Seat Defect Leads Honda to Recall More Than 250,000 Odyssey Minivans

Seat Defect Leads Honda to Recall More Than 250,000 Odyssey Minivans Honda is recalling 254,568 Odyssey minivans, model years 2014-2016, because of a defect in the second row seat mechanism. If the walk-in release lever is used to fold a fully reclined left outboard seatback forward, the seatback may stay in the unlocked position or […]

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Where’d the Seat Belt Go? Mercedes-Benz recalls 122,000 Vehicles.

Where’d the Seat Belt Go? Mercedes-Benz recalls 122,000 Vehicles. Mercedes Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 121,861 vehicles because the rear seat belt latch plates may retract into the interior paneling, preventing passengers from using them. Affected are the following makes and models: 017-2019 GLC43 AMG 2016-2019 GLC300 4Matic/li> 2016-2018 GLC300/li> 2018 GLC63 AMG 4Matic/li> 2018-2019 […]

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Takata Expands Largest Automotive Recall in U.S. History

Takata Expands Largest Automotive Recall in U.S. History Via: NPR, All Things Considered Takata recalled an additional 3.3 million airbags this month, expanding what is already the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says additional airbags are scheduled to be recalled through 2020. The biggest auto recall in history […]

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Texas Launches “Move Over” Campaign to Protect First Responders on Roads

Texas Launches “Move Over” Campaign to Protect First Responders on Roads Via: EMS1.com By Erica Pauda Lubbock Avalanche-Journal AUSTIN, Texas — Hoping to avoid crashes involving emergency vehicles, the Texas Department of Public Safety is informing the public of its “move over” campaign. Emergency vehicles include patrol units, vehicles with the Texas Department of Transportation, […]

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Cooper Recalls 40,000 Defective Tires

Cooper Recalls 40,000 Defective Tires Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling more than 40,000 tires because they are defective and could cause a tire blow-out, putting drivers and passenger at risk for a serious crash. Cooper said the tires were made with an incorrect belt rubber compound that may result in poor adhesion of […]

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Treading Dangerously: Lax Safety Inside Goodyear’s Tire Plants

Treading Dangerously: Lax Safety Inside Goodyear’s Tire Plants Via: Nondoc.com By: Jennifer Gollan Photo Courtesy – Gabriel Hongsdusit/Reveal As daylight faded, Matthew Smith and Kerrybeth Hall were in rural West Texas headed to college when the left rear tire of Smith’s black Ford pickup failed. The truck skidded sideways on the busy highway, smashing through […]

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Urgent “Stop Driving” Warning Issued for Some Ford Ranger Trucks

Urgent “Stop Driving” Warning Issued for Some Ford Ranger Trucks Ford is warning owners of certain 2006 Ford Ranger compact pickup trucks to stop driving them and contact dealers immediately for a free repair. The company also said it would tow vehicles to dealers, who would provide owners with a loaner. Ford said certain 2006 […]

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Department of Labor Increases Max Penalty for OSHA Violations

Department of Labor Increases Max Penalty for OSHA Violations Via: EHS.com By: Michael T. Taylor On Jan. 2, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Federal Register notice announcing an increase in the maximum penalty amounts for violations of federal Occupational Safety and Health standards and regulations. Under the new penalty structure, the maximum penalty […]

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HP Recalls 50,000 Lithium-Ion Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risk

Via: ConsumerReports.org By Allen St. John HP announced that it is recalling the lithium-ion batteries in more than 50,000 laptops because of the danger of fire in cases of battery malfunction. “These batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers,” the company said in a statement. “For this reason, […]

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The Texas Traffic Law That’s Ignored Every Day

The Texas Traffic Law That’s Ignored Every Day Via: ABC13.com There’s a law that is routinely ignored by drivers every day, and local officials are planning to start making you more aware of it. Texas law prohibits driving in the left lane of multiple lane roadways unless for the purposes of passing other vehicles or […]

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