Category Archives: automotive defect

Takata Acknowledges a Defect in Air Bag Inflators

A recent article has reported that the air bag manufacturer, Takata, has agreed to a national recall of certain types of their driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These air bag inflators were made with a propellant that degraded … Continue reading

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EXPLOSIONS CAUSE MASSIVE TAKATA AIRBAG RECALLS

Nissan has recently increased the number of vehicles recalled in the United States for passenger airbags manufactured by the Japanese-based Takata. The massive airbag recall has affected over two dozen brands of vehicles in the United States. Defective Takata air … Continue reading

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Rhode Island man dead after car crash in Somerville

A Rhode Island man was killed in a two car crash on Route 28 in Somerville early Tuesday morning. Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to the crash at the intersection of Route 28 and Mystic Avenue at about 4:35 a.m. … Continue reading

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Honda, Toyota, Nissan recalls millions of vehicals

Toyota, Honda and Nissan are recalling more than 3 million vehicles globally for a problem with passenger-side air bags – the inflator may burst, sending plastic pieces flying. According to a press release from Toyota, 170,000 front passenger airbag inflators … Continue reading

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Driver of bus that struck overpass to face charges

Massachusetts State Police will file criminal charges against the man who was driving a bus that struck an overpass on Soldiers Field Road in February, 2013. Samuel J. Jackson, 67, of Philadelphia faces a criminal charge of negligent operation to … Continue reading

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Bell Sports Recalls BMX Helmet

Bell Sports is recalling about 31,100 bicycle helmets (2,500 in Canada) because ‘the plastic buckle that connects the chin straps can fail, causing the helmet to come off the wearer’s head.’ These helmets are not typical of those commonly seen … Continue reading

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Chrysler recalls Dodge Challengers V6 for risk of fire

Chrysler has issued a recall for the V6 version of the 2013 Dodge Challenger; the possibility of a wiring harness that could short circuit and lead to a fire. Owners of these V6 Challengers built from November 2012 through January … Continue reading

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Honda RECALL: Brake Malfunction

Honda is voluntarily recalling 182,800 vehicles due to an electronic stability system malfunction, according to a statement from the automaker. Affected vehicles are 101,000 Honda Pilot crossovers, 60,000 Acura MDX SUVs and 21,000 Acura RL sedans, all from model-year 2005; … Continue reading

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