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GM Stops Sale Of SUVs Due To Tire Recall

By Brian Chase on February 2, 2015 - No comments

GM Goodyear Tire RecallGeneral Motors Company has told its dealers to stop sales of about 6,000 2015 GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave SUVs because of a pending Goodyear tire recall.

The Goodyear recall covers tires on some of the SUV models that could crack. GM has said it will work with Goodyear to reach customers of the aftermarket tires.

GM has also said it will reach out to its dealers and Goodyear will go after non-dealership points of sale.

In a statement, Goodyear said the recall includes about 48,500 …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Defects

 

Ford Recalls 220,000 Vehicles For Safety Defects

By Brian Chase on February 2, 2015 - No comments

ford vehicle recallFord Motor Company has issued two separate vehicle defect recalls.

According to a Detroit News report, the automaker is recalling 205,000 2010-2013 Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Ford Police Interceptor sedans because of an issue with a spring that controls the interior door handles.

Ford said the door could become unlatched in a side-impact crash increasing the risk of injuries for vehicle occupants. This recall covers about …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Recalls

 

Drive Safely on Super Bowl Sunday

By Brian Chase on January 30, 2015 - No comments

Super_Bowl_XLIII_-_Thunderbirds_Flyover_-_Feb_1_2009 Law enforcement officials and safety advocates are encouraging Southern California Super Bowl party-goers to plan ahead for the big day by designating a sober ride home – be it a taxi or a friend.
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Former Pro Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Injury Causing Concussions

By Brian Chase on January 29, 2015 - No comments

WWE LawsuitTwo former professional wrestlers have sued the WWE accusing them of “selling violence” while ignoring concussions, which they say, have left them with serious brain injuries.

According to an Associated Press news report, the men, including one who performed under the name Skull Von Krush, have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia similar to thousands of lawsuits pending against the NFL.

Litigation against the NFL is expected to result in a $1 billion settlement if a judge approves a proposed deal. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

Deaths Linked To Defective GM Switches Rise

By Brian Chase on January 28, 2015 - No comments

GM Ignition Switch RecallThe number of fatalities connected to the defective General Motors ignition switches is up to 49 as a compensation deadline approaches for those who were injured in car accidents caused by the faulty switches that shut off airbags.

According to a report in USA Today, GM says that as of January 15, it has fixed 1.26 million of the vehicles, roughly 65 percent of the 1.95 small cars such as Chevy Cobalt and Saturn Ion that it recalled because the switches can fail and shut off power to …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Defects

 

Takata Executive Accused Of Price Fixing Seatbelts

By Brian Chase on January 28, 2015 - No comments

Takata Auto InvestigationAn executive with Japanese auto supplier Takata, whose defective airbags have triggered massive vehicle recalls in recent months, has been indicted for conspiring to fix the prices of seatbelts sold to automakers.

According to a Reuters news report, this indictment is the latest in an international investigation into the issue of price fixing of auto parts.

In all, 32 companies have pleaded guilty or have agreed to do so, and 50 executives havetaken a plea bargain or been indicted in the investigation.

Similar probes have been conducted in Europe and Asia as well. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Defects

 


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