I was very surprised to see the comedy show Veep reference GM literally getting away with murder by our justice system.

Expecting the result to be a train wreck just in time for Valentine’s Day.…/1802…/nhtsa-hearing-king-testimony

Deputy Administrator Heidi King is scheduled to testify at a House oversight hearing Wednesday on how NHTSA is doing regulating auto safety, and on its priorities for the coming year.

Perhaps the high cost of recalls will motivate the manufacturers toward quality.…/auto-recall-bill-grew-26-percent-…

A new study highlighting the flurry of U.S. automotive recalls asserts that automakers and suppliers remain focused on innovation and cost cuts while vehicle quality takes a hit.
A new study shows that the costs associated with recalls in North America will top the $20 billion mark in 2017. In fact, about 20% of all new vehicles end up subject to some form of recall. Get details at

Interesting how fast the auto manufacturers sue to get money and how they resist it in reverse.…/detroit-automakers-…/110027460/

More than 60 companies will split $850M for costs incurred in replacing deadly air bag inflators.
Toyota Motor North America is recalling nearly 49,000 vehicles in the U.S. over an electrical issue that could prevent airbags from deploying during a crash.The recall affects 2016 Prius and Lexus RX ...
The Justice Department has offered to settle lawsuits filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles over diesel emission violations. The settlement allegedly includes provisions that the company recall…
A Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel emissions lawsuit is working its way toward closure as the U.S.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday it was sending investigators to examine the crash of a Tesla Inc vehicle, apparently traveling in semi-autonomous mode, and a fire truck in California.
A design defect in the ABS module on 06-11 Hyundai Azeras and 2006 Sonatas may cause a short circuit and fire, documents say.

The first self driving car accidents and the legal mess that will unfold. There will be many. Sigh... technology racing forward before we are ready.…/self-driving-car-crash-highlights-t…

General Motors is in a race to be the first company to mass produce self-driving cars, but a recent crash with a San Francisco motorcyclist has illustrated the tricky challenge of assigning blame when an autonomous vehicle gets in an accident.
GM has responded to a Consumer Reports investigation into the safety of panoramic sunroofs.
The Audi emissions recall covers the Audi A4, A5, A6, A7, Q5 and Q7 with the majority of vehicles said to be in Germany
The Center for Auto Safety on Tuesday posted a letter to Ford CEO Jim Hackett urging the automaker to recall 1.3 million Explorers for carbon monoxide leaks.