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Could Auto Manufacturers Be Forced To Reveal Defects Sooner?

Back in 2005, a technical service bulletin (TSB) was sent to GM dealerships all over the world. It warned that the ignition switches in GM cars could cause a “moving stall,” which could shut down a vehicle’s power steering, power brakes and airbags, but this information wasn’t shared with the public. Two years later, a GM vehicle was involved in…
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The Mini Cooper Can Spontaneously Combust

In January 2012 CNN reported that BMW is recalling 89,000 Mini Coopers in the United States for the same sort of problem that led to earlier recalls of BMW and Rolls-Royce luxury cars. Comparatively worldwide, the Mini recall covers a total of 235, 535 cars. The problem addressed in all of the recalls is that a computer circuit board controlling a…
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Honda Pilots Have Defective Seatbelts

The front seat belts in over 300,000 Honda Pilots are prone to disconnection in a crash. As a result, Honda Motor Company announced a vehicle recall for Pilots sold between 2009 and 2011. In a Los Angeles Times report, Honda said the stitching in the seat belt that connects the belt to the anchor is poor. Fortunately, there have been…
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