Car Safety

How Close Are We to the Age of the Self-Driving Car?

Imagine a world without traffic jams, driver's licenses or car insurance. Sounds like science fiction, but maybe it's not. Last week, California became the second state in the country to pass legislation paving the way for self-driving vehicles.

Honda Recalls 700,000 Vehicles on Engine Problems

Honda (HMC) is recalling almost 700,000 vehicles because of problems that could cause engines to stall. The affected vehicles include Fit, Freed and City compact car models in Asia and North America, BBC News reported.

Nissan Recalls More Than 600,000 Vehicles

Nissan (NSANY) is recalling more than 600,000 vehicles to fix potential problems on the lower steering column joint and shaft, and the positive battery cable terminal. The company said that corrosion on the lower column joint on certain Frontier and Xterra vehicles can lead to cracking of the steering shaft. Some Sentras may also have an issue with the connector on the positive battery cable terminal that could cause stalling at low speeds.

Nissan to Recall 2.14 Million Vehicles

Nissan Motor Co. (NSANY) will recall 2.14 million vehicles because of a flawed ignition relay that could create problems with the engine. The recalls are mostly in Japan, with 835,000 units, and in the United States and Canada, with a total of 762,000 units, Reuters reported. About a dozen different models are affected, including the March/ Micra and the Cube.

Ferrari Recalling More Than 1,000 Supercars After Reports of Fire

Ferrari is recalling more than 1,000 of its 458 Italia supercars after reports of fires. Following reports of fires in locations from Paris to China, Ferrari has determined that the problem is caused by an adhesive used in the wheel-arch assemblies, Reuters reported.

Authorities Probe Potential Steering Problem in Hyundai Sonata

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into potential steering problems in some 2011 Hyundai Sonatas. The probe is based on two incidents that the company reported through the government%u2019s "Early Warning Reporting" system, CNN said.