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Ford Fusion
It has been quite a week at the Ford Motor Co. In the last seven days, the automaker has added more than 700,000 vehicles to its ongoing door latch recall, while opening new probes into three other problems. The latter three campaigns brought the total number of vehicles recalled by the number two domestic automaker to nearly 1.3 million. Interestingly, the increased recall action occurred during the week that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind was in Detroit meeting with automakers and touring facilities. Rosekind flew toRead More
The Department of Transport in Iowa has decided to help parents keep their teens safer while driving. They are commissioning work to develop a new app that parents can download to their teens’ phones. It’s to be called TXTL8R and, as you might guess, it cuts off the phone once the app detects the vehicle is traveling at more than 15 mph. Driver safety is a reasonably high priority in Iowa and, in 2013, the risk of a crash while texting was 23 times greater. There were 679 traffic crashesRead More