April 15, 2024
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NHTSA wants to impose updated tire aging regulations

As we all know, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is the entity responsible for both a lot of good and also a lot of frustration. Overall, I believe they are working towards a safer driving environment, even if at times they seem out to get certain categories of drivers or a particular car

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Mazda

2014 Mazda 6 Back in Factory for Fire Risk

The Mazda Japanese based automaker has just released a recall of its newly launched 2014 Mazda 6, with the vehicle reportedly presenting fire risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that around 19,000 2014 Mazda 6 models will be recalled back to solve the fire risk issue. The NHTSA also stated that in the

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Hyundai

Hyundai Entourage recalled for rust issues

The ever vigilant NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has issued yet another recall in order to prevent drivers from the dangers of the Hyundai Entourage. The issue discovered on the Japanese vehicles seems to be rust related, and most car owners know how bad rust can be. To be more precise, the front lower

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Chrysler Jeep

Jeep Grand Cherokee headliner investigated by the NHTSA

It seems that the Chrysler Group is once again in the visor of the NHTSA, with a pending investigation targeting their Jeep Grand Cherokee. The investigation was triggered after three separate reports placed the headliner at risk of catching fire. All three owners that encountered the problem stated that they smelled something burning and saw

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Subaru Videos

The 2014 Subaru Forester rated as safe by the NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently bestowed a top safety rating for the 2014 Subaru Forester SUV. This rating isn’t really shocking, as the vehicle has improved on the already good previous model, and also having received similar ratings a few months back. The NHTSA put the 2014 Forester through a series

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Lamborghini Supercars

Lamborghini Aventador gets recalled over headlight issue

Sometimes, people claim that it’s snowing in hell. Today however, it seems that it’s raining in paradise, given the newest of announcements. Those safety conscious folks over at the NHTSA have decided to rain on the parade of a bunch of Lamborghini Aventador owners by requesting a recall of their cars. The authority found that

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Cadillac

2013 Cadillac ATS gets perfect safety rating

On to the boring side of the car industry, we have news from the NHTSA who’ve just tested one of the highlights of automotive launches in 2012. The 2013 Cadillac ATS was sent through some fairly stressful moments in order to achieve its safety rating. You could say these were not the boring bits. Making

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Lexus

2013 Lexus ES wins out NHTSA crash tests

Wins out might not be the best way of putting it. Let’s say that the 2013 Lexus ES managed to survive quite well. It did so at a crucial point in its life, namely the one when the NHTSA was testing its safety credentials and recording every result. When the scores were totaled up, the

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Ford

2013 Ford Focus aces safety tests

Ford’s 2013 Focus is keeping in tradition with previous generations of the hatchback and manages to set the bar even higher than before. Undeniably, some of its edgy looks have faded away and some of its youthful exuberance has gone away. The first generation this ain’t. Not going back to its roots hasn’t curbed its

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VW

Volkswagen Beetle gets recall for airbag issue

The NHTSA announces that while the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle is quite a great car, there is a problem with some safety aspects on it. While they don’t mind the retro aspect and the all the hippie/hipster halo around it, the American authority drew the line at airbag issues. On the models which are listed as

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Jaguar

Possible fuel leak generates Jaguar XF recall

It seems that Jaguar is experiencing some problems with the XF sedan vehicles built between 2010 – 2012 and sold in the United States. To be more specific, we talk about 4,195 units which may have an imperfect fuel tank outlet flange. In certain situations, it can break and start a fire, not exactly what

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Jeep

Jeep Patriot under NHTSA investigation

There’s been quite some time since the NHTSA announced any sorts of recalls on new or older cars and we’re unsure about whether this is good or bad. Should we be glad that car makers are coming up with safer better built cars or should we worry that the American authority is slacking off? Unfortunately

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Nissan

2013 Nissan Altima gets five star safety rating

The NHTSA is the sort of authority that keeps itself busy doing all sorts of things, most of which we approve of for our safety and some which are simply annoying. They do get their fair share of pats on the back, particularly for stuff like these crash tests. They’re cool because of the resulting

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Ford

Ford Escape under NHTSA investigation

Ford’s success in sales is hard to fight against. The Blue Oval is shifting metal like hot cakes and everybody else is angry about it. The only thing they got going for them is that Ford is in pretty unpleasant situations with the number of recalls their products are facing. History seems to be constantly

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Hyundai

2012 Hyundai Veloster under NHTSA investigation

It’s not yet bad news, but it could very soon turn out to be for quite a few Hyundai Veloster owners. The 2012 modelyear version is now under NHTSA investigation. The unusually funky Hyundai Veloster comes with a very nice panoramic glass roof. The brochure calls it that but the American authority might not be

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Honda

Honda to recall 2007-2011 Element and a few Ridgeline units

Some of the news we get through these days can actually be exclusive, unexpected and worth your time looking into. It seems that Honda have made a booboo. The Japanese company is legendary for the build quality of its cars, their durability and the lack of any unpleasant sort of issues as before. As the

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Ducati

Ducati 1199 Panigale is headed for recalls

What, you thought all of the cars get recalls and that people in the automotive industry make all the mistakes so there’s none left over for the bikes? Well, that’s not the case and it’s once again a company from Italy that we get to point our fingers at given the situation. The guys at

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Volvo

Volvo gets fined by NHTSA for recall problems

We often hear all about the recall business and how manufacturers face the wall when it comes to older cars and whatever problems they may have developed. What doesn’t really come to our attention is what happens after these recalls are carried through. In Volvo’s case we’re going to have the news in a different

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Lexus

Lexus RX gets a new old recall

Toyota’s enormous recall from a couple of years back seems to have gone away and as Lexus makes a comeback in the luxury sales market it seems to have been put behind us. And just as things started settling into the norm, Lexus make a surprising announcement that just reeks of Deja Vu. They will

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Chevrolet

Nearly half a million Chevrolet Cruze recalled

General Motors have quite the success story in the sales of their new compact Chevrolet Cruze sedan. That said, the news isn’t all that great. It seems that the oil change procedure is a little tricky and having completed it improperly may have lead to some oil spills being collected on top of the shield.

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