirement was obviously totally unacceptable in terms of when…

G.M. Plans a Software Patch to Address Stalling Chevrolet Volts

Chevrolet is asking owners of about 4,000 Volt plug-in hybrids from the 2013 model year to bring their cars to dealers for a software upgrade. Michelle Malcho, a spokeswoman for General Motors, said in a telephone interview the upgrade was necessary to ensure the Volt would avoid losing power when in motion.

Ms. Malcho said the problem involved a delayed-charging function: a feature that allows owners to preselect a convenient time to charge the Volt’s batteries when electrical rates are low, for example.