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Audi is recalling 139,000 sedans due to an issue that affects the passenger occupant detection system. This system is designed to detect front seat passengers to help the airbags deploy. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the sensor could suffer from wear and tear that prevents it…

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is expanding its investigation into reports of brake failures in certain Ford vehicles. NHTSA’s investigation into the issue began in 2016. The federal auto regulator is investigating reports of crashes and injuries that involve 2006-2012 Ford Fusion, 2006-2012 Lincoln MKZ and 2006-2011 Mercury…

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to receive complaints from Ford Explorer owners who say they are being exposed to carbon monoxide. More than eighty of the complaints sent to NHTSA mention injuries. Due to these developments, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) has once again called on…

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Consumer advocates with the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) have called on Chrysler to issue a recall for 2017 Pacifica minivans. More than 156,000 of these vehicles have been sold in the US. CAS claims the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received 50 reports from consumers who claim…

An investigation conducted by three consumer safety agencies has discovered CarMax is selling recalled vehicles with unrepaired defects. CarMax has 185 used car lots across the country, three of which are located in Pennsylvania. The Center for Auto Safety, the CARS Foundation and the MASSPIRG Education Fund analyzed 1,699 vehicles…

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Ford has issued a recall for 116,796 trucks and SUVs because the bolts in the seat, seatbelt or seatbelt buckles may fracture. According to Ford, bolt fractures can harm the structural integrity of the seat or the seatbelt’s performance during a crash or sudden stop. The following vehicle models are…

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A Honda recall has been issued for 1.15 million Accord vehicles sold in the United States. According to Honda, the 12-volt battery sensors used in 2013-2016 Honda Accords may cause engine fires. Honda claims the sensors are not sufficiently sealed against moisture. Over time, this moisture can attract conductive and…

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United Press International (UPI) reported on two recalls involving South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai. The larger of the two recalls concerns the Hyundai Santa Fe, the automaker’s popular Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). That recall includes 437,400 2013-2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport SUVs. The Santa Fe SUVs were recalled,…

Ford has recalled certain 2017 model year vehicles due to a defective seat recliner mechanism that have welds that may fail in a crash. Vehicles named in the Recall: 2017 Ford F-550 SD 2017 Ford F-150 2017 Ford Explorer 2017 Ford F-350 SD 2017 Ford F-450 SD 2017 Ford F-250…

Recently, Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.25 million Dodge Ram pickup trucks because of a potentially deadly software glitch that can lead to the seatbelts and airbags in Dodge pickups failing to work during crashes. In the video below, auto defect attorney Stewart Eisenberg discusses what can happen to vehicle occupants if the seatbelts fail to…