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General Motors recalls over 680,000 vehicles because open liftgate may fall

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured January 3rd, 2007, to February 29th, 2012, 2009-2012 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles manufactured July 6th, 2008, to February 29th, 2012, 2007-2012 GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured September 15th, 2006, to February 29th, 2012, and 2007-2010 Saturn Outlook vehicles manufactured August 17th, 2006, to March 18th, 2010.

The affected vehicles, equipped with the power liftgate option, have gas struts that hold the power liftgate up when open. These struts may prematurely wear and the open liftgate may suddenly fall.

2012 Buick Enclave is one of the models being recalled.

2012 Buick Enclave is one of the models being recalled.

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Ford Motor Company recalling over 370,000 vehicles because Engine may continue to run after being turned off

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured April 1st, 2014, to June 12th, 2015, Ford Focus vehicles manufactured June 17th, 2014, to June 12th, 2015, and Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured April 22nd, 2014, to June 12th, 2015.

In the affected vehicles, the engine may continue to run after the key or the START/STOP engine button is turned to off. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.”

2015 Ford Escape is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

2015 Ford Escape is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

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Mitsubishi recalling over 450,000 vehicles because Sun Visor may detach when Air Dag Deploys

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2000-2005 Eclipse vehicles manufactured April 5th, 1999, to December 17th, 2004, 2001-2005 Eclipse Spyder vehicles manufactured January 19th, 2000, to March 18th, 2005, 2001-2005 Chrysler Sebring vehicles manufactured April 17th, 2000, to February 21st, 2005, and 2001-2005 Dodge Stratus vehicles manufactured April 17th, 2000, to February 22nd, 2005.

In the affected vehicles, the passenger side sun visor may be folded down in such a position that, if the passenger frontal air bag deploys, the passenger side sun visor may detach.

2005 Dodge Stratus is one of the models being recalled.

2005 Dodge Stratus is one of the models being recalled.

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AAA and Bud Light ask Motorists to Celebrate Independence Day Safely by selecting a Designated Driver

 

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AAA - Traffic Safety FoundationTampa, FL – Impaired drivers traditionally make Independence Day weekend one of the most dangerous times to be on the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 512 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes over the 2013 holiday weekend. 39 percent of those fatalities involved at least one impaired driver.

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Toyota recalls nearly 2 million Vehicles because the air bag inflator could rupture and send out metal fragments

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on May 13th, 2015 that they are recalling certain model year 2004 Sequoia vehicles manufactured August 18th, 2003, to August 19th, 2004, and 2003-2004 Tundra vehicles manufactured March 18th, 2003, to August 25th, 2004.

On June 16th, 2015, Toyota expanded the recall to include an additional 1,270,468 vehicles, including model year 2002-2003 and 2005-2007 Sequoia, 2005-2006 Tundra, 2003-2007 Corolla, 2003-2007 Corolla Matrix, 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe and 2002-2007 Lexus SC vehicles.

2007 Toyota Corolla is one of the models being recalled.

2007 Toyota Corolla is one of the models being recalled.

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General Motors recalls over 430,000 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles because Steel Cable that Anchors Seat Belt may Fail

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured April 8th, 2010, to October 11th, 2012.

In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cables that connect the seat belts to the vehicle at the outside of the driver seat and the front passenger seat may be bent from being sat on while entering the vehicle. This repeated bending may result in the cable breaking.

2012 Chevrolet Malibu is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

2012 Chevrolet Malibu is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

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Ford Motor Company recalls over 450,000 Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKS vehicles because Doors may Unexpectedly Open

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Ford Motor Company (Ford) notified the agency on April 23rd, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured July 1st, 2012, to May 31st, 2013, and 2012-2014 Fiesta vehicles manufactured February 1st, 2012, to May 31st, 2013.

2014 Ford Fiesta is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

2014 Ford Fiesta is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

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AAA Encourages Everyone to Gear Up for a Safer Ride

 

Nationwide, Bicycle Fatalities Continue to Rise Year over Year

AAA - Traffic Safety FoundationKnoxville, TN – May is National Bike Safety Month and AAA encourages all bicyclists to take necessary precautions while sharing the road with motorists. This means making safety a top priority, not just in May, but throughout the year.

Bicycle fatalities continue to increase across the U.S. according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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AAA Warns Drivers to Avoid Distractions While Behind the Wheel

 

AAATampa, FL – In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA is warning drivers to avoid any activities that divert attention from the primary driving task. Any distractions could endanger a driver, passengers, or others sharing the road, such as bicyclists or pedestrians.

In a recent AAA survey among registered voters in The Auto Club Group territory (general population in North Dakota), their number one concern in regards to keeping the roadways safer was Distracted Driving (78%) followed by Impaired Driving (73%) and Aggressive Drivers (63%).

AAA says driving distractions come in all forms.

AAA says driving distractions come in all forms.

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AAA and Bud Light urge Motorists not to Rely on Luck in order to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Safely

 

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AAATampa, FL – St. Patrick’s Day has ended in tragedy for many Americans over the past few years. Between 2009 and 2013, 276 lives were lost on this holiday due to drunk-driving crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“We are asking all motorists to plan ahead this St. Patrick’s Day if they are going to be away from home and drinking,” said Gerry Gutowski, senior vice president, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. “That means having a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of sober transportation.”

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