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Alfa Romeo Quashes Rumors Of Crash Worthiness Issues With Upcoming Giulia

On: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 9:24PM | By: Carl Malek


Alfa Romeo Quashes Rumors Of Crash Worthiness Issues With Upcoming Giulia test 1-1

Despite rumors of potential trouble with the crash worthiness of its upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia sport sedan, parent company FCA has aggressively lashed out against those reports and denied that there are problems with safety, while reaffirming the timetable for this key model.


After 12 Years, Federal Highway Administration To Phase Out

On: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 8:04PM | By: Carl Malek


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After a planning process that spanned at least a decade, as well as a small experimental phase. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has decided to reverse course on its plans to convert all of its freeway signs to all new "Clearview" font, and revert all signs to the traditional Highway Gothic typeface.


Uber Experiments With Using Bop It! Toys To Improve Driver Safety

On: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:16PM | By: Carl Malek


Uber Experiments With Using Bop It! Toys To Improve Driver Safety test 1-1

If you're an Uber driver, chances are that picking up intoxicated passengers from bars and other establishments is not exactly your favorite assignment due to the dangers of being assaulted, as well as less than desirable behavior. However, Uber is aiming to make this particular task safer and easier with a new initiative that could improve driver safety.


Takata CEO Won't Resign Despite Expanding Scope Of Airbag Recall

On: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 9:57AM | By: Carl Malek


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Amid pressure for his resignation due to the growing scope of the Takata airbag recall, Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada stated that he intends to keep a firm grip on the controls of the troubled auto accessory producer, despite previous insider reports that suggested Takada was exploring a possible resignation from the company. According to the folks at Reuters, anonymous sources within the company revealed that Takada would step down on January 29th and take full responsibility for the recall. Instead the company released a statement that indicated that this was not the case and that Takada has no plans to step down.


 

Hyundai Recalls 11,000 Genesis Models

On: Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 8:33AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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Hyundai has issued a recall of their halo car, the Hyundai Genesis. There seems to have been a problem with the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 tires. These tires were from the factory, and came as standard equipment. Apparently these tires may some an inherent flaw from the factory, as some of them have shown a propensity to start to crack along the sidewall. Obviously, cracks in the sidewall of any tire can result not only in air loss; potentially a very dangerous blow out that could cause serious injury or even death in the event of a crash.

The affected Genesis models were 2015 models built between March 3, 2014 through February 9, 2015, and, obviously, equipped with the tires in question. The total number of cars affected number 11,142 in all. Hyundai has said it will notify owners and schedule appointments at dealerships to replace the faulty tires with a different brand of tire that hopefully won't do the same thing. The recall is set to begin February 19, 2016. Questions can be directed to Hyundai's customer service at 855-671-3059. Read on for the full report …


2013-2014 Dodge Dart recalled over power brake failure

On: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:53AM | By: Teddy Field


2013-2014 Dodge Dart recalled over power brake failure test 1-1

In terms of affordable transportation, the Dodge Dart is tough to beat. It's got some peppy drivetrains, lots of interior room, and style for days. It was also quite a safe little car, until it was discovered that the brakes could suddenly lose power assist, which could turn the little Dart into a Projectile...


450,000 copies of the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan recalled over fire risk

On: Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 12:28PM | By: Teddy Field


450,000 copies of the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan recalled over fire risk test 1-1

When the refreshed Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan debuted in 2010, they were hot cars. Midsize stalwarts like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord finally had serious American competition. And now the popular Ford twins could become 'hot' for another reason. A very bad reason...


Tesla Recalls Every Single Model S Ever Made

On: Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 2:19PM | By: Teddy Field


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Tesla has always marched to the beat of their own drum. And when it comes to handling safety recalls, other car manufacturers could learn a thing or two from the Silicon Valley newcomer. They recently discovered a safety issue on one car, so just to be safe, they're recalling every Model S that they've ever made...


2014-2016 Kia Soul recalled for potential steering failure

On: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 12:56PM | By: Teddy Field


2014-2016 Kia Soul recalled for potential steering failure test 1-1

The Kia Soul is an automotive fashion statement, that's adored by grandmothers and their grandkids alike. But that funky four-wheel hamster might become death trap, if you suddenly lose control of the steering. So if you own a Kia Soul, you might want to check this out...


Why Doesn't My Car Have a Spare Tire?

On: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 7:58AM | By: Clay Ritchings


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Car manufacturers are quietly eliminating spare tires from many vehicles—often without notice to the consumer—to reduce weight and increase gas mileage. Buried in the trunk in reduced space once reserved for spare tires is a small tire repair kit can equipped with a gooey sealant that may or may not repair the flat tire.


Mercedes Recalls 126k Cars for Unintended Airbag Deployment

On: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:15AM | By: Teddy Field


Mercedes Recalls 126k Cars for Unintended Airbag Deployment test 1-1

Airbags contain a deployment apparatus that allow them to pop out at up to 200 mph. With that much force at their disposal, an airbag is able to react to an impact almost instantly. But if you're just driving over, say, railroad tracks, a sudden airbag deployment could cause you to loose control and have a real accident. And then you wouldn't have an airbag to protect you. This is the problem facing certain Mercedes GLK and C-Class drivers. So let's have a look and see which models are being recalled...