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Court Rules Chinese Tire Maker Can Be Sued In Iowa

By Brian Chase on March 11, 2015 - No comments

Iowa Supreme CourtThe Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that one of China’s largest tire manufacturers can be sued in that state for injuries suffered by a teenager when a tire exploded at his father’s repair shop.

According to a report in the Press-Citizen, the unanimous ruling stated that Iowa courts have jurisdiction over Doublestar Dongfent Tyre Company because it has shipped thousands of tires into the state.

The court rejected Doublestar’s argument that it could not be sued in Iowa because …Read the rest »

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Nissan Recalls Vehicles To Fix Faulty Hood Latches

By Brian Chase on March 9, 2015 - No comments

Nissan RecallNissan is issuing a vehicle defect recall for 640,000 more cars to fix a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are in motion.

According to a CBS news report, the recall covers Altima midsize sedans from the 2013 through 2015 mode years bringing the total number of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles recalled for the problem to nearly 1.1 million globally.

If the main latch is not fastened in these vehicles, the …Read the rest »

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Hyundai Recalls Elantra Cars For Potential Power Steering Failure

By Brian Chase on March 5, 2015 - No comments

Hyundai recallHyundai is recalling nearly 205,000 of its Elantra cars because the power steering could suddenly stop working, making the vehicle more difficult to turn.

According to a report in The New York Times, the recall covers 2008-2010 Elantra and the 2009-2010 Elantra Touring.

Hyundai officials said the driver would still be able to steer the car if the power steering fails, but that it would take …Read the rest »

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Chrysler Recalls 467,000 SUVs For Possible Stalling

By Brian Chase on March 4, 2015 - No comments

Chrysler RecallFiat Chrysler has issued an auto defect recall for more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to fix a defective fuel pump relay said to be at the root of a potential stalling problem.

According to an Associated Press news report, the same problem called an earlier recall of 189,000 SUVs in September 2014.

The recall this week brings the total number of vehicles affected by the stalling issue to more than 656,000.

A safety advocate says the recall should be …Read the rest »

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Feds Hit Takata With Daily Fine On Airbag Probe

By Brian Chase on February 23, 2015 - No comments

Airbag Failure AlertFederal auto safety regulators have slapped Takata Corporation with a $14,000 per-day fine for failing to properly cooperate with an investigation of its faulty airbags.

According to a Reuters news report, regulators with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have also revealed that a fraction of the 17 million cars recalled because of the problems have been repaired.

Takata, a Japanese auto parts supplier, is still dealing with a major recall and investigation related to defective airbags prone to …Read the rest »

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GM Recalls Vehicles For Defective Power Steering Systems

By Brian Chase on February 17, 2015 - No comments

General Motors RecallGeneral Motors is issuing a vehicle defect recall for more than 81,000 cars because their power steering systems could suddenly fail making the cars harder to turn.

According to a news report in The New York Times, the action expands a recall from last March that covered 1.3 million vehicles in the United States.

GM officials say they are aware of one crash, but no injuries related to a defect in the car’s electronic power steering system.

The newly recalled models are the 2006-7 Chevrolet …Read the rest »

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