Honda recalls CR-Vs over airbag issue

2015-11-02 12:38

Honda will recall more than 500 of its CR-V SUVs after it emerged a defect in the housing around the airbag inflator could cause it to rupture.

'Tsunami' of legal trouble for VW emissions saga

2015-09-28 07:28

Who knew about it and who directed it? VW is facing a massive onslaught of legal trouble for its emissions scandal.

Disobedient Chrysler faces harsh sanctions

2015-07-03 09:24

A top US vehicle-safety regulator says Fiat Chrysler will be punished for failing to follow the law. What has the automaking group done?

Takata taps new crash-bag explosive

2015-06-02 09:18

Crash-bag maker Takata has caused the biggest recall in auto history. Now, it says, it might have a solution: a new explosive.

US report: Yes, your car CAN be hacked

2015-02-09 19:11

"Connected" has good connotations in cars - they can even call for help after a crash - but now a report assures us that your car CAN be hacked.

Future cars must 'talk to each other'

2014-08-19 07:42

Future vehicles on US roads might be able to warn road users of potential danger and mitigate collisions as the Obama administration wants cars to be able to communicate with each other.

Horror report: Hot-car child deaths

2014-07-25 08:59

Children are dying in cars when left locked inside by sizzling temperatures. It's a global occurrence, here in SA too, but its most frequent in the US. The death toll is climbing!

'Exploding' bags: GM halts Cruze sales

2014-06-26 09:19

General Motors has told its dealers to stop selling about 33 000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans because of the ongoing problem with Japan's Takata air bags.

Harleys blessed ahead of US PoW rally

2014-05-24 13:18

Tens of thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and their riders will gather in Washington on May 25 2015 - as they have for 27 years - to honour America's war dead.

GM's Barra 'apologises' for 13 deaths

2014-04-02 08:47

General Motors’ Mary Barra apologised to the families of 13 victims, who were killed due to allegedly faulty ignition switches in their vehicles, and said the automaker had a "civic responsibility to make things right”.


Are hands-free gadgets in cars deadly devices?

2015-10-27 08:26

A new study looked at whether products designed for hands-free driving, which aim to cut down on "distracted" motorists driving", could be distractions themselves.

VW emissions scandal: Criminal probe?

2015-09-22 07:54

Volkswagen shares plunged by nearly 20% on Monday after the automaker admitted it had rigged emissions tests of diesel-powered vehicles in the US.

Crash warning systems: Must be standard

2015-06-09 09:08

A US safety board wants systems that prevent rear-end collisions to be standard in new cars. Is this a good idea or could it pose a platform for defective systems to be more of a risk?

Nearly 64-m vehicles recalled in US

2015-02-16 08:30

A US agency says nearly 64-million cars and trucks - a record number - were recalled with safety defects in the United States in 2014.

Crash-death rate slashed by new tech

2015-01-30 11:00

Due to improved safety technology, US crash deaths have dropped, reports a study. The data also revealed nine of the safety cars on the market...

SA ready for leadership summit in US

2014-08-03 14:22

President Jacob Zuma has begun his visit to the United States, where he is leading the SA delegation to the US - Africa leaders' summit.

Ignition recall for 792 000 Jeeps

2014-07-23 08:25

Chrysler has been hit by another recall, this time 792 300 Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles are affected with a potential ignition-switch problem.

More US taximen join anti-Uber protests

2014-06-26 08:04

Several hundred US cabbies took part in a demonstration on wheels to protest against smartphone car-hailing services such as Uber which, they say, are hurting their uncome.

The Marijuana food truck

2014-05-20 16:02

This one and only Marijuana food truck uses magical butter to feed the hungry.

US mudslide missing drops to 22

2014-04-01 11:29

Authorities say number missing in Washington mudslide drops from 30 to 22, while the death toll still sits at 24.

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