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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…

Does your vehicle contain defects?

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,…

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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…

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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…

How to find vehicle safety defects.

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,…

deployed airbags after a hit and run accident

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…

deployed airbags after a hit and run accident

Is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) really okay with used car dealers selling vehicles with safety defects to unsuspecting consumers? According to a Huffington Post report, that might be the case. Reportedly, the FTC agreed with a recent lawsuit settlement involving a couple of used car dealerships and General Motors (GM)….