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Should 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivans Be Recalled?

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 their vehicles stalled. Vehicle owners claim they were unable to accelerate, deaccelerate or use power steering. A woman in California…
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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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Auto Recall Alert: Could the Engine in Your Ford Catch Fire?

Could your Ford catch fire or have its door swing open while you are driving? USA Today recently posted an article concerning two separate Ford auto recalls involving cars and trucks that can catch fire and have their doors swing open while the vehicle is moving. Both issues are extremely troubling, because they can lead to drivers and/or passengers suffering catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or…
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Product Recall Alert: Is It Safe to Ride a Hoverboard?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has investigated over 60 hoverboard fires since 2015. In 2016, the CPSC recalled over half a million hoverboards due to fire and explosion risks. Recently, the CPSC re-issued warnings regarding the dangers of hoverboards after two girls who were killed because of burns they suffered in a house fire that is believed to have started after a defective hoverboard exploded. What Is Causing Hoverboards…
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Why Did Honda and Acura Just Recall 772,000 Vehicles?

Are Honda and Acura recalling 772,000 vehicles because of faulty Takata airbags? Per a report in the International Business Times, as well as several other notable publications, that is the case, and it adds yet another chapter to the Takata airbag saga. What’s Wrong with the Airbags in Honda and Acura Vehicles? Per the report in IBT, Honda first began recalling vehicles containing Takata airbags in 2014. This latest recall…
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How Did a Two-Year-Old Boy Save His Brother from a Falling Dresser?

A two-year-old boy in Utah had to come to his twin brother’s rescue recently when he was the victim of a falling dresser. While the two boys were playing, one of them tried to climb the dresser, causing it to tilt forward and fall. As the video below shows, that’s when the boy’s brother shot into action, pushing the dresser off his brother and freeing him. The boys’ parents released…
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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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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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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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