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Stories about: safety

Turning a Blind Eye to Teslas Will Make Them Deadlier Pintos
Turning a Blind Eye to Teslas Will Make Them Deadlier Pintos

5 Aug 2022, 22:36 UTC / It's not that we don't like or hate Teslas, but if nobody speaks about the mess these vehicles are making, nobody will try to correct them

 
Nissan Recalls 10,500 Rental Vehicles Over Software Bug
Nissan Recalls 10,500 Rental Vehicles Over Software Bug

31 Jul 2022, 11:14 UTC / Late-model Rogues, Pathfinders, Frontiers, and Titans built for the rental fleet are called back due to a reboot condition that fails to comply with FMVSS 111

 
Subaru Recalls Nearly 60,000 Units of the WRX to Replace the Backup Lamp Switch
Subaru Recalls Nearly 60,000 Units of the WRX to Replace the Backup Lamp Switch

30 Jul 2022, 15:22 UTC / If you're dailying a 2015 to 2021 Subaru WRX, chances are your Scooby needs a replacement backup lamp switch that features an improved design

 
BMW Recalls iX and i4 for Battery Issue, Owners Shouldn't Drive or Charge Their EVs
BMW Recalls iX and i4 for Battery Issue, Owners Shouldn't Drive or Charge Their EVs

29 Jul 2022, 11:26 UTC / A grand total of 83 electric BMWs are called back in the United States due to cathode pieces getting into the battery cell during the manufacturing process

 
Falcon 8X’s Awesome Vision Power Is Now Double, Already the World’s Most Advanced
Falcon 8X’s Awesome Vision Power Is Now Double, Already the World’s Most Advanced

29 Jul 2022, 03:41 UTC / The French very-long-range trijet is now even more powerful, thanks to a unique dual HUD technology that takes vision to the next level

 
Land Rover Is Recalling 5,000 SUVs Over Damaged Seatbelt Pretensioners
Land Rover Is Recalling 5,000 SUVs Over Damaged Seatbelt Pretensioners

27 Jul 2022, 14:08 UTC / Land Rover and sister brand Jaguar were never good at quality control, but this recall originates from a supplier's mistake, not the automaker's oversight

 
Certain 2022 Audi A3 Vehicles Feature Seatbelt Tensioners That May Not Restrain Properly
Certain 2022 Audi A3 Vehicles Feature Seatbelt Tensioners That May Not Restrain Properly

27 Jul 2022, 13:07 UTC / Rather than the Volkswagen Group, the culprit for this recall is the Czech Republic-based supplier of the seatbelt assemblies

 
Porsche Is Recalling 40,421 Taycan EVs Globally
Porsche Is Recalling 40,421 Taycan EVs Globally

26 Jul 2022, 15:05 UTC / Porsche's all-electric model is getting the wrong kind of publicity once again, this time over a damaged seat wire harness that may deactivate the airbags

 
Cyclist Uses an Air Horn To Scare Pedestrians off the Bike Lane, but It Backfires
Cyclist Uses an Air Horn To Scare Pedestrians off the Bike Lane, but It Backfires

24 Jul 2022, 18:30 UTC / Isn’t a bell enough to attract people’s attention? This person thinks something more potent is needed. Unfortunately, it didn’t work as intended

 
Many Popular Trucks Have Flunked the IIHS Seat Belt Reminder Test
Many Popular Trucks Have Flunked the IIHS Seat Belt Reminder Test

21 Jul 2022, 20:41 UTC / Half of the 10 crew-cab pickups tested by the IIHS received poor ratings for the effectiveness of their seat belt reminder systems

 
Isuzu Recalls 2022 FTR Cab-Over Trucks Over Missing Transmission Parking Pawl
Isuzu Recalls 2022 FTR Cab-Over Trucks Over Missing Transmission Parking Pawl

20 Jul 2022, 14:26 UTC / Four examples of the 2022 Isuzu FTR Class 6 are called back to replace the automatic transmission with the correct unit, which features a parking pawl

 
Floyd Mayweather’s Lime Rolls-Royce Now Includes a Custom Mink Seat for His Grandson
Floyd Mayweather’s Lime Rolls-Royce Now Includes a Custom Mink Seat for His Grandson

20 Jul 2022, 05:52 UTC / Champ continues to shower Kentrell Jr. with love and expensive gifts, including a mink-lined baby car seat that matches the interior of his newest Cullinan

 
Mercedes Recalls Two Sprinter Vans Over Incorrectly Connected Wiring
Mercedes Recalls Two Sprinter Vans Over Incorrectly Connected Wiring

18 Jul 2022, 14:17 UTC / Once again, Mercedes-Benz proves that full-size van customers are better off buying the more humble Ford Transit instead of the more pretentious Sprinter

 
Subaru Recalls Certain Legacy Sedans and Outback Wagons for Slipping and Breaking Drive Ch
Subaru Recalls Certain Legacy Sedans and Outback Wagons for Slipping and Breaking Drive Ch

18 Jul 2022, 10:03 UTC / Subaru has curiously missed 182 units of the Legacy and Outback from a safety recall the Japanese automaker issued last year, in December 2021

 
Certain LPG-Converted Ford Trucks Recalled Over Corroding Fuel Lines
Certain LPG-Converted Ford Trucks Recalled Over Corroding Fuel Lines

18 Jul 2022, 08:08 UTC / Who would have thought that stainless steel and zinc-plated carbon steel may produce a galvanic reaction in the Salt Belt region?

 
GM Recalls Buick Regal Over Brake Issue
GM Recalls Buick Regal Over Brake Issue

15 Jul 2022, 13:58 UTC / The Regal may not be sold in the United States anymore, but GM still has to fix a few older models over a software gremlin that affects braking performance

 
Mercedes-Benz Recalls EQS Vehicles Over Towing Eye Thread Point Issue
Mercedes-Benz Recalls EQS Vehicles Over Towing Eye Thread Point Issue

14 Jul 2022, 14:21 UTC / Although it's a 2022 model, the Mercedes-Benz EQS for the U.S. market has been hit with its seventh recall since November 2021

 
Ford Engine Compartment Fire Recall Detailed, Over 100,000 Vehicles Affected
Ford Engine Compartment Fire Recall Detailed, Over 100,000 Vehicles Affected

14 Jul 2022, 13:29 UTC / If you own a hybrid or plug-in hybrid Ford Escape, Maverick, or Lincoln Corsair, your vehicle is most likely involved in this recalled

 
Ferrari’s Red Force Has Been (Illegally) Scaled and BASE-Jumped, Conquered
Ferrari’s Red Force Has Been (Illegally) Scaled and BASE-Jumped, Conquered

13 Jul 2022, 09:15 UTC / Urban free climber breaks into Ferari Land in Spain and scales Europe’s highest and fastest rollercoaster for a BASE jump. The arrest was worth it

 
Thanks to New Funding, May Mobility Gets More Traction in the Autonomous Vehicle Segment
Thanks to New Funding, May Mobility Gets More Traction in the Autonomous Vehicle Segment

12 Jul 2022, 21:08 UTC / May Mobility closed a $111 million Series C round of funding and is one step closer to bringing equitable mobility solutions to the masses