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When looking for news on car safety, is your best resource. From white papers on insurance costs to a state by state breakdown of insurance, accident guide, driver’s education and licensing and general car safety tips, we provide you quality and up to date information. Nissan Xterra Discontinued due to Safety Regulations The car that single-handedly saved the Japanese automaker from the wrecking yards, is itself fated for the scrap heap. The Nissan Xterra, debuted in 1999 as a new SUV that had some quirky features that many loved.Read More
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Honda, the automaker that has felt the greatest impact of the airbag inflator saga, continues to take hits as it checks vehicles built in 2000 and 2001 to determine whether it used ARC airbag inflators in its products. According to Bloomberg News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received two reports regarding incidents regarding ARC Automotive airbag inflators. One report involved a 2009 Chrysler minivan and the other involved a 2004 Kia Optima. Though there was only the pair of reports, the agency believed the severity of the incidentsRead More
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Following weeks of hinting, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced this week it would be taking action on long-stalled auto recalls. The recalls that have piqued the interest of the agency are one that involves the gas tanks of 1.56 million older Jeeps and the continuing Takata airbag crisis. The Jeep recall began in 2013 and ended last year. However, the agency may reopen it. The other recall is the continuing Takata airbag fiasco that involves 17 million U.S. vehicles and as many as 25 million overseas. TheRead More
Honda has stepped out on its own to conduct an independent investigation of exploding Takata airbags. While 10 automakers work together in a consortium to find the cause of problems plaguing airbags, Honda has decided to step out on its own as it also seek the cause. According to Automotive News, the automaker has hired a U.S. engineering firm to look into the cause of airbag ruptures in devices made by Takata, besieged airbag manufacturer whose exploding airbag inflators have been linked to six deaths and scores of injuries. InRead More
Honda has reported the sixth death related to Takata-manufactured airbags used in its vehicles. The number of deaths linked to faulty Takata-made airbags continues to rise with the reported Jan. 18 death in Texas of a 35-year-old father of two. According to Automotive News, American Honda has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of its findings in a preliminary study of the fatal accident. The carmaker said, in a prepared statement, “The vehicle involved in this crash was included in a 2011 recall for the driver’s frontal airbagRead More
Honda yesterday expanded the scope of its driver-side-only airbag recall while Takata adamantly refused to expand its recall program. Turning to Swedish airbag manufacturer for assistance, Honda yesterday expanded its driver-side-only airbag recall. Formerly, the recall had been limited to high-humidity areas, however, in response to requests from federal regulators, the automaker expanded its recall. Loaners To Be Offered At the same time, Honda acknowledged that the added burden of a nationwide recall is taxing its ability to provide repair parts. Rick Schostek, an executive vice president, told a subcommitteeRead More