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What Does the Latest Toyota Recall Mean for Prius Drivers?

Toyota has announced another recall for defective auto parts. The Japanese automaker has issued multiple recalls over the past few months. First, several hundred thousand Toyota vehicles were added to the infamous Takata recall. Then in February, a class action suit was filed against the company for crashes caused by Prius models stalling at high speeds. Now, the manufacturer is launching two more recalls just days apart. The subject of…
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Honda Recalls 1.15 Million 2013-2016 Accord Vehicles in the U.S. for Fire Risk

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 corrosive substances like road salt. Once these substances enter the battery sensor, they can cause corrosion and electrical shorts that…
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Is It Dangerous to Drive a Hyundai Santa Fe?

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, because the secondary hood latch on the vehicles can corrode and bind, which can lead to them failing to latch…
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Are Dodge Ram Pickup Trucks Safe? Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.25 Million Dodge Ram Trucks Because of a Deadly Software Glitch

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 work during a car accident.

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Auto Recall Alert: Are Vehicles with Autoliv Airbags and Seat Belts Safe?

While the Takata airbag recall has dominated headlines for some time, there are several other auto defect problems that need to be given  attention as well.. One such issue involves Autoliv Inc., which is an auto parts manufacturer like Takata. Autoliv is located in Sweden and focuses on making auto safety parts, such as airbags and seat belts. Autoliv auto parts are in approximately 1,300 different models of automobiles. As…
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Is Honda Doing Enough to Keep Vehicles with Takata Airbags Off the Road?

Officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently spoke to Honda about the company’s failure to do enough to notify vehicle owners about the recall on Takata airbags. Reportedly, the NHTSA expects Honda to do much more to ensure that the owners of over 300,000 Hondas with defective Takata airbags are tracked down so that the vehicles can be repaired. How Can Honda Do a Better Job of…
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Shopping for a Used Car? This Investigation Will Shock You!

Information about a frightening trend involving used cars with auto recalls recently came to light. According to KPRC-TV, after a woman’s 2011 Honda Pilot was recalled for defective airbags and she was told the parts to repair the vehicle were unavailable, she traded it in. Due to the airbag defect, Honda recommended that no one ride in the front passenger seat of unrepaired Pilots. However, within days of selling her…
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Auto Recall Alert: Is It Safe to Drive a Toyota Prius?

Per a USA Today article, in early October, there was a global recall issued for the Toyota Prius due to a dangerous brake defect. The story in USA Today revealed that Toyota had to recall over 300,000 2016 and 2017 Prius sedans, including 92,000 in the US and more than 200,000 in Japan. Models included in the recall are the Prius C, plug-in Prius Prime and Prius V. What’s Wrong…
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What’s Wrong with the Airbags and Seatbelts in Fiat Chrysler’s Cars?

According to The Wall Street Journal, there have been at least five injuries and three deaths linked to possibly defective airbags and seatbelts in Fiat Chrysler vehicles. This has led to Fiat Chrysler issuing a worldwide recall that includes 1.9 million automobiles. What’s the Problem with the Airbags and Seatbelts in Fiats? The report in The Wall Street Journal cites issues involving the front impact sensors and restraint control modules…
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Are Government Auction Vehicles Safe?

KFOX-TV recently ran a story about the government auctioning off recalled vehicles without repairing them first. Government auctions occur when the federal government sells vehicles it’s no longer using. The auctions allow the government to collect revenue for vehicles it can no longer use and it allows citizens to purchase vehicles at a fraction of the cost. However, while this sounds like a win-win for both sides, if the KFOX…
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