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Mitsubishi Recalls Vehicles For Sun Visor & Brake Issues

By Brian Chase on June 29, 2015 - No comments

Mitsubishi Vehicle Defect RecallMitsubishi is recalling about 535,000 vehicles in two separate recalls, one involving problems with sun visors and another to fix issues with the anti-lock brake system.

According to a report in Carcomplaints.com, the Japanese automaker is recalling about 460,000 mode year 2000 to 2005 Eclipse, 2001 to 2005 Eclipse Spyder, 2001-2005 Chrysler Sebring and 2001-2005 Dodge Stratus vehicles that need a tether strap to retain the passenger sun visor.

Two Separate Recalls

Mitsubishi says the passenger-side sun visor may be folded down in such a position that …Read the rest »

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Feds Investigate Ford Trucks For Power Brake Failure

By Brian Chase on June 29, 2015 - No comments

ford vehicle recallFederal safety regulators have opened an investigation into 250,000 large Ford trucks after receiving 32 consumer complaints about brake failures.

According to a report in Consumerist, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into model year 2011 and 2012 F-150 pickup trucks for potential …Read the rest »

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Los Angeles Woman Identified As Eighth Takata Airbag Victim

By Brian Chase on June 22, 2015 - No comments

takata airbagsJewel Brangman, a 26-year-old Los Angeles woman, has been identified as the eighth person killed by exploding airbags made by Takata Corporation.

According to a KPCC news report, Brangman died in a crash September from neck and head injuries after the driver’s side airbag in her rented 2001 Honda Civic inflated with too much force and spewed metal shrapnel.

Honda and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) both said that they had determined the faulty airbagcaused Brangman’s death.

She is the seventh victim in the United States and the eighth worldwide including a woman in Malaysia. …Read the rest »

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Is CarMax Selling Unrepaired Recalled Cars?

By Brian Chase on June 15, 2015 - No comments

Carmax Recalled VehiclesTwo California consumer groups want CarMax to stop selling used cars that have been recalled, but not repaired.

According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the California Public Interest Research Group and the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety Foundation are asking the state’s attorney general and Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate the sales practices of used car giant CarMax.

Safety advocates say the auto retailer routinely sells recalled vehicles unrepaired in …Read the rest »

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Acura Recalls Vehicles For Dangerous Brake Problems

By Brian Chase on June 15, 2015 - No comments

Acura LogoAcura has recalled two models for serious auto defects that could cause the vehicles’ automatic emergency braking systems to malfunction.

According to an Associated Press news report, the recall involves just under 48,000 MDX SUVs and RLX sedans worldwide from the 2014 and 2015 model years and shows how even the most sophisticated safety technology is vulnerable to …Read the rest »

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Elderly Man & Dog Die After Getting Trapped In Hot Corvette

By Brian Chase on June 11, 2015 - No comments

Corvette AccidentJames Rogers, 72, and his dog were killed after both were locked inside Rogers’ 2007 Chevy Corvette “dream car” by a dead battery in 90-degree heat in a crowded restaurant parking lot in Port Arthur, Texas.

According to a report in The Daily Mail, the incident occurred the afternoon of June 8, 2015 after it appeared that the electric doors and windows stopped working because the battery was dead. …Read the rest »

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