WASHINGTON-Vehicle safety information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can now be quickly obtained through the free online services of the National Technical Information Service FedWorld Information System. The 24-hour service can be accessed with computer and modem at (703) 321-3339; via the Internet by using ``fedworld.gov'' or on the World Wide Web via ``www.fedworld.gov.''
Probe of Chrysler ABS failures widens
WASHINGTON-The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding its investigation of possible anti-lock brake failure in Chrysler Corp. vehicles.
NHTSA has added six models to the investigation: the Chrysler New Yorker, Chrysler Fifth Avenue, Chrysler Imperial, Eagle Premier, Dodge Dynasty and Dodge Monaco, all made between 1990 and 1993. Originally, the probe included only the 1991-93 Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager minivans.
In question are the Bendix-10 ABS system optional with these models. The agency has received more than 1,900 complaints from minivan owners alone, claiming problems with those brakes.
Toyota Motor Corp. recently unveiled in Tokyo an experimental car that monitors steering and the driver's pulse to detect alertness. When drowsiness is detected, the driver is instructed, audio-visually, to take a break.