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Takata Implicated in New Auto Parts Scandal

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Takata Corporation was responsible for the largest scandal in auto manufacturing history. The inflators they developed for Honda, GM, Ford, and other major manufacturers could, in some types of weather, inflate too quickly, exploding in the driver’s or passenger’s face. Takata faced several lawsuits but settled them quietly and under seal. They hid the… Read More »

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Hyundai Announces Recall of Kona EV

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Hyundai recently announced the recall of over 25,000 vehicles built between September of 2017 and March of 2020. The recall involves faulty battery cells in the electric vehicles that short circuit and could pose a fire risk. The recall was announced recently and will go into effect on October 16. Kia announced that there… Read More »

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Tire Blowout Results in the Death of 1-Year-Old Boy

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A blown tire resulted in a rollover accident that ejected a one-year-old boy from the vehicle. The boy was later found dead. The accident occurred on I-75 in Broward County at about 4:30 p.m. A preliminary investigation revealed that a tire blowout was the cause of the accident. According to bystanders, the vehicle took… Read More »

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Tire Blowout Results in Rollover Accident

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A San Antonio woman had to be rescued from her car after a tire blowout caused a rollover accident. The accident occurred at about 3 a.m. on a Friday night. Police told reporters that an off-duty police officer and an out-of-town ambulance were the first to arrive on the scene. Firefighters were able to… Read More »

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Ford Issues Three More Recalls in North America

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Cost-cutting measures alongside increasingly complex technology have resulted in an uptick in the number of auto recalls this year and that looks set to continue into the future. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the newest Ford recalls. 700,000 Vehicles Recalled Over Faulty Rear Camera Ford announced the recall of… Read More »

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Blown Tire Results In Fiery Accident

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An 18-wheeler caught fire on I-20 stalling traffic for some amount of time. The crash occurred at 3:30 a.m. Florida highway patrol said that a blown tire caused the 18-wheeler to crash into a concrete barrier on a bridge. This resulted in a gas tank leak and caused the vehicle to catch fire. Nonetheless,… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Man Dies in Tire Blowout Accident

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Brandon Deeck, a 24-year-old man from Pennsylvania, died after his pickup truck suffered a tire blowout on the highway. State police determined that the cause of the accident was tire failure. Deeck was hauling a trailer with a boat on it when the accident occurred. His pickup ran off the roadway and onto the… Read More »

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Teen Dies in Tire Blowout Accident

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Seventeen-year-old Maryan C. Smith was ejected from her vehicle after a tire blew out. Smith was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The 17-year-old ran off the roadway after the blowout. Her vehicle overturned, ejecting Smith. She was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time, the cause of the tire… Read More »

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Will the NHTSA Take Action Against Goodyear?

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Goodyear is now under investigation after several years of complaints filed against the company over its G159 tire. Goodyear maintains that the tire is safe to use on motorhomes, but its failure rate seems to indicate otherwise. The tires were first manufactured for urban delivery vehicles that operate in stop-and-go traffic. It was then… Read More »

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Subaru Faces Defective Fuel Pump Class-Action

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Subaru is facing two class-action lawsuits at the moment. The first is related to windshields that seem to mysteriously crack on their own. The second is related to defective fuel pumps. The class-action lawsuit will seek damages for Subaru drivers who own one of the models with a defective fuel pump. Subaru has since… Read More »

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