Honda CEO’s Pay Cut 20 Percent Following Fit Recalls

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Honda CEO’s Pay Cut 20 Percent Following Fit Recalls
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In response to the FIFTH recall of the new Honda Fit the company’s board has cut CEO Takanobu Ito’s pay by a whopping 20 percent! Continue Reading...

Toyota Pushing to Fix More Vehicles with Defective Airbag Inflators

Toyota Pushing to Fix More Vehicles with Defective Airbag Inflators
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Toyota is conducting a supplemental recall of some 247,000 vehicles to correct a potential airbag issue. Continue Reading...

2015 Jetta Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS

2015 Jetta Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS
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Volkswagen’s popular Jetta sedan just earned Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety. Continue Reading...

Car Safety Improved Over Past Decade: Study

Car Safety Improved Over Past Decade: Study
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Cars are now safer to drive than they were a decade ago, according to a new NHTSA study — try to hide your surprise. What might come as news, on the other hand, is how safe cars were according to the study’s findings before recent idiot-proofing. Continue Reading...

2013 Buick Enclave Teased: New York Auto Show Preview

2013 Buick Enclave Teased: New York Auto Show Preview
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Forget about the Geneva Motor Show for a minute. Ignore the sexy exotic cars, the allure, the mystique. Buick is teasing the new Enclave, set to debut at the New York Auto Show on April 4. GM didn’t give any specific details about the car, but promised that more would be revealed in the coming… Continue Reading...

2011 Toyota RAV4 Recalled For Airbag Failure

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2011 Toyota RAV4 Recalled For Airbag Failure
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Toyota is recalling 427 2011 RAV4 models because the side-curtain airbags that might not deploy. According to the notice, a propellant with incorrect specifications was used in the airbag inflator. In certain instances that can cause one or both of the devices to fail. The vehicles included in the recall were made between November 24… Continue Reading...

General Motors Recalls Almost 2000 Full-Size Vans

General Motors Recalls Almost 2000 Full-Size Vans
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  If you own a new GMC or Chevrolet van, there’s a chance the airbags might not be safe. The notice comes after General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that airbags in 1,798 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans manufactured between June 2, 2011 and October 17, 2011 have faulty airbag systems that fail… Continue Reading...

This is What a Wrecked Chevy Volt Looks Like

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This is What a Wrecked Chevy Volt Looks Like
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Would you trust new technology with your life? One Chevy Volt owner did, and walked away from a rather serious smash-up mostly unharmed. A forum user on GM-Volt.com posted pictures recently of his totaled Volt on the New Jersey Turnpike. The car (number 187) became a martyr after a nasty highway collision. “Except for some… Continue Reading...

Pagani Huayra U.S. Sales Delayed Until 2015 Over Airbag Issue

Pagani Huayra U.S. Sales Delayed Until 2015 Over Airbag Issue
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Turns out, being rich and looking good ain’t enough to get you by in this business. The Pagani Huayra has to step in line with the proletariat: just because it’s a six-figure, low-volume supercar, doesn’t grant it an exemption from America’s airbag regulations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stopped giving waivers to their airbag safety… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Earns Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

Chevrolet Volt Earns Five-Star Overall Safety Rating
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The Chevrolet Volt is the first electric vehicle to receive a five-star overall vehicle score under the new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program. In addition, the Volt is also a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. “Safety is a key consideration for all buyers no matter… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Elantra Recall Affects 190,000 Models for Airbag Problems

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Hyundai Elantra Recall Affects 190,000 Models for Airbag Problems
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Hyundai has recalled over 190,000 Elantra models over concerns that the passenger side airbags might not work properly. The Elantras were from the last generation, built from July 2006 to November 2008, and cover model years 2007 to 2009. The recall deals with a defect in the airbag seat sensor that detects a person’s weight… Continue Reading...

The Airbag Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

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The Airbag Celebrates its 30th Anniversary
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It seems just like yesterday when we heard about the first airbag being installed in an automobile. Can you believe that the airbag is celebrating its 30th anniversary? Time really flies when you’re being safe. Did you know that the first series-production car equipped with an airbag was a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon?  The company says… Continue Reading...