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NHTSA Investigates Hercules Tire after Lawyer’s Probe

April 22, 2015

NHTSA Investigates Hercules Tire after Lawyer’s Probe The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an Equipment Query Investigation into Hercules Tire and Rubber Company, a subsidiary of American Tire Distributer, after probing from Micheal Cowen, a Texas attorney. Cowen represented Krystal Cantu, whose right arm was crushed in a rollover accident caused by tread…

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The Safety Record Blog’s Top Ten in 2014 – Safety Research and Strategies, Inc.

January 5, 2015

The Safety Record Blog’s Top Ten in 2014 – Safety Research and Strategies, Inc. 1. GM Ignition Switches, the Big Opener for 2014 Who knew on Jan. 1 that just a few weeks later, we’d be watching one of the biggest safety defect scandals unfold when the world learned that GM had been sitting hiding…

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Volvo on the road to zero traffic fatalities with XC90

January 5, 2015

Volvo on the road to zero traffic fatalities with XC90 With over 58 million vehicles recalled this year, drivers are concerned that vehicles are not as safe as they thought they were. There are mounting deaths and injuries from ignition switches, airbags and tires. But one manufacturer is standing tall in the midst of the…

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15-Passenger Van Safety

December 22, 2014

15-Passenger Van Safety As traveling picks up with the holidays quickly approaching, federal safety regulators are reminding families of the dangers and safety challenges that come with driving 15-passenger vans. These large vans can be great for transporting large groups of people, but they come with a high risk of rollover when they are fully…

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It’s time to update the recall system

December 4, 2014

It’s time to update the recall system This year has been the “year of recalls” with nearly 56 million and counting vehicles recalled for product defects. Many of these recalls deal with defects that could cause severe injuries or even death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration throws the number of vehicles around like it…

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Would you consider renting your tires?

March 7, 2014

Renting Tires It’s no joke that buying tires can be expensive, but would you consider renting them to save you the $400-500 you would have to fork out now if you needed them? Companies such as Rent N Roll, which is a rent-to-own tire store in Florida, are popping up in a great deal of…

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Liberty Tire Helps Prove Why You Should Stay Away From Used Tires

May 27, 2013

Last year, Kumho Tires recalled over 40,000 SOLUS KH25 passenger tires due to sidewall cracking. Although the majority of the tires were in the warehouses, 122 had been sold to customers and over 1,000 were in dealers inventories. This April, Kuhmo had to take back almost 12,000 SOLUS KH25 because the company they had paid to…

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Michelin North America Recalls Tires

August 2, 2012

Michelin North America Inc. is recalling about 841,000 BFGoodrich Commercial T/A A/S and Uniroyal Laredo HD/H commercial light truck tires in the U.S., Canada and Mexico due to tread separation concerns. A large portion of the tires were mainly sold in the U.S. These tires are commonly used on commercial light trucks and full-sized heavy-duty vans. Each…

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Goodyear Recalling 40915 Wrangler Silent Armor Flagship Tires

March 6, 2012

Goodyear is recalling 40,915 Wrangler Silent Armor flagship tires. The recall comes after the unfortunate deaths of two Texas college students on August 11, 2011. Matthew Smith and Kerrybeth Hall were traveling in Smith’s 2008 Ford F-150 pickup south on U.S. Highway 67 in Pecos County, Texas when the left rear tire de-treaded, causing the pickup to skid…

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