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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 says Distractions Four Times more prevalent in Teen Crashes than previously thought

 

Unprecedented Look into the Causes of Teen Crashes by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

AAATampa, FL – The most comprehensive research ever conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely much more serious a problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The unprecedented video analysis finds that distraction was a factor in nearly 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes, which is four times as many as official estimates based on police reports.

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

 

Tow to Go service available March 17th

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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State Farm® reminds drivers that Potholes can be Costly

 

Don’t Get Swallowed Up By the Road

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Winter brings a number of driving hazards, but one of the most dreaded is the pothole. An encounter with one can leave damaged tires, wheels and suspension components in its wake. State Farm estimates the average damage can put a big dent in drivers’ pocketbooks – costing anywhere from $300.00 to $700.00.

Potholes, also called chuckholes and road craters, can occur in any region or climate, but at this time of year, they’re especially prominent in areas known for ice, snow and below-freezing temperatures. Freezing and thawing cycles allow moisture to seep into the road surface, which causes the road to crumble. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Nissan recalling over 460,000 Rogue vehicles due to possible electrical short, fire

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured March 7th, 2007, to November 26th, 2013, and 2014 Nissan Rogue Select vehicles manufactured September 23rd, 2013, to July 2nd, 2014.

The affected vehicles may experience an electrical short in the harness connector due to a mixture of snow/water and salt seeping through the carpet on the driver side floor near the harness connector.

2013 Nissan Rogue is one of the model years being recalled by Nissan.

2013 Nissan Rogue is one of the model years being recalled by Nissan.

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Chrysler recalling over 250,000 model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks because rear axle pinion can loosen

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks manufactured January 28th, 2004, to August 3rd, 2005.

In the affected vehicles, the rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to an undersized spline on the pinion gear.

Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks

Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks

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