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Ford’s Drugged Driving Suit
The latest in Car Safety news is a weekly segment here at enabling you to see what the largest issues about car safety are including recalls, new technology, breaking reports and studies; keeping you informed is what we are aiming to do. Tesla Recall a Good Move For an Auto Manufacturer that has a penchant for safety, the latest 90,000 vehicle recall of every single Tesla Model S on the road around the world is somewhat surprising. Simply because they issued the recall voluntarily from one defect found inRead More
Winter Safety Tips is providing you with easily digestible wrap-ups of car safety news weekly in a quick synopsis of the major stories dealing with car safety issues. Find out the latest recalls, scandals, safety improvements or concerns quickly and easily right here. NHTSA Adds Auto-Braking to 5 Star Rating The march towards ever-increasing automatic safety features on vehicles continues as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that the feature of automatic braking will be added to its list of safety features required for a government 5 star safetyRead More
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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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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
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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 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
Chrysler will begin replace the Takata-made airbags in 371,309 vehicles made from 2003 to 2008 in December. The recall was announced in June. The airbag recalls continues to mushroom as Chrysler became the latest automaker to announce specifics of the recall of Takata-made airbags. The automaker, which announced the recall last June, will begin replacing the airbags in effected vehicles next month. Beginning in December, the automaker will recall vehicles in the South, Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, American Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, Guam and other high-humidity areas. The reasonRead More
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The airbag recall continues to mushrooming as the number of vehicles involved in the current recall rises to 7.8 million. Like the subject of the most current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall, the number of vehicles included in the safety agency’s latest round of callbacks has now reached 7.8 million vehicles. In a series of escalating recalls since last week, the number of vehicles recalled due to defective Takata airbags has blasted from 4.74 to 7.8 million vehicles in under six days. The action of the industry is unparalleledRead More
Ford Motors, already reeling from another recall affecting nearly 1 million vehicles, was dealt a second whammy as it watched its sales performance falter in September. Ford was the only major automaker to perform poorly in September as its sales dipped 2.4 percent from last year (180,000 versus 221,000). As a result, the automaker’s share of the market slipped 1.7 percent to 14.5 percent. A further result of the poor sales performance was a loss of faith in the financial markets. The automaker saw its stock value drop by moreRead More