Hyundai Recalls 58,600 Elantra Touring Wagons

Hyundai Recalls 58,600 Elantra Touring Wagons
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A support bracket that could come loose during airbag deployment is causing Hyundai to recall 58,000 of its Elantra Touring hatchbacks from the 2010 to 2012 model years in North America. Continue Reading...

Five New Tech Features in the 2015 Ford Edge

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Five New Tech Features in the 2015 Ford Edge
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Whether it’s a base model small car or a flagship luxury sedan, every modern automobile is chockablock with high-end features, some of which seemed like impossibilities just a few years ago. Continue Reading...

Morbidly Obese 56% More Likely to Die in Crashes

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Morbidly Obese 56% More Likely to Die in Crashes
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In case there weren’t enough reasons for overweight people to shed their extra pounds you can add another one to that laundry list. Morbidly obese individuals are 56 percent more likely to die in car crashes than normal-weight people. Continue Reading...

Massive Honda Airbag Recall Expanded Further

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Massive Honda Airbag Recall Expanded Further
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Honda‘s latest addition to its airbag recall affecting older Accords, Civics, Odyssey’s, Pilots and Acuras bumps the total number of recalled vehicles to more than 3.7 million. The issue came to light three years ago, and has already caused one death and at least a dozen injuries due to airbags in some vehicles deploying with too… Continue Reading...

GM Crossovers Get Innovative New Airbag, Lane Departure Technology

GM Crossovers Get Innovative New Airbag, Lane Departure Technology
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General Motors is targeting a safety issue with new equipment that until now has been unaddressed. They plan to release a front-seat center-airbag (pictured above) that deploys between the driver and passenger seats. The new feature is supposed to improve safety in the event of far-side impact crashes, which statistics show to be responsible for… Continue Reading...

Honda Adds Almost 1 Million New Vehicles To Airbag Recall

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Honda Adds Almost 1 Million New Vehicles To Airbag Recall
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Honda‘s airbag woes grew significantly after they recalled an almost 1 million additional vehicles. The issue involves airbag pressure in 2001 and 2002 Accords, Civics and Odysseys from 2001 through 2003, CR-Vs from 2002 to 2003 and 2003 Pilots. The recall also affects 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TLs and 2003 3.2 CLs. The latest development… Continue Reading...

2002-2003 Jeep Liberty Investigated For Premature Airbag Deployment

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2002-2003 Jeep Liberty Investigated For Premature Airbag Deployment
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Jeep Liberty SUVs built between 2002 and 2003 for an issue regarding the premature deployment of airbags. NHTSA said that they’ve received 7 complaints regarding airbags deploying without a crash, with 5 of these incidents having caused injuries. 387,356 vehicles are said to be affected by the issue. [Source: Automotive News] Continue Reading...

Cadillac To Recall 50,500 SRX Crossovers For Airbag Issue

Cadillac To Recall 50,500 SRX Crossovers For Airbag Issue
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Cadillac is recalling 50,500 SRX crossovers due to the passenger side airbag functioning differently than the owners manual states. SRX air bags are programmed to disable the right side roof-rail airbag if the front passenger seat is occupied. The owner’s manual says that airbags will deploy whether or not the seat is occupied. This discrepancy violates federal safety… Continue Reading...

2011 Lexus CT200h Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

2011 Lexus CT200h Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Award
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The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety today announced the all-new 2011 Lexus CT200h hybrid earned a “Top Safety Pick” award. The Lexus earned the award through enduring front, side, rollover, and rear impact evaluations and its standard electronic stability control. High-strength steel components are carefully located in the body structure to help ensure strength in key… Continue Reading...

Honda To Recall Accord Crosstour Over Faulty Airbag

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Honda To Recall Accord Crosstour Over Faulty Airbag
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Honda will recall 3,340 Accord Crosstour models over a fault passenger airbag, including 700 units in Canada. The recall is said to have stemmed from the airbag not meeting safety requirements when tested with an unbelted crash test dummy the size of a child. Honda has advised parents to refrain from putting children under 12… Continue Reading...