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Readers say ‘thank you’ to Street Smarts

Thank you to those of you who wrote in to respond to last Thursday’s column encouraging all road users to obey trafic laws, including new ones aimed at protecting people who work or ride a bicycle along the roadside. Here … Continue reading

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July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

Wednesday, July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day and the California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding all parents and caregivers to not leave children unattended in vehicles. Even on cooler days, the temperature inside the family car can reach … Continue reading

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Chrysler recalls 51K vehicles due to safety concerns

Chrysler Group, LLC, is recalling 51,661 vehicles representing a number of its models for a variety of safety issues ranging from headlight and airbag failure to stability control and track bar problems. Letters are in the mail for affected vehicles. … Continue reading

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Maserati recalls 7K vehicles

Maserati is recalling 7,438 certain model year 2005-08 Quattroporte, 2008 Granturismo and 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C vehicles because the tie rod assemblies may weaken and fail. This can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, thus increase the … Continue reading

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More than 300K Chrysler vehicles subject to recall

Chrysler is recalling a number of vehicles for problems ranging from electrical failure to broken airbag circuits to coolant malfunction. Here’s the breakdown: 295,345 certain model year 2005-10 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2006-10 Jeep Commander vehicles are subject to recall … Continue reading

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Malfunctioning brake light behind Hyundai, Kia recall of more than 1.6 million vehicles

A malfunctioning stop switch may cause brake lights in 1.6 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed. The problem also may hamper the ability to deactivate the cruise control function when the brake … Continue reading

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Problem with starter motor behind Dodge Charger recall

A possible short circuit in the positive cable at the starter motor is behind Chrysler’s recall of 4,051 model year 2013 Dodge Challenger vehicles equipped with a V6 engine The problem could lead to a vehicle fire. Chrysler is in … Continue reading

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Toyota recalls 200K vehicles due to seat belt safety concern

A problem with an access door panel and its impact on the seat belt retractor is behind the recall of 209,000 model year 2007-13 Toyota FJ Cruiser vehicles. If the access door is closed forcefully repeatedly over time, the seat … Continue reading

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Ford recalls 5,600 vehicles due to child safety concerns

Ford is recalling 5,675 vehicles because the rear left door child lock was built incorrectly, allowing it to be opened from the inside, increasing the risk of injury to an unrestrained child. The vehicles impacted by the recall are the … Continue reading

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Toyota recalls 1 million vehicles due to airbag, windshield wiper problems

Toyota is recalling 887,709 vehicles because of an airbag malfunction and another 267,718 Lexus automobiles because the windshield wipers may stop working. Certain model year 2003-04 Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Pontiac Vibe vehicles are being recalled because a heat build-up … Continue reading

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