Topic: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Tampa, FL – 43 percent of all motor vehicle deaths on Halloween involved drunk driving according to the last five years of reported data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That combined with the increased number of pedestrian trick-or-treaters makes for a deadly mix on Halloween night.
AAA and Bud Light want motorists to plan ahead this year if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
Tampa, FL – As Hurricane Patricia weakens, remnants of heavy rain is still anticipated for the Southeastern part of the United States. AAA urges motorists to be cautious. Heavy rainfall can create dangerous driving conditions with little to no visibility.
It is very important that motorists adjust their typical driving style. Nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes occur each year on wet pavement with more than a half million injuries and 5,700 deaths, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Honda recalls over 140,000 Civics and Fits because Transmission Software may Result in Pulley Damage
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Civic vehicles manufactured January 16th, 2014, to November 6th, 2014 and 2015 Fit vehicles manufactured March 12th, 2014, to May 12th, 2015.
The software settings that control the transmission operation may result in damage to the transmission drive pulley shaft.
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram 2500 trucks and 2013-2014 Ram 3500 trucks and cab chassis manufactured October 9th, 2012, to July 29th, 2014.
The affected vehicles may have inadequate welds securing the front track bar frame brackets, which may result in the bracket components separating from the frame.
Clarksville, TN – For National Child Passenger Safety Week the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office provided booster seat inspections for parents and caregivers today from 2:00pm-3:30pm at Moore Magnet Elementary School. Deputies will “Encourage, Educate, and Enforce” vehicle passenger safety for children.
School Resource Officer Tim Adair, Sgt Jimmy Brown, and Sgt Sue Pender, provided hands-on advice and instruction on how to choose the right booster seat and use it correctly.
Britax Child Safety recalls over 200,000 Advocate ClickTight child seats because Harness Adjuster/Release Button may Stick
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Britax Child Safety, Inc. (Britax) is recalling certain Advocate ClickTight child seats, model numbers E9LT95Q, E9LT95Z, E9LT95N, and E1A025Q, Boulevard ClickTight child seats, model numbers E9LT86F, E1A135Q, E9LT86G, E9LT85Q, E9LT86A, E9LT86H, E9LT85S, E1A015Q, E1A016A, and E1A016H, and Marathon ClickTight child seats, model numbers E1A116L, E9LT76P, E9LT71Q, E9LT76N, E9LT76B, E9LT75R, E9LT76L, E1A006B, E1A005R and EXA116L, manufactured August 1st, 2014, to July 29th, 2015.
The affected child seats have a red harness adjuster button that may stick in the down (harness release) position allowing the shoulder harness to loosen.
Chrysler recalls over 280,000 model 2011-2014 Dodge Chargers due to possible Inadvertent Side Air Bag Deployment
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 6th, 2010, to June 5th, 2014.
In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.
Washington, D.C. – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Prius V vehicles manufactured August 22nd, 2011, to June 30th, 2014. A component within the hybrid inverter assembly may overheat, causing the hybrid system to reduce output power allowing the vehicle to only drive a short distance.
In some circumstances, the hybrid system may shut down causing the vehicle to stop while being driven.
Washington, 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.
Ford Motor Company recalling over 370,000 vehicles because Engine may continue to run after being turned off
Washington, 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.”
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