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Police Officer Dies in Single-Car Tire Blowout Crash

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Yes, tire blowouts are dangerous, even potentially fatal. A Miccosukee police officer lost his life after his cruiser suffered a tire blowout on Interstate 75. Officer Horacio Sebastian Dominguez lost control of his police cruiser after the rear tire blew. The cruiser rolled over several times before coming to a stop on a median…. Read More »

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Safety Watchdogs Call on Biden to Overhaul the NHTSA

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Have you ever wondered which agencies actually shut down during a government shut down? Well, now you know, the NHTSA is among them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responsible for handling a number of major consumer auto issues. These include researching auto crashes, especially when a defective auto part is involved. Auto… Read More »

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Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Gets Praise, Money for Recall Program

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The federal government and the NHTSA gave rare praise and money to the State of Ohio for their proactive auto recall program. The Ohio BMV will receive $1.3 million to continue its program of notifying customers of vehicle recalls. The program may lay the groundwork for a federal program to be adopted by the… Read More »

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Ford Bronco Sport SUVs Recalled Due to Rollover Risk

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When Ford announced that it would be bringing back the Bronco, many SUV enthusiasts who enjoy their vehicles for offroading were duly thrilled by the news. The first came off the line in November. Now, Ford announced the second recall related to the popular SUV that has many customers worried about the vehicle’s safety…. Read More »

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Volvo Initiates Safety Recall

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Volvo recently initiated a recall of nearly 3,000 vehicles related to the onboard safety system. For years, Volvo has held the reputation of being among the most safety-conscious manufacturers in the world. The recalled vehicles include 2021 Volvo V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC60, and XC90. The defect rate on these… Read More »

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Park Your Hyundai Outside, Says Hyundai After Recall

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Hyundai has instructed owners to park their Hyundais outside after several Hyundai vehicles caught fire. According to Hyundai an electrical short in the onboard computer can result in spontaneous fires. Those stored in garages are liable to start on fire, spreading the fire from the garage to the house. According to Hyundai, the impacted… Read More »

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Toyota Faces Two Damaging Recalls

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Toyota has recently initiated two recalls related to their fuel pumps and specific colors of paint. The paint can prematurely peel resulting in unsightliness, but Toyota reports that there are no injuries related to this defect. However, the fuel pump problem is more serious. Toyota began recalls of these vehicles in January of 2020… Read More »

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Honda Announces Recall of 1.4 Million Vehicles

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Honda has announced three separate recalls all at the same time. 430,000 vehicles have problems related to the driveshafts which can become corroded due to salt exposure. Honda has also announced the recall of 737,000 Honda Accords, Accord Hybrids, and Insights. The problem with those vehicles was a software issue. Additionally, Honda has announced… Read More »

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“Inflated” Medical Costs Among Gripes of Trucking Company Insurers

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Do personal injury attorneys use doctors who they know to distort the amount of harm caused to their clients? This is among the concerns that trucking company insurers are raising as the trucking industry battles an unprecedented number of lawsuits. Texas is a state which heavily regulates the types of tort lawsuits that can… Read More »

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GM Recalls 200,000 Vehicles for Fire Risk

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GM recently announced the recall of nearly 200,000 vehicles to fix a potential oil leak that can cause vehicles to lose power or even start on fire. The vehicles recalled include sedans such as the 2018 and 2019 Chevy Cruz, 2018 Malibu, and 2018 and 2019 Buick Lacrosse. Additionally, some SUVs are being recalled… Read More »

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