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Categories: Safety

Two Recalls from Ford

On: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 1:03PM | By: Karen Cook


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Ford is recalling 2,124 Escape SUVs for a problem with the glass roof panel which “may have an improperly cured urethane bond between the glass and the attaching bracket,” according to Ford, which may “result in noise, water leakage or separation of the glass panel from the vehicle, potentially increasing the risk of accident or injury.”


A Tale of Two Car Fires

On: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:02PM | By: Karen Cook


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This story is about another Tesla Model S fire. It seems like this happens frequently but does it really, or is it just that we don’t hear about the “other” vehicles that catch on fire? Tesla says its vehicles are safer that gas-powered cars and it seems that even with more safety modifications being made to the Model S, news reporters want to point out every instance of the electric car catching fire.


Chrysler Catches GM's Illness

On: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 1:24PM | By: Karen Cook


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You know how when one kid at school gets a cold, lots of kids at school end up with a cold? I don’t know the precise location of General Motors factories in relation to Chrysler’s, but it seems like GM’s ignition switch disease is spreading.


Ford Clears Smoke From Tailpipe

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 5:04PM | By: Karen Cook


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If you drive a Ford or Lincoln and have noticed your tailpipe smoking, listen up.


 

2014 Nissan Leaf Recall

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:38PM | By: Karen Cook


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Nissan is issuing a recall on 196 2014 Leafs (Leaves?) because there is a problem with the vehicle shutting down. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that the problem is with the motor control circuit board which can cause the inverter to fail. If the inverter fails the vehicle will shut down thereby increasing the risk of crashes and injuries.


Keep Your Car Cool in the Summer

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 2:25PM | By: Karen Cook


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Fourth of July is almost here and many of us will hit the road to visit relatives, go to the beach, or see fireworks displays. It should go without saying that if you’re taking a trip in the summer you should check fluid levels for your A/C and coolant, and check your tire pressure. Low tire pressure combined with a hot road is a flat just waiting to happen.


Ford Has Cars That Know Who You Are... or Aren't

On: Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 10:48AM | By: Karen Cook


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Facial recognition is the new craze in automobile technology. Mercedes-Benz has a camera that can tell if the driver is getting drowsy and warn him to get some rest. Peugeot Citroen has one that can detect the emotions of the driver. Not sure what your car can do about your anger though.


CarMax's 125-Point Inspection Doesn't Include Recalls

On: Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 10:47AM | By: Karen Cook


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CarMax is currently dealing with car safety advocacy groups across the nation who are up in arms over the car sellers’ advertising practices. CarMax, Inc. states in its ads that all its vehicles must pass a 125-point inspection before they are offered for sale. The problem is that this inspection does not check for open recalls or whether the car has been previously recalled and repaired. The ads lead buyers to believe that all issues have been investigated and/or repaired when this is not the case.


To Key or Not to Key

On: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 2:45PM | By: Karen Cook


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The massive recall of General Motors’ ignition switches has raised some important questions and sparked discussions throughout the automobile market. With the number of vehicles recalled in the millions and still growing, we have to ask how long the old key-activated ignition will be around. The short answer is, it’s not going anywhere.


Potential Traffic Jam on V2V Communication Band

On: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:27PM | By: Karen Cook


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We’ve all experienced “traffic jams” on the internet. The network is like a huge road system with each site having its own exit. Just like on the interstate, if there are a lot of people trying to access the same site, speed slows down. The technology that allows our automobiles to communicate with each other and transmit information on potential hazards on the road ahead has its own dedicated 5.9GHZ wireless spectrum band. This means that the only “traffic” allowed to use this road is restricted to vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications.


Teenager See Teenager Do

On: Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 12:13PM | By: Karen Cook


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A new study conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide and funded by the General Motors Foundation was released last week which revealed some disturbing trends concerning teens and driving. They aren't really surprising though and with a little parental guidance the problems could be nearly eliminated.