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NADA Forges Partnership With MyCarDoesWhat Campaign

LAS VEGAS — The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has announced a partnership with the MyCarDoesWhat campaign — a research-driven campaign created by the National Safety Council and University of Iowa to help raise awareness of new vehicle safety features designed to prevent crashes and reduce deaths and injuries. Research from the University of Iowa shows that ... Read More »

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GM Unveils Technology to Help Avoid Child Heatstroke Deaths

General Motors Co said on Tuesday it will introduce a new safety system to remind drivers to check for children in the rear seats, and that it could eventually develop features to detect forgotten children, reports Reuters. The Detroit automaker showed off its 2017 Acadia SUV that includes what it says is an industry-first feature ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler CEO Defends Jeep Safety

WASHINGTON — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV CEO Sergio Marchionne defended the safety of millions of Jeep SUVs recalled for possible gas tank fires, as a Georgia jury hears the case of a 4-year-old boy killed in a Jeep fire, reported The Detroit News. In a 171-page January deposition obtained by The Detroit News, Marchionne said ... Read More »

Democrats Reintroduce Auto Safety Reform Bill

Washington — A group of House Democrats is reintroducing sweeping auto safety reform legislation a year after General Motors Co. recalled 2.6 million vehicles now linked to at least 57 deaths, reported The Detroit News. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., is reintroducing a measure that would dramatically hike the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s auto safety ... Read More »

Feds Fine Takata $14,000 Daily for Not Cooperating

The federal government has levied a $14,000 per day fine against air bag manufacturer Takata Corp. for failing to cooperate with a safety investigation over causes for its air bag inflators rupturing, a defect that has resulted in at least four deaths in the U.S, reported Detroit Free Press. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced ... Read More »

Takata Chairman Apologizes for Causing Concern

Takata Corp.’s chairman and chief executive officer issued an apology in response to an auto-safety crisis created by flaws in its air bags, reported Bloomberg. “We deeply regret that the recent recalls of vehicles equipped with our airbags have likely raised significant concerns and troubles to our product users, our customers, shareholders and other stakeholders,” ... Read More »

Ford Recalls 850,000 Vehicles for Air Bag Problem

Ford is recalling 850,000 vehicles to address an electrical problem that could prevent the air bags and other safety systems from working properly in a crash, reported Detroit Free Press. The recall involves the 2013-14 Ford Fusion, Escape and C-MAX as well as the Lincoln MKZ for an issue with the restraints control module connected ... Read More »

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