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Florida Car Crash Could Be the 13th US Death Caused by Defective Takata Airbags

A fatal auto accident involving a 34-year-old woman in Holiday, Florida could be the 13th death in the United States caused by defective Takata airbags. Investigators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Honda claim the airbag inflator on the driver’s side of the 2002 Honda Accord ruptured. According to NHTSA, the ammonium nitrate propellant used in the inflators can degrade over time when it is exposed to humidity and temperature fluctuations. As a result, the inflators deploy with too much force. The metal casing that holds the inflators can rupture into small pieces that hit drivers and passengers when these airbags deploy. Florida car owners have an increased risk of being harmed by this defect due to the humid environment. In addition, NHTSA claims 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles pose the greatest airbag rupture risk. Can I File a Takata Airbag Lawsuit? Automakers and auto parts makers…
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Dieselgate 2.0 – Is Fiat Chrysler Cheating on Emissions Too?

Dieselgate has left a black mark on the reputation of Volkswagen. In the past few weeks, the company has admitted to criminal charges, settled those charges for $4.3 billion, and had six executives indicted for its emissions scandal. VW stock has been volatile ever since the discovery of its defeat device software, and VW consumers have flooded courts with their grievances. This has made life more difficult for all automakers as scrutiny on diesel emissions have increased, but one company in particular is feeling the heat more than most automakers. Was Fiat Chrysler Cheating on Emissions Too? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has dropped a bombshell on Fiat Chrysler (FCA). These environment regulators believe they have discovered emissions cheating software in some 104,000 model year 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokees with diesel engines. This discovery…
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Why is Fiat Chrysler Recalling 1.9 Million Vehicles?

It’s been a rough year for auto recalls. A Jeep recall was linked to the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin, and the Takata recall expanded to include over 70 million vehicles. The year is almost over, but the recalls are still coming. This time Fiat Chrysler has been called out by safety regulators. Do You Know Why Fiat Chrysler Is Recalling Your Car? If you drive a Fiat Chrysler vehicle built between 2010 and 2014, then you need to listen up. Seatbelts and airbags in some Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles may not deploy in the event of a crash. The affected models include the 200, Avenger, Caliber, Compass, Patriot and Sebring. The company also says that 1.9 million vehicles could be affected worldwide. What Went Wrong with These Cars? According to the automaker, safety control modules as well as wiring in front impact sensors are defective. These…
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