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How Do I Know If My Car Has A Recall?

April 27, 2017

How Do I Know If My Car Has A Recall? There’s a handful of ways to know if your car has a recall. The first, and really the most important, way that you need to know, is you can look at a government website called safercar.gov and they will tell you clearly if there is…

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Again Tops Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch List

March 1, 2017

Jeep Grand Cherokee Again Tops Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch List The Safety Institute released the Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch List this month and Jeep Grand Cherokee again took the top 2 spots. Plagued with power train issues, 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees have held the #1 and #2 positions since November 2016. The report monitors NHTSA…

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NHTSA Declined to Probe Toyota’s Unintended Acceleration

September 15, 2015

NHTSA Declined to Probe Toyota’s Unintended Acceleration The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rejected a probe from an electrical engineer to investigate low-speed unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Gopal Raghavan from Thousand Oaks, California, an electrical engineer with a doctorate degree from Stanford University, filed a petition with the government safety agency…

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Toyota Electronics Finally Found Guilty for Unintended Acceleration

November 8, 2013

Toyota Electronics Finally Found Guilty for Unintended Acceleration We have discussed several cases against Toyota for the unintended accelerations leading to terrible accidents involving the company’s vehicles on our blog. But we may see a change in Toyota’s response to these cases after a recent settlement for a crash that happened in 2007 involving Jean Bookout. Jean Bookout…

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Should Toyota be held liable for this woman’s death?

October 30, 2013

Should Toyota be held liable for this woman’s death? Noriko Uno was 66-years-old when she died after her Toyota Camry struck a telephone pole and tree. Her family filed a lawsuit against Toyota for her death and for failure to install a brake override safety system on her vehicle. The Camry allegedly had an unintended acceleration problem…

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Stuck accelerator on Kia Sorento causes Iowa woman to drive up to 115 mph on major roadway

August 31, 2013

Stuck accelerator on Kia Sorento causes Iowa woman to drive up to 115 mph on major roadway Lauri Ulvestad, 47 from Iowa, was driving home from visiting a friend Aug. 19 when the accelerator in her 2011 Kia Sorento SUV became stuck. A dash-camera video captured by the Missouri State Highway Patrol officers who soon…

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Ford and NHTSA Slip Up Costing Many People Their Lives

August 19, 2013

Ford and NHTSA Slip Up Costing Many People Their Lives Most people would consider the death of a young girl enough to do a Recall Query, but in the case of the Ford Escape, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) didn’t feel that it was necessary. In January 2012, Saige Bloom, a 17-year-old driver, in Payson,…

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Ford Faces a Lawsuit Due to Unintended Acceleration

May 6, 2013

Ford Faces a Lawsuit Due to Unintended Acceleration Not only has Toyota experienced problems with their vehicles having unintended acceleration issues, but Ford is now facing the issue as well. A lawsuit was filed against Ford Motor Co. for several Ford and Lincoln vehicles that were manufactured between 2002 and 2010 that have unintentional acceleration problems and “adequate fail-safe…

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Breaking News: CNN discovered confidential document confirming Toyota never knew sudden unintended acceleration was caused by electronic software

March 7, 2012

CNN has discovered a confidential memo revealing Toyota engineers were aware of an electronic software problem that caused sudden unintended acceleration in test vehicles during the pre-production phase. Engineers raised concerns of problems with the adaptive cruise-control software in a test model designated the 250L (later sold as the Lexus 460) and called for a “fail-safe…

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Toyota Unintended Acceleration – What NHTSA doesn’t want you to know

January 23, 2012

The Federal government is at it again. Toyota has spent tens of millions of dollars over the past few years trying to convince the Federal government and the public there are no electronic problem with its vehicles that cause unintended acceleration. Toyota was able to convince the NHTSA to conclude there was no electronic-base cause…

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