2011 Chevrolet Cruze Under Fire Investigation

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Under Fire Investigation
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Possible engine fires in the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze are being investigated by NHTSA after two have been completely destroyed. Luckily no injuries have been reported with the fires, which Cruze owners are reporting began while the cars were moving. One complaint from a Cruze owner said, “The car was totally engulfed within five minutes of… Continue Reading...

Nissan Recalls 79,275 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

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Nissan Recalls 79,275 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk
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Nissan is recalling 79,275 vehicles after finding that an improperly tightened fuel pressure sensor may lead to gas leaks and an increased risk of fire. The vehicles affected are certain 2011-12 Jukes, Infiniti QX and Infiniti M vehicles. The leak is prone to happen because of heat and vibration, loosening the sensor and allowing the… Continue Reading...

Toyota Fire Hazard Investigation Opened by NHTSA Involving 830,000 Units

Toyota Fire Hazard Investigation Opened by NHTSA Involving 830,000 Units
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There has been a trend of high profile NHTSA investigations recently, the most notable being Toyota‘s unintended acceleration and GM‘s Chevy Volt fire hazard. Although both cases have closed, NHTSA has announced a new case involving 830,000 Toyota vehicles for possible fire hazards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating a possible fire hazard… Continue Reading...

Fisker Batteries May Have Safety Issue Says Supplier

Fisker Batteries May Have Safety Issue Says Supplier
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In a very ironic story, battery maker A123 Systems Inc. has admitted to a potential safety issue in batteries it supplies to Fisker Automotive. What’s the irony in that? Well, General Motors, which is currently dealing with a fire safety issue of their own with their Chevy Volt, will be turning to A123 Systems’ batteries… Continue Reading...

Opel Ampera Deliveries Halted Amid Chevrolet Volt Fire Investigations

Opel Ampera Deliveries Halted Amid Chevrolet Volt Fire Investigations
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Last month, GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the Chevy Volt’s fire hazards after the electric vehicle suffered collision. As investigations continue, GM’s Opel react by announcing the delay of Ampera deliveries throughout Europe until a solution to the defect is found. An Opel spokesman explains that Opel is, “not currently delivering the cars… Continue Reading...

GM Working On A Low-Cost Fix For Volt Battery

GM Working On A Low-Cost Fix For Volt Battery
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The Chevrolet Volt was a big part of the restructuring deal General Motors had with the Obama Administration, when it applied for bail-out money. Now that the vehicle is here, it is not without its problems. Sales of this plug-in hybrid have not been great, and these days, everyone is talking about the recent crash-related… Continue Reading...

NHTSA Investigating 2006 Honda CR-V For Fire Risk

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NHTSA Investigating 2006 Honda CR-V For Fire Risk
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NHTSA is looking into reports of possible fires in 2006 Honda CR-V’s, caused by a faulty driver’s side master power window switch. Approximately 150,000 cars may be affected by the problem. NHTSA opened the investigation after fires were reported in three cars. Honda previously recalled 141,000 Fits from the 2007-2008 model year due to a… Continue Reading...

Ferrari Recalling Every 458 Italia Supercar Built Due To Fire Hazard

Ferrari Recalling Every 458 Italia Supercar Built Due To Fire Hazard
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Ferrari is quietly recalling 1,248 of its 458 Italia supercars due to a fire hazard that has seen multiple well publicized incidents of the 458 Italia catching on fire. The fire risk has been a massive embarrassment for Ferrari as a number of blogs and even the BBC have been closely following the numerous fires… Continue Reading...