Throughout The Car Industry
When I had my first child I was 22 and I weighed less than 100 pounds. Getting from one place to another in my car was quite a feat for me. It required lugging my purse, diaper bag, infant seat/ car seat, and my son to my vehicle and then, once at my destination, lugging all of it out again. It was cumbersome and heavy. I hate to think what a spectacle I made in the process.
Thanks to General Motors and Toyota, recalls are standard fare in the world of automotive news. The effects of the delay in reporting potential life-threatening flaws in their products is having a domino effect in the industry.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration routinely runs new cars through a series of tests and rates them with stars according to how well they perform. These tests are designed to determine how the occupants of the vehicle will fare in front end crashes along with side impact and rollover crashes. The highest rating given is five stars. If safety is the most important criteria when you are looking for a car, here are some of the top performers for 2014.
GM has cars with faulty ignition switches. Toyota has airbags that don’t work properly. Chrysler has accelerator problems. Mazda has an insect infestation.
The sun came up this morning which is the cue for GM to issue another recall. This one affects 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles from model years 2013 and 2014. All the cars have a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. One of the axles can fracture and separate without warning during normal driving.
Toyota has issued a voluntary recall on 119,000 '03/'04 model year Avalon sedans. The problem with these vehicles,according to a statement made last week by Toyota, is that the “front airbag or seat belt pretensioners could inadvertently deploy.”
Tesla cares about its customers, and not only for their physical safety. With all the negative press surrounding the Model S and its alleged propensity for catching fire, Tesla has gone above and beyond to give buyers of this vehicle peace of mind.
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You couldn’t avoid the latest GM recall and the storm of media coverage around it even if you lived under a rock! As the saga unravels in front of our eyes, it’s hard not to wonder what the future will hold for GM. This is, after all, the same company that was already struggling to keep up in the most important class in the industry, the truck market. This isn’t, however, GM’s first rodeo and, to be fair, there isn’t a major auto maker out there that hasn’t had a scandalous recall of some kind... so here’s a look back at GM’s history of recalls.
Is there a car sitting in your driveway or garage? Do you depend on it to get you to work, school, doctor’s appointments and other necessary destinations? Most of us do. We count on the safety and dependability of our vehicles and trust that as long as we take care of them they will take care of us. And where does this trust come from? Manufacturers build it through information provided to us from advertisements and also word of mouth.
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Close your eyes a minute and picture a police officer in his vehicle. He can be sitting on the side of the road manning a speed trap or coming up behind you when you’re going a little too fast. What did you see? I’m betting you saw a generic Crown Victoria sedan with a middle-aged man behind the wheel. It’s time to get that image out of your head.
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