Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 162 2018 Ford stripped chassis vehicles with 22.5-inch wheels and a 22,000-, 24,000- or 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating because the front-wheel studs were improperly heat treated.
American Traffic Solutions has rebranded itself as Verra Mobility Corp. to reflect the company's broader, global aspirations to become a smart mobility provider to help commercial fleets navigate toll, photo enforcement, parking fees, and other logistical challenges, the company has announced.
Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 550,000 2013 to 2016 Fusion midsize sedans and 2013 to 2014 Escape compact SUVs in North America because the bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may be degraded and detach from the transmission, which could result in a rollaway.
An audit of the way the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration handled the recall of vehicles equipped with faulty, and in some cases deadly, Takata air-bag inflators cites the agency for delayed action and poor oversight, which may have left dangerous vehicles operating on U.S. highways longer than necessary.
As regulators, public safety advocates and automakers grapple with how to create a federal legal framework for the deployment of autonomous vehicles, the nation's top auto safety official has said it's premature to regulate self-driving vehicles.