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Nissan expands Altima hood latch recall to 625k cars

Nissan expands Altima hood latch recall to 625k cars

Filed under: Recalls, Nissan, Safety, SedanNissan expanded an October recall on its Altima sedan, adding vehicles from model years 2014 and 2015 to the 220,000 vehicles recalled from MY 2013.Continue reading Nissan expands Altima hood latch recall to 625k carsNissan expands Altima hood latch recall [more]
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Pedestrian roadway deaths flat in 2014, progress slow

Pedestrian roadway deaths flat in 2014, progress slow

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, United StatesThe Governors Highway Safety Association has released an analysis of preliminary pedestrian fatality traffic data for the first six months of 2014. The study indicates deaths for the year are likely be be about the same as 2013, indicating slow pro [more]
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Nissan Sentra crash rating improves, now Top Safety Pick [w/video]

Nissan Sentra crash rating improves, now Top Safety Pick [w/video]

Filed under: Videos, Nissan, Safety, Sedan, BudgetNissan's work on the crash structure of its Sentra sedan has paid off, as the IIHS has just certified the compact as a Top Safety Pick.Continue reading Nissan Sentra crash rating improves, now Top Safety Pick [w/video]Nissan Sentra crash rating impro [more]
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BRP recalling 5,200 Can-Am Spyders for excessive heat

BRP recalling 5,200 Can-Am Spyders for excessive heat

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Motorcycle​Bombardier Recreational Products is recalling 5,165 examples of the 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT. It's possible that if the trikes idle for low periods or there is prolonged low-speed riding, excessive heat can build up. This can cause to burns to riders or fires. [more]
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Kia recalls 12k 2016 Sorento models for faulty accelerator pedal

Kia recalls 12k 2016 Sorento models for faulty accelerator pedal

Filed under: Recalls, Kia, Safety, United States, CrossoverKia is recalling over 12,000 examples of the 2016 Sorento because of the possibility of a faulty accelerator pedal. A bad solder on a capacitor could cause the crossover to enter Limp Home Mode or Forced Idle Mode.Continue reading Kia recall [more]
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GM recalls Cadillac ATS and Chevy Impala for separate issues

GM recalls Cadillac ATS and Chevy Impala for separate issues

Filed under: Recalls, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Safety, United States, SedanGM is announcing two recalls to align its vehicles with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. One covers the moonroof controls for the Cadillac ATS, and the other controls the electronic parking brake for the Chevy Impala.Conti [more]
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Senate votes to offer incentive to auto safety whistleblowers

Senate votes to offer incentive to auto safety whistleblowers

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, United StatesThe Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee gave its full support to a bill that would encourage whistleblowers in the auto industry. Under the legislation someone that speaks out could get 30 percent of any federal fines aga [more]
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26k Chrysler 200 models recalled over parking woes

26k Chrysler 200 models recalled over parking woes

Filed under: Recalls, Chrysler, Safety, SedanChrysler is recalling 26,000 Chrysler 200 models equipped with V6 engines after reports that some vehicles wouldn't shift into park.Continue reading 26k Chrysler 200 models recalled over parking woes26k Chrysler 200 models recalled over parking woes origi [more]
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Shorter yellow lights in Chicago could mean more tickets, new mayor

Shorter yellow lights in Chicago could mean more tickets, new mayor

Filed under: Government/Legal, Driving, SafetyA story on FiveThirtyEight suggests that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bid for a second term could be derailed by the controversial red-light camera program there, with particularly short yellow-light times showering drivers with $100 citations.Continue r [more]
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Police dashcam captures NJ home detonating due to gas leak

Police dashcam captures NJ home detonating due to gas leak

Filed under: Etc., Videos, Safety, United States, Police/EmergencyA police dashcam in New Jersey captured the explosion of a home under renovation because of a gas leak. Fifteen people were harmed in the blast.Continue reading Police dashcam captures NJ home detonating due to gas leakPolice dashcam [more]
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American Horror Story star's death spotlights pedestrian crashes

American Horror Story star's death spotlights pedestrian crashes

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, Safety, TechnologyBen Woolf, a star of American Horror Story: Freak Show, died this week in Los Angeles after being struck by an SUV. His death highlighted efforts by regulators and automakers to ramp up pedestrian safety efforts, though fatalities remain [more]
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Going for a long drive? Don't forget the sunscreen

Going for a long drive? Don't forget the sunscreen

Filed under: Etc., Driving, SafetyIt's very easy to ignore, but drivers need to consider their exposure to the sun's UVA and UVB rays when behind the wheel. Studies indicate that skin cancer is more prevalent on the left side because it's the one the radiation hits most when coming through the windo [more]
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Senator asks DOJ to look into car insurance repairs

Senator asks DOJ to look into car insurance repairs

Filed under: Aftermarket, Government/Legal, Auto Repair, Insurance, SafetyA group of more than 500 body shops in 36 states have filed a lawsuit against the nation's top insurers over a practice called "steering", which is when insurers use various tactics to lead a policyholder to one of the company [more]
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More GM ignition-switch claims roll in

More GM ignition-switch claims roll in

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM, Safety, United StatesGeneral Motors received 33 more claims to its ignition-switch claim facility this week, which pushed the total to 4,345. The number of accepted cases increased by eight, including one fatality and seven injuries.Continue reading More G [more]
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Xcar rates AWD vs. FWD vs. RWD

Xcar rates AWD vs. FWD vs. RWD

Filed under: Videos, BMW, Subaru, Renault, Driving, Safety, UKXcar wants to know whether all-wheel drive is really the best choice when the road gets slippery in a test of it against front- and rear-wheel-drive vehicles in a trio of challenges.Continue reading Xcar rates AWD vs. FWD vs. RWDXcar rate [more]
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Kyle Busch breaks leg in big crash, will miss Daytona 500

Kyle Busch breaks leg in big crash, will miss Daytona 500

Filed under: Celebrities, Motorsports, Videos, Toyota, Safety, RacingNASCAR driver Kyle Busch suffered a fractured leg yesterday at Daytona during the 112th lap of the Alert Today Florida 300, the season-opening race of the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series. Busch will miss the Daytona 500.Continue reading [more]
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Beleaguered Takata unlikely to seek automaker assistance

Beleaguered Takata unlikely to seek automaker assistance

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Recalls, Honda, SafetyIf things go poorly for Takata financially in the wake of its airbag recall, there's a small possibility that the company might need financial assistance from the affected automakers. After all of the trouble, though, Honda has little desire to [more]
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2016 Kia Sorento now an IIHS Top Safety Pick

2016 Kia Sorento now an IIHS Top Safety Pick

Filed under: Videos, Kia, Safety, CrossoverThe new 2016 Kia Sorento earns Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety by scoring a 'good' mark on the small overlap crash test.Continue reading 2016 Kia Sorento now an IIHS Top Safety Pick2016 Kia Sorento now an IIHS Top Safe [more]
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Takata fined $14,000 a day for failing to cooperate with feds

Takata fined $14,000 a day for failing to cooperate with feds

Filed under: Government/Legal, SafetyGlobal automotive supplier Takata has not cooperated with an investigation into exploding airbags responsible for killing at least five motorists and injuring dozens more, federal authorities said Friday.Continue reading Takata fined $14,000 a day for failing to [more]
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GM gets 75 more ignition-switch claims; 4 more death claims approved

GM gets 75 more ignition-switch claims; 4 more death claims approved

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM, Safety, United StatesGeneral Motors received 75 more claims from people about the automaker's faulty ignition switches. The number of eligible claims jumped up by 12, including four more for deaths and eight more for injuries.Continue reading GM gets 75 mo [more]
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