Tag Archives: Safety

Safety Second: Stats Paint Scary Picture of Recall Reality

Looking for a used car? Make sure it doesn’t have an open recall. Because dealers might not tell you. Today, even the cheapest new vehicle is packed to the gills with electronic wizardry. From Bluetooth, to traction control, to anti-lock brakes, there’s nary an inch of the modern cars which doesn’t have a little bit of silicone in […]

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Volvo Cars and Uber team up for joint venture developing autonomous vehicles w/ video

Volvo Cars continues to move forward with its efforts to innovate and the company’s latest partnership with Uber is living proof. Just recently, the two entities joined forces to cooperatively develop autonomous driving vehicles to develop a self-driving fleet for Uber. In the latest statement, the two pledged a combined total of $300 million USD to […]

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Consumer group warns against buying used cars from CarMax

CarMax, the nation’s largest used car retailer, is in hot water following accusations for selling recalled cars, according to an official statement released by the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety. In CARS’ latest press release, the group warns against buying used cars from CarMax. CARS alleges the company sold and “continues to sell unsafe, […]

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Video: Watch the guys who hacked a Jeep Cherokee do it again w/ video

Remember those guys who hacked a 2014 Jeep Cherokee and were featured on Wired as a way to raise awareness over security of software-based car control systems? Well, they’re back and they recently hacked a Jeep again to see how far they could go in a second attempt. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek programmed their way into the […]

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Recalls: Mitsubishi finds some models suffer from control arm failures

Control arms are pretty integral to your vehicle’s suspension–they literally hold the wheels in place and keep them attached to the chassis, while those control arms are jointed to oscillate and adapt to the road. They’re also supported by shocks and springs and thus, you have your vehicle’s suspension-the tuning, geometry, and design of those […]

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NHTSA is looking into the first fatality from Tesla’s AutoPilot

Technology presumably exists to make our lives easier and more advanced, for instance, the prospect of autonomous driving vehicles and the push to develop those systems in hopes to make drivers obsolete. Tesla Motors was one of the first manufacturers to make autonomous driving capabilities readily available, albeit on their expensive Model S sedans. It’s […]

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NHTSA discovers 266 crashes, 68 injuries linked to FCA’s confusing gear selector

Things for Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles really haven’t been going well after the death of a celebrity allegedly caused by a recalled vehicle completely blew the company up in the media world, highlighting an issue with some transmission gear selectors in a wide variety of cars. The issue stems from a potentially confusing gear selector for the […]

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Star Trek reboot actor, Anton Yelchin, dies following car roll-away accident

It’s a tragic day for Star Trekkies as confirmations and reports are rolling in (no pun intended) about the sad, premature passing of actor Anton Yelchin, who played Ensign Pavol Chekov in the latest Star Trek reboots from renowned actor, J.J. Abrams. Yelchin was apparently involved in a car accident where his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee […]

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Recalls: Ford expands Takata recall by adding 1.9 million cars in North America to recall

Honda isn’t the only company suffering from the massive Takata airbag recall as Ford is also a heavy user of the airbags now found to be defective. Similarly to Honda and Toyota, who expanded their campaign to include more models, Ford announced to be adding around 1.9 million cars to their own recall group. That […]

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Recalls: 2013-2014 Ford F150 recalled for defective brake master cylinder

Ford and the NHTSA issued a statement recalling some 250,000+ 2013-2014 F150 pickups over a defective brake master cylinder. The defect involves a leak of brake fluid within the master cylinder, which could seep into the brake booster, affecting its function greatly. Because brakes are supposed to be a sealed system, any loss in pressure […]

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97 98 HYUNDAI SONATA SEDAN FRONT HOOD LOCK LATCH SAFETY OEM  12030 picture
97 98 HYUNDAI SONATA SEDAN FRONT HOOD LOCK LATCH SAFETY OEM 12030
NEW 70-72 Chevy Monte Carlo Automatic Floor Shift Neutral Safety Switch picture
NEW 70-72 Chevy Monte Carlo Automatic Floor Shift Neutral Safety Switch
Groco SSC1250 Seacock Safety Conversion 1.25  LC picture
Groco SSC1250 Seacock Safety Conversion 1.25 LC
Universal Car Safety Seat Belt Buckle Alarm Stopper Eliminator Clip Stop Warning picture
Universal Car Safety Seat Belt Buckle Alarm Stopper Eliminator Clip Stop Warning
04-08 Pontiac Grand Prix Rear Trunk Latch Lock Actuator Safety Release picture
04-08 Pontiac Grand Prix Rear Trunk Latch Lock Actuator Safety Release