Video: FCA Agrees to Record NHTSA Fine, Vehicle Buyback

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July 28, 2015
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Video: FCA Agrees to Record NHTSA Fine, Vehicle Buyback

The automaker reached an agreement with NHTSA relating to how the company conducted vehicle recalls, and will buy back almost 580,000 trucks.

<p><strong><em>Front pedestrian braking, a new active safety technology available on the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and 2016 Cadillac CT6, is one of many safety features tested at General Motors' new Active Safety Test Area at the Milford Proving Ground in Milford, Mich. Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors. </em></strong></p> GM Expands Safety Tech in 2016 Models

The automaker is also taking advantage of a new testing area near Detroit to develop and evaluate advanced crash-avoidance technologies and vehicle-to-vehicle communications.

<p><strong><em>Photo of Explorer courtesy of Ford.</em></strong></p> Ford Recalls Five Models for Parking Brakes

Included are 2015-2016 model-year Explorer, 2015 Taurus and Flex, 2015 Lincoln MKS and 2015 Lincoln MKT vehicles.

Video: FCA US Recall to Address Hacking Risk

In response to a report of vehicle hacking via the Uconnect system, FCA US is updating software for about 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S.

<p><strong><em>Image courtesy of University of Toronto Department of Psychology.</em></strong></p> Research Raises Concerns About Visual Driver Alerts

A study at the University of Toronto concludes that driver warnings projected on the windshield run the risk of compromising the driver’s attention to the road.

<p><strong><em>Photo of Dodge Journey courtesy of FCA US.</em></strong></p> Dodge Journeys Recalled for Fire Risk

The action affects 2011-2015 model-year SUVs equipped with 2.4L engines.

Video: Distracted Driving Crackdown Employs New Tactic

The San Bernardino Police Department in southern California finds a new way to catch more distracted drivers in the act.

<p><em><strong>Image courtesy of Hyundai.</strong></em></p> Hyundai Launches Collision Repair Program

The aim is to ensure that Hyundai vehicle owners can easily find a collision repair center with the proper training, tools and equipment. 

<p><strong><em>Photo of Acura ILX courtesy of Honda.</em></strong></p> Acura ILX Draws Top Safety Score

The 2016-MY luxury sedan earns a 5-Star overall rating in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program.  

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