What You Should Know About The Confusing Gear Shift In Jeep, Dodge, & Chrysler Vehicles

What You Should Know About The Confusing Gear Shift In Jeep, Dodge, & Chrysler Vehicles

For years, the gearshift in a vehicle has followed roughly the same design: a user guides the stick to a designated slot corresponding to the desired gear selection. That has changed in recent years, as some carmakers have opted for sleeker, tech-savvy electronic shifters. However, these components have proven to be confusing, leading to some vehicles — thought to have been in “park” — rolling away, injuring some owners.  [More]

Van Swearington

Jeep Recalled For Gear Shift Issue Linked To Star Trek Actor’s Death

When Fiat Chrysler (FCA) recalled 811,000 Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles in April over concerns about the cars’ confusing electronic gear shifter, the carmaker said it was aware of more than 100 crashes, including 41 injuries, resulting from drivers inadvertently leaving their vehicles in gear with the engine running. The issue is now being linked to the death of a young actor over the weekend.  [More]

Chris Goldberg

More Than 55K Pounds Of Chicken Recalled, Because Soil And Sand Aren’t Tasty

The last thing you want to see when preparing your chicken for the grill is to find it covered in sand or soil, but that has apparently been the case for several chicken products from producer Gold’n Plump, leading the company to recall 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.  [More]

John

Infiniti Recalls 60K Sedans Over Self-Driving Steering Malfunction

The race to put autonomous vehicle technology in vehicles hit a roadblock for Nissan this week as the carmaker announced the recall of 60,000 vehicles under the Infiniti brand because the adaptive steering system may not work as intended.  [More]

Norm

BMW Recalls 622,000 SUVs Over Child Restraint Concerns

As technology has improved, so has the way in which children are secured in vehicles, from car seats to child seat anchors. However, the safety of a child is only possible if these devices are working. And it turns out the anchor bars in hundreds of thousands of BMW SUVs might not work as intended.  [More]

(Van Swearington)

Kia Recalls 219K Minivans Because Hoods Shouldn’t Just Fly Up

There’s nothing worse than driving down the road only to have the hood of your car all of a sudden fly up, obstructing your view. Okay, that likely doesn’t happen often, but for more than 219,000 owners of recently recalled Kia Sedona minivans it is certainly a possibility. [More]

Nature Made Vitamins Recalled Over Salmonella, Staph Contamination Concerns

Nature Made Vitamins Recalled Over Salmonella, Staph Contamination Concerns

Some people believe that taking a daily vitamin can improve their health and boost their immune systems. What they probably don’t envision when popping one of those pills or gummies is becoming ill. For that reason, Pharmavite is recalling several varieties of its popular Nature Made vitamins that may be contaminated with salmonella or staph.  [More]

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Report: Carmakers Continue To Equip Vehicles With Defective Takata Airbags

Fourteen automakers have recalled nearly 40 million vehicles equipped with more than 80 million defective Takata airbags that can deploy with enough force to shoot pieces of shrapnel at drivers and passengers, leading to 10 deaths in the U.S. and hundreds of injuries. While the Japanese parts maker, federal regulators, and carmakers have worked to replace these dangerous safety devices, a new report reveals that at least four carmakers continue to equip new vehicles with affected airbags.  [More]

Ken Fager

Ford Recalls 271K Trucks Over Brake Issue Linked To 9 Crashes

While you can debate the best features in the many pickup trucks available, we can all agree that a feature no one wants are faulty brake lines, like the ones resulting in a new recall of 271,000 Ford F-150 trucks. [More]

Mike Mozart

Toyota Adds 1.58M Airbags To Takata Recall List

Weeks after federal regulators increased the scope of the recall for shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags by up to 40 million safety devices, Toyota has announced just how many of its vehicles are covered by the expansion: 1.58 million. [More]

Target, Pacific Cycle Recall 129K Infant Bike Helmets Over Choking Hazards

Target, Pacific Cycle Recall 129K Infant Bike Helmets Over Choking Hazards

If you picked up an infant bicycle helmet from Target recently you might want to check to make sure it’s not one of 129,000 recently recalled.  [More]

Samuel M. Livingston

Honda, Takata’s largest customer, says it will recall an additional 21 million vehicles equipped with the parts maker’s shrapnel-shooting airbags after federal regulators recently increased the scope of the safety initiative by up to 40 million airbags. In all, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recalled up to 68 million airbags. Of those, an estimated 51 million are in Honda vehicles. [The New York Times]

Mike Mozart

Subaru Recalls 52K Legacy, Outback Vehicles, Tells Owners Not To Drive Them

If you own a newer model Subaru Outback or Legacy vehicle, the carmaker wants you to keep it in the garage after determining the steering can fail.  [More]

Frozen Vegetable Recall Expands Again, Covers 16 More Products Sold Nationally

The massive frozen vegetable recall linked to a listeria outbreak that has so far resulted in two deaths and eight illnesses, has once again expanded. According to notices posted with the Food & Drug Administration, NORPAC Foods recalled Natural Directions Organics Mixed Vegetables and Natural Directions Organic Green Peas, while Picsweet issued a recall of 14 varieties of frozen vegetables that contain green beans or green peas from supplier CRF Frozen Foods. The vast vegetable recall kicked off two weeks ago when CRF announced the voluntary call back of frozen organic and traditional fruit and vegetable products manufactured or processed at its Washington facility since May 1, 2014 after finding traces of listeria in the food. [Food & Drug Administration]

Massive Frozen Vegetable Recall Linked To 2 Deaths, 8 Illnesses

Massive Frozen Vegetable Recall Linked To 2 Deaths, 8 Illnesses

Federal health and safety regulators have opened an investigation into a listeria outbreak related to the recent recall of more than 350 different varieties and brands of frozen vegetables after eight people from three states — two who later died — became infected with strains of the bacteria.  [More]

Blue Bell Recalls Pints Of Ice Cream Because Rocky Road Is Not Cookies ‘N Cream

Blue Bell Recalls Pints Of Ice Cream Because Rocky Road Is Not Cookies ‘N Cream

Ask any ice cream lover — or novice, really — and they’ll tell you there’s a fundamental difference between Rocky Road and Cookies ’n Cream flavors: one obviously contains cookies and the other marshmallows and nuts. Yet somehow, the two flavors were mixed up during production, leading the Texas-based creamery to recall the products.  [More]

Samuel M. Livingston

Deadly Airbag Recall Expected To Grow By Up To 35 Million This Week

Takata’s massive airbag inflator recall could more than double this week, as U.S. safety regulators are reportedly poised to announced the addition of 35 million safety devices to the recall list that already includes 28 million shrapnel-shooting airbags.  [More]

Foster Farms Recalls 220K Pounds Of Chicken Nuggets, Because Plastic And Rubber Are Not Tasty

Foster Farms Recalls 220K Pounds Of Chicken Nuggets, Because Plastic And Rubber Are Not Tasty

Nearly three years after hundreds of people from all over the country got sick from eating Salmonella-tainted chicken from Foster Farms, the poultry producer is facing another issue with its products. The company announced that it would recall 220,000 pounds of chicken nuggets that may contain pieces of plastic.  [More]