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GM Issues Three More Recalls For Ignition Defects

By Brian Chase on January 5, 2015 - No comments

GM RecallGeneral Motors has announced three new recalls affecting more than 83,000 SUVs and pickup trucks that may have defective ignition systems.

According to a Reuters news report, no crashes or injuries have been reported from these latest round of recalls, which focus on a potential defect in the vehicles’ electrical systems.

So far, ignition problems have triggered dozens of recalls from General Motors throughout 2014.

The automaker recalled more than 2.5 million vehicles following accidents that caused at least 40 deaths and scores of injuries. …Read the rest »


Mitsubishi Recalls SUVs For Seatbelt Defects

By Brian Chase on December 22, 2014 - No comments

Mitsubishi Vehicle Defect RecallMitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 54,779 SUVs to fix a problem with the front passenger seatbelt lap fastener.

According to Edmunds.com, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the recall of 2013-15 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUVs.

In the affected vehicles, the front passenger seatbelt lap end attachment fastener may not be torqued to specification.

This means that the fastener may loosen with time and be incapable of withstanding the load forces associated with a car crash.

This could leave the vehicle occupant insufficiently restrained and at risk of …Read the rest »


Records Show Takata Sought Patents for Safer Airbags

By Brian Chase on December 15, 2014 - No comments

Takata Sought Patents for Safer Airbags
Airbag patent filings show researchers for airbag manufacturer Takata looked for ways to make the safety devices more durable and the explosive propellant inside them more stable for decades before the company’s products that were designed to save lives started to do the opposite – kill people. According to a Bloomberg report, the patents, some from as early as 1985, were intended to improve the ammonium nitrate propellants that help inflate the bags and strengthen their metal housing. The patent applications have added to a mountain of evidence showing that Takata could have acted sooner to prevent airbag deaths linked to at least five fatalities worldwide.
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Nissan Recalls Vehicles For Possible Fuel Leaks

By Brian Chase on December 12, 2014 - No comments

Nissan RecallNissan Motor Company is issuing an auto defect recall for about 470,000 SUVs and cars worldwide for possible fuel leaks.

According to a Reuters news report, Nissan is recalling the vehicles from model years 2012 through 2015 because fuel pressure sensors may not have been properly tightened during production.

This defect, reported in vehicles with direct injection engines, could lead to a …Read the rest »


General Motors Recalls Vehicles for Defective Airbags

By Brian Chase on December 8, 2014 - No comments

GM recall for airbag recall problems. General Motors is issuing an auto defect recall for more than 2,200 model year 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks. According to an Associated Press news report, GM had ordered dealers in October to stop selling the trucks because the driver’s side airbag could fail to deploy during a car accident. The automaker blames the problem on driver-side airbag connections that are incorrectly wired and cause a reversal of the airbag deployment sequence.
…Read the rest »


Woman Cleared In Death Linked To GM Faulty Ignition Switch

By Brian Chase on November 26, 2014 - No comments

GM RecallCandice Anderson was cleared in the death of her boyfriend, Gene Mikale Erickson, which occurred nearly a decade ago, which has now been tied to a General Motors defective ignition switch.

According to a news report in The New York Times, a judge in Texas cleared Anderson in the death of her boyfriend even though she had pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the case years ago.

Anderson was only 21 at the time of the crash. She was driving her Saturn Ion when she inexplicably lost control and crashed into a tree. Erickson, her passenger, died at the scene.

Anderson’s record and guilt were cleared just last week when GM admitted …Read the rest »


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