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Ford Expands Ranger Recall By Nearly 10,000 Trucks Over Takata Airbag Defect

The number of vehicles affected by potentially defective Takata airbags continues to grow. This time it comes from Ford, with the manufacturer expanding its previous recall regarding the Ranger pickup truck, bringing the total number of affected trucks to 23,713. [More]

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NHTSA Examining 163 New Complaints Of Unintended Acceleration In Toyota Vehicles

Just six months after it was announced that Toyota would pay $1.2 billion to close a case involving the unintended acceleration in a number of vehicles, the car manufacture is facing a federal probe over the same issue. [More]

Report Finds NHTSA Failed To Detect GM Ignition Switch Issue For Seven Years Despite Ample Information

Report Finds NHTSA Failed To Detect GM Ignition Switch Issue For Seven Years Despite Ample Information

By definition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with preventing crashes and achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. Yet, according to a new House committee report, the agency failed for years to identify a safety issue in General Motors vehicles that eventually lead to 19 deaths, if not more. [More]

NHTSA Probes Ford Fiestas Because Car Doors Shouldn’t Magically Open While Driving

NHTSA Probes Ford Fiestas Because Car Doors Shouldn’t Magically Open While Driving

As a general rule of thumb I make sure to never drive with my door open: it’s not safe for me, my passengers or other drivers. But for some 60-odd drivers of Ford Fiestas, closing the door didn’t mean it would actually stay shut, and that issue opened the door (horrible pun) for a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation. [More]

Latest Federal Probe Into GM’s Delayed Ignition Switch Recall Centers On Company’s Legal Department

Latest Federal Probe Into GM’s Delayed Ignition Switch Recall Centers On Company’s Legal Department

We know, we know: Broken record here, but the legal woes for General Motors are far from over and new probes are announced every day. Now federal prosecutors are looking into whether the car manufacturer’s legal department concealed evidence that could have led to an earlier recall of vehicles with faulty ignition switches that ultimately led to at least 13 deaths. [More]

Man Hacks Gift Card Database: Was It For Research, Or To Score Free Stuff?

Man Hacks Gift Card Database: Was It For Research, Or To Score Free Stuff?

Running out of funds on your store gift card is a total bummer. While most of us would just pay with our own cash or buy another gift card. For a Virginia man, there was another option: circumvent a computer database
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GM To Start Process Of Compensating Families Of Ignition Switch Victims In August

GM To Start Process Of Compensating Families Of Ignition Switch Victims In August

General Motors has been promising for weeks that it will come up with some sort of compensation for people who bought any of the car company’s millions of vehicles with defective ignition switches. GM now says the plan is coming together, but don’t hold your breath waiting for specifics. [More]

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NHTSA Opens Investigation Into Defective Airbags Following Numerous Recalls

Just a day after Toyota re-issued a 2013 recall because shrapnel could fly toward passengers when the airbag deploys, federal regulators opened an investigation into whether the airbags used by five automakers could hurt people in the event of a crash. [More]

NHTSA Investigating Why Jeep Airbags Continue To Deploy On Their Own

NHTSA Investigating Why Jeep Airbags Continue To Deploy On Their Own

When a car manufacturer initiates a recall and provides a remedy for the issue, you assume that fix is going to stick. But that may not be the case for the 2012 airbag-related recall of two Jeep models, as federal regulators are investigating why Chrysler’s fix has not eliminated the problem. [More]

Following Death Of Child, NHTSA Investigating Dodge Ram Ignition Switch

Following Death Of Child, NHTSA Investigating Dodge Ram Ignition Switch

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into a possible Chrysler Group pickup truck ignition-switch defect that has resulted in one fatality. [More]

Senate Investigates Publishers Clearing House Amid Allegations Of Deceptive Marketing

Senate Investigates Publishers Clearing House Amid Allegations Of Deceptive Marketing

For years the friendly faces at Publishers Clearing House have been giving consumers hope that they’ve won or are about to win a fabulous prize. But does the company mislead consumers with deceptive sweepstakes promotions? In some instances, yes, a new report has found. [More]

McDonald’s Franchise Operator To Pay 500K In Wage Theft Settlement With New York

McDonald’s Franchise Operator To Pay 500K In Wage Theft Settlement With New York

In an agreement with the New York state Attorney General’s office, the owner of several McDonald’s locations in Manhattan will pay $500,000 to settle allegations that his company shortchanged 1,600 current and former employees at the fast food chain. [More]

Investigation: Banks Took $6 Billion In Home Insurance Kickbacks

Investigation: Banks Took $6 Billion In Home Insurance Kickbacks

According to a HUD investigation, big banks raked in over $6 billion in a decades-long insurance kickback scheme that violated RESPA. [More]

More Subpoenas For Toyota! This Time It's Steering Rods

More Subpoenas For Toyota! This Time It's Steering Rods

Five years ago Toyota had a problem with their steering rods. Now a federal grand jury would like to see records relating to whether or not the company notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the problem in a timely fashion, says the WSJ. [More]

‘LifeCare’ Workers ‘Mercy Kill’ Invalids During Hurricane Katrina, New Info Illuminates

‘LifeCare’ Workers ‘Mercy Kill’ Invalids During Hurricane Katrina, New Info Illuminates

during Hurricane Katrina, with specific regard to the seventh floor, leased to the LifeCare hospital management group, of the Memorial Medical Center.