WASHINGTON: U.S. auto safety investigators said on Tuesday they have opened a probe into 30 million vehicles built by nearly two dozen automakers that have potentially defective Takata air bag inflators.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an engineering analysis into an estimated 30 million U.S. vehicles from the 2001 through 2019 model years, Reuters first reported on Sunday, citing a document that had not been made public. The agency confirmed the new probe on Tuesday and said it applied to 1,384 different vehicle models.
No immediate safety risk has been identified and drivers do not need to take action, the agency said.
Monday, 25 September 2017 : Defending champion Marc Marquez opened a 16-point lead at the top of the world championship standings by winning the Aragon MotoGP. Victory took the Spanish Honda rider to 224 points and moved him clear of Andrea Dovizioso, who was sixth. Dani Pedrosa finished second and Jorge Lorenzo, who led the race, was third. Nine-time champion Valentino Rossi, who suffered a double leg fracture only three weeks ago, finished fifth on his Yamaha. The Italian was second behind three-time champion Lorenzo for part of the race before Marquez, Pedrosa and Maverick Vinales moved ahead of him. "It was really difficult," said Marquez, who began fifth on the grid. "I was riding smoother, although the feeling in the last part of the race wasn't a good one." There are only four more rounds remaining - the next race is theRead More »
Monday, 25 September 2017 : Defending champion Marc Marquez opened a 16-point lead at the top of the world championship standings by winning the Aragon MotoGP. Victory took the Spanish Honda rider to 224 points and moved him clear of Andrea Dovizioso, who was sixth. Dani Pedrosa finished second and …Read More »
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 : Marc Marquez says he cannot understand why MotoGP fans “cheer” when he crashed at the Misano round, and admitted it left him feeling “sad”. Honda rider Marquez won the San Marino Grand Prix with a last-lap pass on Pramac Ducati rider Danilo Petrucci, and was …Read More »
Monday, 11 September 2017 : Defending champion Marc Marquez won the rain-affected San Marino MotoGP to go joint top of the world championship standings with Andrea Dovizioso. The Honda rider’s final lap was the fastest of the race as he registered his fourth victory of the year. Italian Danilo Petrucci, …Read More »
Thursday, 25 May 2017 : Jenson Button says he is feeling no pressure going into his one-off return to Formula 1 at Monaco this weekend. The 2009 world champion is substituting at McLaren for Fernando Alonso, who is racing in the Indianapolis 500. Button said: “I am very relaxed. Very …Read More »
Friday, 21 April 2017 : Marc Marquez says his crash out of the lead of the Argentinian Grand Prix shows Honda’s MotoGP bike is still not where he wants it to be. Honda has revamped its engine again in 2017, including adopting a new firing order, in a bid to …Read More »
Saturday, 15 April 2017 : Britain’s Jenson Button will stand in for Fernando Alonso at next month’s Monaco Formula One Grand Prix while the Spaniard competes in the Indianapolis 500 on the same day, McLaren announced on Friday. Monaco resident Button, who handed over his McLaren seat to Belgian rookie …Read More »
Monday, 10 April 2017 : MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he does not know why he crashed out of the lead of the Argentinian Grand Prix. The Honda rider did not waste pole position and skipped away to lead by 2.248 seconds after three laps. While Pedrosa explained he “lost …Read More »
Thursday, 9 March 2017 : The two-time champion said the Honda had “no reliability and no power”, with only two days of testing remaining before the first race of the season on 26 March. But the Spaniard said he was “enjoying” driving the faster 2017 cars and added: “I feel …Read More »