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Five Things You Should Not Buy Used

By Brian Chase on September 2, 2014 - No comments

Car SeatBuying things secondhand is often a great way to save money and get the items that you need or want.

But, some purchases may be end up costing you more in the long run or even threaten the safety of you and your loved ones.

Before you buy anything – be it in a thrift store or in a garage sale.

Here are the top five things to avoid buying used:  Read the rest »

 

Government Investigates Ford Police SUVs For Braking Issues

By Brian Chase on August 28, 2014 - No comments

ford recallThe U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into 20,000 2013 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs that may have a faulty part and could cause braking problems.

According to a Detroit News report, the NHTSA said it received a report from a metropolitan police fleet that reported 13 brake hose failures in 11 vehicles out of a fleet of 46 Ford 2013 Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles. The hoses are also known as “jounce hoses.”

The problems were reported between December and July, according to the police department, which was not named by NHTSA. The federal agency said inspection of the failed hoses showed Read the rest »

 

Hyundai Gets Hit with $17 Million Fine

By Brian Chase on August 26, 2014 - No comments

hyundai_recallFederal regulators have slapped Korean automaker Hyundai with a $17.35 million fine for taking too long to report an auto safety defect. According to a report in Automotive News, the defect involves Hyundai’s 2009-12 model year Genesis sedans, showing that the federal government is serious about enforcing safety laws in the wake of the General Motors ignition switch crisis. The issue that led to this fine was a brake problem in some of the 43,500 cars, which led to 87 consumer complaints, six reported accidents and two injuries, but no fatalities. Hyundai eventually issued the safety recall in October 2013.

When it comes to auto safety law, timing is key. Automakers are required to notify regulators about safety defects within five days of learning about the potential defect. In addition to the fine, Hyundai has also agreed to revamp its safety procedures and be subject to more severe oversight from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These penalties are also similar to what GM faced in May when it was hit with a $35-million fine over ignition-switch failures linked to at least 13 deaths. Hyundai apparently learned about the brake problem in 2012 from a supplier, but did not recall the vehicles until a year later. Read the rest »

 

Land Rover SUV Recall Involves Airbag Defects

By Brian Chase on August 26, 2014 - No comments

repeat dui offender crashes into Costa Mesa homeJaguar Land Rover is recalling 40,555 Land Rover SUVs because of a defect in passenger side airbags, which may not deploy in the event of a crash. According to a Tech Times news report, the recall covers only vehicles in the United States. According to documents that Jaguar has filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 2010 to 2015 models of the LR2 and 2012-13 models of the Range Rover Evoque.

The company tells NHTSA that a component within the Occupant Classification System (OCS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may fail, resulting in the front seat passenger airbag being totally or partially disabled. In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, if the airbag is disabled, it may not deploy or deploy properly, thereby increasing the risk of injury to the front seat passenger. Read the rest »

 

LA Rapper Kid Ink Sued By Pizza Delivery Man over Dog Attack

By Brian Chase on August 22, 2014 - No comments

Kid Ink Dog AttackA pizza deliveryman is suing Brian Todd Collins, a 28-year-old Los Angeles rapper also known as “Ink,” after the rapper’s dog attacked and injured him.

According to a TMZ news report, Collins’s dog bit the deliveryman, Garnik Nazarian, on his hands, arms, legs and face when Nazarian arrived at the rapper’s Granada Hills home.

The lawsuit states that Nazarian’s injuries are bad enough that Read the rest »

 

Former SpaceX Employee Sues Over Alleged Labor Law Violations

By Brian Chase on August 20, 2014 - No comments

SpaceX LawsuitLos Angeles-based rocket manufacturer SpaceX is facing another employment lawsuit over its labor practices.

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, this is the second of two lawsuits filed in Los Angeles County last week where a former employee alleges that the company violated state labor laws by denying them breaks and requiring them to work “off the clock.”

The lawsuit by a former toolmaker accused the company’s managers of pressuring workers with schedules and workloads, denying them the meal and rest breaks required under California labor laws.

The complaint also states that workers were not compensated for Read the rest »

 


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Five Things You Should Not Buy Used

Everyone wants to get a great deal when they're buying for the home and family. Buying used or secondhand can be the best way to save a little money. But some used items may be a potential safety

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Government Investigates Ford Police SUVs For Braking Issues

The NHTSA is investigating a potential issue with up to 20,000 2013 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs that may have serious braking issues.

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Hyundai Gets Hit with $17 Million Fine

Federal regulators have slapped Korean automaker Hyundai with a $17.35 million fine for taking too long to report an auto safety defect. According to a report in Automotive News, the defect involves

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