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Lax trailer guard standards contribute to fatal crashes in rear-end collisions
First responders from the Los Angeles Fire Department on the scene of a vehicle crash couldn’t believe the good fortune of a driver who rear-ended a tractor trailer. The man’s Corvette sports car collided with the back of a moving
Texas teen’s Hyundai Elantra speeds out of control and crashes on Texas highway
A Texas teenager was seriously injured after his 2011 Hyundai Elantra allegedly sped out of control on Dallas area highway December 2 and crashed.
BMW recalling vehicles for possible stall hazard
German automaker BMW has issued a recall of nearly 570,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada for problems with the battery cable connector, which may cause the engine to stall. BMW has received a report of a collision in
Toyota agrees to settle sudden acceleration claims with 30 states
Alabama and 29 other states have reached an agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation to settle allegations that the auto maker hid what it knew about safety problems related to sudden unintended acceleration, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Thursday. Toyota
Child Seat Requirements To Change in Early 2014
Once a new law goes into effect in early 2014, many parents of children ages 3 and older will be warned not to use a federally required child-seat attachment system most likely installed in their vehicle.
$1 billion Toyota settlement provides economic damages, safety upgrades to vehicle owners
A settlement to resolve economic damages stemming from sudden unintended acceleration in millions of Toyota and Lexus vehicles will provide some relief to car-owners who claim the ongoing controversy caused a significant decline in the value of their vehicles.
NHTSA’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Targets Drunk Drivers During The Holiday Season
The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood recently joined with local law enforcement officers, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Governors Highway Safety Association to begin their annual holiday
GM Recalls Midsize Pickup Trucks Due To Sudden Hood Openings While In Motion
General Motors is recalling more than 145,000 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks due to the chance the front hood can unexpectedly open and restrict the driver’s vision while in motion. The recalled vehicles are from 2010 through
Honda To Recall Around 871,000 Vehicles Due To Roll-Away Incidents
After multiple reports of problems related to the ignition switch, Honda Motor Company will be recalling around 871,000 vehicles that have a tendency to roll away once the ignition key has been removed. Honda believes this is due to the