US Safety Agency Probes VW SUV Lighting Problem - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

US Safety Agency Probes VW SUV Lighting Problem

DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating thousands of Volkswagen SUVs because the outside lights can go out unexpectedly.
    
The probe affects 61,000 VW Tiguans from the 2009 through 2011 model years.
    
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 26 drivers have complained about headlights, tail lights and turn signals going dark. Many said they found an overheated and melted fuse under the hood. The agency says the fuse controls several exterior light circuits. The complaints say the problem gets worse over time.
    
A VW spokesman says he's checking into the matter.
    
The problem hasn't caused any crashes or injuries. Investigators will determine if it's bad enough to cause a recall.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Amazon.com to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Spokane

    Amazon.com to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Spokane

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:51:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Seattle-based Amazon.com is opening a fulfillment center in Spokane, promising more than 1,500 full-time jobs.    The company announced on Friday that it was opening its first fulfillment center in eastern Washington.    The 600,000-square foot center will be built near the Spokane International Airport.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Seattle-based Amazon.com is opening a fulfillment center in Spokane, promising more than 1,500 full-time jobs.    The company announced on Friday that it was opening its first fulfillment center in eastern Washington.    The 600,000-square foot center will be built near the Spokane International Airport.

    >>
  • Death toll from Missouri duck boat accident climbs to 17

    Death toll from Missouri duck boat accident climbs to 17

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:51:29 GMT

    BRANSON, Mo. - Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said.

    >>

    BRANSON, Mo. - Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said.

    >>
  • Hayden man arrested for hate crime following fight with youth pastor

    Hayden man arrested for hate crime following fight with youth pastor

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:36 AM EDT2018-07-20 06:36:38 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On July 12, officers responded to a large fight at a Coeur d'Alene McDonald's. Court documents say a Hayden man was charged with battery and malicious harassment, which is considered a hate crime in Idaho, following an investigation by police.  When officers arrived on scene, the fight had broken up, but witnesses were interviewed at the scene.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On July 12, officers responded to a large fight at a Coeur d'Alene McDonald's. Court documents say a Hayden man was charged with battery and malicious harassment, which is considered a hate crime in Idaho, following an investigation by police.  When officers arrived on scene, the fight had broken up, but witnesses were interviewed at the scene.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • National NewsMore>>

  • Sheriff: At least 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

    Sheriff: At least 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:50 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:50:21 GMT

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri sheriff says at least 11 people have now been confirmed dead after a boat carrying tourists on a lake in a popular vacation city capsized and sank. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says seven people have been hospitalized and five others remain missing. He says divers have ended their search of Table Rock Lake in Branson for the night. The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that investigators will arrive on the scene Friday morning.

    >>

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri sheriff says at least 11 people have now been confirmed dead after a boat carrying tourists on a lake in a popular vacation city capsized and sank. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says seven people have been hospitalized and five others remain missing. He says divers have ended their search of Table Rock Lake in Branson for the night. The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that investigators will arrive on the scene Friday morning.

    >>
  • Yellowstone boss to leave post in September

    Yellowstone boss to leave post in September

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:37 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:37:13 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0
    Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Yellowstone National Park superintendent who said he was being forced out by the Trump administration will leave his post in late September. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the park announced Thursday that Dan Wenk, who has been superintendent since 2011, will retire from the National Park Service on September 29. Wenk will be replaced by Cameron "Cam" Sholly, the current director of the park service's Midwest Region. 

    >>

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Yellowstone National Park superintendent who said he was being forced out by the Trump administration will leave his post in late September. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the park announced Thursday that Dan Wenk, who has been superintendent since 2011, will retire from the National Park Service on September 29. Wenk will be replaced by Cameron "Cam" Sholly, the current director of the park service's Midwest Region. 

    >>
  • Big move for Big Bird: Sesame Street moving into classrooms

    Big move for Big Bird: Sesame Street moving into classrooms

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:01:58 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Sesame Street company is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum. It's a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on children. Sesame Workshop and McGraw-Hill Education announced their new partnership Thursday.

    >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Sesame Street company is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum. It's a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on children. Sesame Workshop and McGraw-Hill Education announced their new partnership Thursday.

    >>