Tag Archives: NHTSA

Talking tire safety

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Good points [in Monday’s column on wet weather driving tips]. One of the most critical points was missed — tires. Tires without sufficient tread or tires that are too old and have become hard will easily … Continue reading

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Child passenger safety during holiday travel season

The holiday travel season is upon us and millions of people will load their families into their cars and hitting the road to visit loved ones or escape from crazy, busy lives. Last week, Street Smarts published an interview with … Continue reading

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Chrysler recalls 644K Jeeps due to ignition switch problem

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 643,618 Jeep models due to faulty ignition switches. In certain model year 2005-07 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2006-07 Jeep Commander vehicles, the ignition switch may be knocked out of the run position and into the “off” or Accessory” positions, knocking … Continue reading

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Air bag problem causes BMW to recall 574K vehicles

BMW of North America, LLC, is recalling 573,935 certain model year 2000 323i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sports Wagons; 2000 328i sedans and coupes; 2001-05 325i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sport Wagons; 2001-05 325xi sedans and Sports Wagons; 2006 325i coupes and … Continue reading

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GM tells vehicle owners to remove key fob, extra items from key rings

General Motors, LLC, is telling owners of 6.7 million of its vehicles to remove all items from their key rings, including the key fob, leaving only the ignition key. This, as the company recalls certain model year 2000-05 Chevrolet Impala … Continue reading

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Ignition key issue behind Chrsyler recall of 525K vehicles

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 525,206 certain model year 2009-10 Dodge Journey 2008-10 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles because road conditions or other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to jump out of the run … Continue reading

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GM recalls more than 3.6 million vehicles for ignition, air bag problems

General Motors, LLC is recalling more than 3.6 million vehicles due to safety concerns regarding ignition systems and air bags. Here’s the rundown: 2005-09 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-11 Buick Lucerne, 2000-05 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-11 Cadillac DTS, 2006-14 Chevrolet Impala & 2006-07 … Continue reading

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GM issues thousands of recalls of newer vehicles due to safety concerns

General Motors is recalling several Buick and Chevrolet vehicle models for airbag, door chime and transmission safety concerns. Here they are: 2014-15 Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierra, and 2015 Chevy Tahoe & Suburban No. recalled: 57,512 Reason: If the radio stops working, … Continue reading

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Steering issue behind Ford recall

Ford Motor Co. is recalling a million vehicles due to concerns with steering. First, 740,878 certain model year 2008-11 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles are being recalled because the steering torque sensor may not be able to detect driver steering … Continue reading

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Toyota recalls 370K Siennas

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 11 Sienna vehicles because high concentrations of road salt splashing onto the spare tire assembly attachment may corrode allowing the tire to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall affects … Continue reading

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