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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘NHTSA’

Hyundai Recalls Elantra Touring Vehicles Due To Airbag Support Bracket Defects

Hyundai Motor Co. said that they will be recalling 35,000 2010-12 Elantra Touring vehicles in the U.S. and 23,600 vehicles in Canada due to faulty support brackets for airbags. According to them, the support bracket of the airbag can come loose and the airbag can be unintentionally deployed causing injury. According to the company’s spokesman Jim Trainor, there have been …

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Mercedes-Benz Recall Affects 284,000 Cars

Mercedes-Benz will recall approximately 284,000 C-class cars in the U.S. and Canada due to a problem with the rear tail lamps. The recall involves nearly 253,000 cars sold in the U.S., specifically the 2008-2011 C300, C300 4Matic, C350, and C63 AMG vehicles that were manufactured between January 26, 2007 and July 13, 2011. The problem with the rear tail lamps, …

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General Motors Being Fined For Unanswered Questions

General Motors is now facing a crisis over its inaction with regards to important safety recalls over the past decade. Last week GM CEO Mary Barra testified before a U.S. congressional subcommittee hearing on the company’s ignition switch recall. The recall involves numerous GM models with a defect that could shut the engine off while in operation. At least 13 …

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Texting and Driving Targeted in DoT’s First National Anti-Distracted Driving Ads

Everyone can agree that any deaths that stem from distracted driving are tragic, but 3,328 in a single year? That’s just staggering. In light of these shocking numbers, the U.S. Department of Transportation is doing something they’ve never done before–run a national ad campaign about distracted driving, and most specifically, texting while driving. Starting today and running for a week, …

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Graco Recall: Graco Children’s Products Expands Car Seat Recall to 4.2M

Graco Children’s Products has expanded its recall list adding an additional 403,000 child car seats to its original recall. According to the Associated Press, the American baby products company originally recalled an estimated 3.8 million car safety seats last month due to a defect in the harness buckles. The voluntary recall cited that the harness buckle “can become progressively more difficult to …

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2014 Acura RDX And MDX Earn “Best Car For The Money”

One for the money, two for the road – two superior SUV crossovers, that is. With its sleek appearance and spacious interior, Acura’s 2014 RDX earned the “Best Luxury Compact SUV For The Money” award, while its equally appealing MDX luxury SUV earned the “Best Luxury 3-Row Midsize SUV For The Money” title for itself. “The MDX and RDX continue …

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Elon Musk Calls Media Coverage of Tesla Unreasonable

In the past couple of months, several fires have broken out as a result of accidents involving Tesla Model S cars and multiple purchasers. As the company fought to repair the damage, their stock price zig-zagged as if it were riding a rollercoaster; this week, USNews.com reports CEO Elon Musk condemning the media coverage of the car fires as “extremely …

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Tesla Model S Gets the Highest Safety Rating…Ever

In terms of U.S. automobile safety testing, the Tesla Model S has just set a new record. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just awarded Tesla’s full-sized luxury sedan a 5-star safety rating – both overall and across the board, in every single category tested. The car also received a 5.4 star Vehicle Safety Score, the highest ever …

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Hyundai Issues Recall for 260,000 Vehicles

If you are the proud owner of a Hyundai Sonata or Azera manufactured between 2005 and 2011, or a 2013 Sante Fe, then you should pay very close attention to this story. The company announced a massive recall for the vehicles in hopes of avoiding injuries caused by a peculiar issue with the cars axle. The National HighwayTraffic and Safety …

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Google Snags a New Self-Driving Car Safety Chief

Google, who has been working very hard to get their self-driving cars on the road, has just made another leap forward for the initiative. Just a couple months after having driverless cars legalized in California, Google has made a significant hire and created a new position inside the company. Wired reports that Google has snatched up Ron Medford to be …

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Volvo Recall: Car Manufacturer Fined $1.5 Million

Volvo recall: Although the car manufacturer is thought to produce some of the safest automobiles money can buy, apparently even they are prone to making mistakes. Between 2010 and 2012, the company recalled roughly 32,000 vehicles for a variety of issues, including incorrect tire-pressure labeling, defective airbag deployments, and stalling engines. Although the company eventually alerted consumers about the recalls, …

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