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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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Ford Motor Company recalls over 190,000 Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles because door handle may unlatch

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1st, 2009, to July 31st, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1st, 2011, to October 31st, 2011.

In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.

2013 Ford Taurus is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

2013 Ford Taurus is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

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Chrysler to recall over 160,000 2014-15 Jeep Cherokees due to possible unintended air bag deployment

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 1st, 2013, to November 19th, 2014.

The affected vehicles may experience unintended side curtain and seat air bag deployment during vehicle operation.

Certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees to be recalled by Chrysler due to possible unintended air bag deployment.

Certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees to be recalled by Chrysler due to possible unintended air bag deployment.

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