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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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Has Ford Reliability Stalled Out? More Recalls are on the Horizon!

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a Ford recall over defective door latches. It turns out that not only can these latches fail, causing your door to open while driving, this also wasn’t the first time Ford instituted a recall over latches. Now another Ford recall is looming, but this defect could be even more serious than door latch problems. Is Ford Reliability a Distant Memory? Faulty ignition switches were causing GM vehicles to crash while in accessory mode. This prevented airbags from deploying, which led to many injuries and deaths. GM called the problem rolling stalls, and now Ford might have a similar problem. Fuel injection pumps on 2013-2015 Ford Flex, Taurus, Police Interceptor, Lincoln MKS, and MKT models are malfunctioning. The defect can prevent these vehicles from starting, or even worse, they can cause them to stall while driving. So far there has been no…
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Why Can’t Ford Close the Door On Latch Issues?

The U.S. is overflowing with auto recalls. The Takata recall has grown to become the largest auto recall in history and the GM ignition switch recall has found new life since the government ruled that new GM is responsible for the actions of old GM. Now the number one automaker in the America is joining in on the recall chaos. Why Can’t Ford Close the Door On Latch Issues? If you own a Ford Escape, Focus, Transit Connect, Mustang or a Lincoln MKC, then you might want to call your local Ford dealer. Some 2012 through 2016 year models of these cars have a problem that could leave you hanging out of your car while driving down the street. According to the manufacturer, these vehicles were built with springs inside their door panels that could easily break. The metal in the springs is particularly sensitive to high temperatures and sunlight…
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Have You Heard Of The Seat Back Defect?

A family was riding in their Honda Odyssey Minivan when it was suddenly struck from behind. A car moving at 55 mph rear-ended the minivan and broke the seat back of the minivan’s driver. The driver fell backwards on top of his 16-month-old daughter. The girl did not survive. Have You Heard Of The Seat Back Defect? Not many people have heard of the seat back defect. Yet over 100 people have been injured or killed by this defect since 1989. And most of the victims have been children. So why haven’t we heard about it? That’s what lawmakers in Washington D.C. want to know. Senator Ed Markey is leading a congressional inquiry into the seat back collapse defect. He and his fellow members of congress want to know why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and automakers haven’t fixed this problem. And so far, senators and representatives aren’t…
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