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Honda recalls Accord to replace airbag control unit

Honda recalls Accord to replace airbag control unit

Filed under: Recalls, Honda, Safety, SedanHonda will recall the 2008-2010 Accord sedan because moisture can corrode the supplemental restraint system electronic control unit. This could cause the airbags not to deploy in an accident.Continue reading Honda recalls Accord to replace airbag control uni [more]
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VW and Audi recall Tiguan and Q5 to replace Takata inflators

VW and Audi recall Tiguan and Q5 to replace Takata inflators

Filed under: Recalls, Audi, Volkswagen, Safety, Crossover, LuxuryVW and Audi will recall the 2015 Tiguan and Q5 to replace the Takata side airbag inflators. There's one report of an injury in a Tiguan.Continue reading VW and Audi recall Tiguan and Q5 to replace Takata inflatorsVW and Audi recall Tig [more]
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Takata posts profit despite broadening airbag scandal

Takata posts profit despite broadening airbag scandal

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, SafetyTakata posted significantly higher quarterly profits this year, but its airbag inflator scandal continued to grow.Continue reading Takata posts profit despite broadening airbag scandalTakata posts profit despite broadening airbag scandal originally appeared on [more]
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Huge spike in traffic deaths is largest since 1940s

Huge spike in traffic deaths is largest since 1940s

Filed under: Government/Legal, SafetyTraffic fatalities continue to rise at their fastest pace in decades, according to the latest federal data available.Continue reading Huge spike in traffic deaths is largest since 1940sHuge spike in traffic deaths is largest since 1940s originally appeared on Aut [more]
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OSHA investigating death at GM foundry in Defiance, OH

OSHA investigating death at GM foundry in Defiance, OH

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, GM, SafetyA worker was killed after falling into a pit used to store coke at a GM foundry in Ohio. OSHA will investigate. The facility produces parts for V6 and V8 engines.Continue reading OSHA investigating death at GM foundry in Defiance, OHOSHA investigating dea [more]
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Good Samaritans rescue driver from sinking car in Florida

Good Samaritans rescue driver from sinking car in Florida

Filed under: Government/Legal, Weird Car News, Driving, Safety, Autoblog MinuteA pair of good Samaritans and three police detectives saved an elderly Florida man from drowning in his car after it crashed into a pond this week.Continue reading Good Samaritans rescue driver from sinking car in Florida [more]
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Honda recalls 2.23 million vehicles to replace Takata inflators

Honda recalls 2.23 million vehicles to replace Takata inflators

Filed under: Recalls, Acura, Honda, SafetyHonda and Acura will recall over 2 million models in the US to give them new driver side airbag inflators.Continue reading Honda recalls 2.23 million vehicles to replace Takata inflatorsHonda recalls 2.23 million vehicles to replace Takata inflators original [more]
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Continental Automotive recalls 5 million airbag control units

Continental Automotive recalls 5 million airbag control units

Filed under: Recalls, Chrysler, Fiat, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Safety, Crossover, Minivan/Van, SedanOnly 580,000 Continental airbag-equipped vehicles have been officially recalled, making it extremely likely that additional brands will be impacted.Continue reading Continental Automotive recalls 5 milli [more]
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Toyota and Lexus recall models for inadvertent airbag deployment

Toyota and Lexus recall models for inadvertent airbag deployment

Filed under: Recalls, Lexus, Toyota, Safety, SUV, TruckToyota and Lexus will recall older trucks and SUVs, including the Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequioa, LX470, and GX470, for inadvertent airbag deployment.Continue reading Toyota and Lexus recall models for inadvertent airbag deploymentToyota [more]
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Teens die from drinking mixture of racing fuel and soda

Teens die from drinking mixture of racing fuel and soda

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Weird Car News, Safety, Autoblog MinuteTwo Tennessee teenagers are dead and two more are in the hospital after allegedly consuming methanol-based racing fuel mixed with Mountain Dew.Continue reading Teens die from drinking mixture of racing fuel and sodaTeens d [more]
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Family walks away from terrible crash caught on dashcam

Family walks away from terrible crash caught on dashcam

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Weird Car News, Driving, SafetyA family of three was lucky to survive this dramatic car crash where their Volvo flipped over and skidded across a rainy highway in the UK in 2014.Continue reading Family walks away from terrible crash caught on dashcamFamily walk [more]
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Dutch police are training eagles to murder illegal drones

Dutch police are training eagles to murder illegal drones

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Safety, Emerging Technologies, Gadgets, TechnologyA Dutch firm is working with the Dutch National Police using trained raptors to target consumer-sized drones and knock them out of the sky.Continue reading Dutch police are training eagles to murder illegal dron [more]
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Mazda recalls Takata airbags in B-Series

Mazda recalls Takata airbags in B-Series

Filed under: Recalls, Mazda, Safety, TruckMazda will recall the 2004-2006 B-Series pickup to replace the driver's side Takata airbag inflators.Continue reading Mazda recalls Takata airbags in B-SeriesMazda recalls Takata airbags in B-Series originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:30:0 [more]
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Honda issues stop sale on 2016 Civic with 2.0-liter engine

Honda issues stop sale on 2016 Civic with 2.0-liter engine

Filed under: Recalls, Honda, Safety, SedanHonda has a stop sale and impending recall of the 2016 Civic with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder because of an issue that could cause engine failure or damage.Continue reading Honda issues stop sale on 2016 Civic with 2.0-liter engineHonda issues stop sale on 2 [more]
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Mazda halts sales of CX-5 due to fire risk in crashes

Mazda halts sales of CX-5 due to fire risk in crashes

Filed under: Recalls, Mazda, Safety, CrossoverMazda has issued a stop sale and recall for the 2014-2016 CX-5 because there could be a fuel leak in a rear collision.Continue reading Mazda halts sales of CX-5 due to fire risk in crashesMazda halts sales of CX-5 due to fire risk in crashes originally a [more]
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Takata CEO won't resign from company despite airbag scandal

Takata CEO won't resign from company despite airbag scandal

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, SafetyTakata CEO Shigehisa Takada will remain in charge of the auto supplier, which counters earlier rumors of his possible resignation.Continue reading Takata CEO won't resign from company despite airbag scandalTakata CEO won't resign from company despite airba [more]
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Study finds more accidents after red-light cameras installed

Study finds more accidents after red-light cameras installed

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Police/EmergencyIn the same week a federal jury convicted a Chicago transportation official of taking bribes from a leading red-light camera company, city council members in another American city said they felt duped by promises of improved safety.Continue read [more]
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Nissan recalls 846k Altimas for secondary hood latch problem

Nissan recalls 846k Altimas for secondary hood latch problem

Filed under: Recalls, Nissan, Safety, SedanNissan will recall 846,000 examples of the 2013-2015 Altima because the secondary hood latch might not fasten.Continue reading Nissan recalls 846k Altimas for secondary hood latch problemNissan recalls 846k Altimas for secondary hood latch problem originall [more]
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Motorcyclist awarded $180,000 after encounter with police

Motorcyclist awarded $180,000 after encounter with police

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, SafetyA federal jury ruled this week that an Oregon State Policeman violated a Eugene man's civil rights by using excessive force during a traffic stop in 2012.Continue reading Motorcyclist awarded $180,000 after encounter with policeMotorcyclist awarded $180,0 [more]
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Collision-prevention systems put huge dent in crash numbers

Collision-prevention systems put huge dent in crash numbers

Filed under: SafetyCollision-avoidance technology can significantly reduce car crashes. Researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have found automated emergency braking systems reduce rear-end crashes by 40 percent.Continue reading Collision-prevention systems put huge dent in crash [more]
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