Certain Countries Want to Ban All Vehicles that Run On Gas or Diesel

Some Countries Want to Ban Gas & Diesel Vehicles, will the U.S. Follow? By Paul A. Eisenstein Via NBC News If France’s Environment Minister has his way, the country could join a small but growing list of countries that plan to ban vehicles running on gasoline, diesel or other fossil fuels. The proposal was announced […]

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Takata Air Bag Company Files for Bankruptcy Amid Recalls and Lawsuits

Takata Air Bag Company Files for Bankruptcy Amid Recalls and Lawsuits By Tom Krisher, Marcy Gordon and Mari Yamaguchi | AP Via The Associated Press Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on […]

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New Texas Law Sets Rules for Driverless Cars

New Texas Law Sets Rules for Driverless Cars By: Brandon Formby Via The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that signals to Google, Uber and carmakers that they are welcome to test self-driving cars on the state’s roads and highways without a driver behind the wheel. There was nothing in existing law […]

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Texas Ban on Texting While Driving Takes Effect Sept. 1

Texas Ban on Texting While Driving Takes Effect Sept. 1 By: Dug Begley VIA The Houston Chronicle OMG, Texas has a texting ban for drivers. Gov. Greg. Abbott signed HB 62 Tuesday, approving the state’s first ban on handheld communications by motorists. It brings an end to more than a decade of efforts by some […]

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It’s Time to Address Critical Safety Recalls for Your Vehicle

It’s Time to Address Critical Safety Recalls for Your Vehicle 2017 has seen massive recalls over defective air bags and seat belts—two critical vehicle occupant safety features. To procrastinate over dealing with these recalls, or to flat out ignore them, is to put your life and the lives of your passengers in constant danger. Air […]

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March 2017 Recall Overview

March 2017 Recall Overview Air Bag Issue Sparks GM Recall of Older Sports Cars General Motors is recalling 107,000 older sports cars worldwide because a faulty sensor can disable the front passenger air bag. Read more Air Bag, Console Issues Prompt Mercedes-Benz Recalls Affecting Nearly 20,000 Cars Mercedes-Benz has recalled 12,456 E-Class 2017 vehicles because […]

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January 2017 Recall Overview

January 2017 Recall Overview Volkswagen Recalls 136,000 Cars Over Anti-Lock Brake Issue Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 136,000 Audi and Volkswagen autos to fix potential problems with their antilock brake systems. Read more Mercedes-Benz Recalls 48,000 New Models Over Software Glitch Mercedes-Benz has recalled 47,766 model year 2016 and 2017 vehicles because faulty […]

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls 48,000 New Models Over Air Bag Software Glitch

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 48,000 New Models Over Software Glitch Mercedes-Benz has recalled 47,766 model year 2016 and 2017 vehicles because faulty software might register the front passenger occupant as a child seat and deactivate the air bag. Fourteen models are affected: GL350 4Matic Bluetec GL550 4Matic GLE350 4Matic GLE43 AMG Coupe GLE450 4Matic GLE300d 4Matic GLE350, […]

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Volkswagen Recalls 136,000 Cars Over Anti-Lock Brake Issue

Volkswagen Recalls 136,000 Cars Over Anti-Lock Brake Issue Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 136,000 Audi and Volkswagen autos to fix potential problems with their antilock brake systems. The recall covers 135,683 vehicles. Affected are: 2009-10 Volkswagen Jetta A5 sedans 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagen, 2009 Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles 2010 […]

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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Vehicles Investigated for Brake Issues

Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Vehicles Investigated for Brake Issues Three crashes and more than 140 complaints have prompted a federal investigation into a potentially serious brake issue with Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan cars manufactured between 2007 and 2009. Owners have complained that after the anti-lock brakes activate, brake pedals go “soft” and travel all […]

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