Ford Recalls 117,000 Vehicles Because of Seat Belts

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Imagine you are traveling down the highway in your trusty Ford when, unbeknownst to you, the bolt holding your seat belt together comes apart. Your risk of being injured in an accident has skyrocketed. As of July 2017, Ford issued a recall for nearly 117,000 vehicles. These range from the 2014 F-Series pickup to the 2015 Lincoln MKC SUV. Vehicles …

Volkswagen Recalls 420,000 Vehicles for Faulty Air Bags

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Toyota and Honda have been the center of recent controversies surrounding faulty air bags, with hundreds of thousands of vehicles recalled.  Now, German auto manufacturer Volkswagen AG has joined the list of automakers engaging in an air bag related recall.  The company recently announced that it is recalling 420,000 vehicles in the United States and another 41,300 in Canada because …

Volkswagen Recalls 2015 Tiguan to Fix Faulty Tire Labeling

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Volkswagen recently announced a recall affecting about 3,000 VW Tiguan vehicles released in model year 2015.  The purpose of the recall is to correct the labeling on the SUVs’ tires, which the company says contain the wrong information about tire loading weight and pressure. The affected SUVs were built between January and March 2015, according to the company.  The recall …

Fiat Chrysler Faces $105 Million Fine for Botched Recalls

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Automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be expected to pay a $105 million fine for recall lapses that affected millions of vehicles, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.  The fine, to be imposed shortly by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is the largest monetary penalty for recall lapses ever imposed.  The NHTSA will also assign an independent …

Honda Launches Ad Campaign to Encourage Air Bag Recall Fixes

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Millions of Honda vehicles have defective air bag components manufactured by Takata – but their owners still have not brought them to a dealership to get the problems fixed. To remind owners of the need for a fix, Honda has begun an advertising campaign to raise awareness, according to a recent New York Times article. According to the New York …

Feds Recall Over 2 Million Vehicles to Fix Air Bag Defects

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a recall of over 2.1 million vehicles nationwide. The recall focuses on problems with the vehicles’ air bag systems. The recall includes the following vehicles and model years: 2002 through 2004 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty, 2003 and 2004 Dodge Viper, 2003 and 2004 Toyota Corolla, …

Zero Turn Lawn Mowers

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Many homeowners have gas or electric powered lawn mowers. Because lawn mowers are easy to use, children and adolescents are often charged with the weekly chore of mowing the lawn. Although this may seem like a harmless chore, in 2010, more than 235,000 adults and 17,000 children in the U.S. were injured by lawn mowers, according to the US Consumer …

Flushmate Settles Lawsuit

Flushmate settled a lawsuit for $18 million dollars after months of negotiations. Flushmate is a pressurized toilet flushing system that was available at most home improvement stores. They flushed fine; however, the pressure would build up in the water tank of the toilet causing many of them to explode. Consumers have been injured when the ceramic water tanks explode, sending …

3.7 Million Car Seats Recalled Over Defective Buckle

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Over reports of what could possibly be a hazard to children’s safety, Graco recalls around 3.7 million car seats with defective latches. These car seats were manufactured and sold from 2009 to 2013. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking the company to recall an additional 1.8 million seats that use the same buckle. These numbers make the …

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