National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The agency accused Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix up to 2.5 million older Grand Cherokees and Libertys with gas tanks behind the rear axles.
Patrick Ivison, now 19, nearly died when he was walking with his mom behind a car that suddenly backed up, pinning him underneath.
The recall covers vans from the 2009-2014 model years and includes GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express models.
Chrysler said Thursday that it is recalling 278,000 pickup trucks and SUVs because their rear axles can lock up unexpectedly.
The LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division is promoting public awareness of the proper use of child safety seats.
With temperatures expected to get into the triple digits this week, the Los Angeles Fire Department is ramping up a heat safety campaign to remind parents to never leave a child alone in a hot car.
General Motors wants the owners of 8,000 Chevrolet Volts to bring their cars in to dealers to address possible battery fire issues.
California lawmakers are taking a step toward enacting what would be the nation’s first law forcing rental car companies to pull recalled vehicles off the road.
New guidelines for parents say children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are two-years-old instead of one. And some kids should ride in booster seats until age 12.
Chrysler recalled nearly 150,000 trucks and SUVs on Thursday to address problems including steering, air bag issues and the potential for trucks to stall.