Elon Musk's Tesla Motors has made tracks in the automobile industry, both for its high-end cars and plans to build a battery plant and control one of the most important parts of producing electric cars.
The National Safety Council estimated that during 2013, 35,200 people died in US traffic accidents, plus there were about 3.8 million crash injuries requiring medical attention. An agency official blamed most of the accidents on human error.
Toyota recall involves 1.9 million Prius vehicles with 2010 to 2014 model years. No accidents or injuries have been reported in relation to the Toyota recall.
U.S. vehicle recalls numbered 21.9 million cars and trucks in 2013, reaching a nine-year high. Chrysler initiated the most US vehicle recalls, with 36.
After 59 complaints, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the safety of 30,000 Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a new side impact crash test for car seats that would test the effectiveness of a car seat when subjected to a "t-bone" crash.
Earlier reports suggested that Tesla was recalling as many as 29,000 Model S sedans.