The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is reviewing a Ford Motor Co. recall of thousands of cars, SUVs and vans that can run low on coolant and potentially overheat and catch fire after the company proposed a remedy that doesn’t fix the coolant problem. Ford notified the agency about the …Read More »
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FTC Sells Out Consumers & Justice Department in Consent Order Allowing GM to Sell Certified Used Cars With Outstanding Safety Recalls
August 26, 2016 FTC Sells Out Consumers & Justice Department in Consent Order Allowing GM to Sell Certified Used Cars With Outstanding Safety Recalls In allowing GM to sell unrepaired vehicles with outstanding safety recalls, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) not only is out-of-touch with vehicle safety in America but …Read More »
Click here to view the full article from KWWL By: PAUL A. EISENSTEIN (NBC) – You check your oil, tune the engine and make sure you car’s brakes are working right. But you may still be riding around in a four-wheeled time bomb, it turns out. At least 45 million vehicles …Read More »
If you’re looking for a good used car, you undoubtedly want one that’s safe. But are dealerships and used car lots selling used cars with dangerous recalls? And if they are, how would you know? “CBS This Morning” went on an undercover shopping trip in New Jersey to see what …Read More »
AutoNation just kicked the can. Last year, the largest U.S. auto dealership group staked out a bold and admirable position on recalls, pledging to go beyond federal law and not sell new or used vehicles with pending recalls. It did quite a bit of moralizing on the issue, too. CEO …Read More »
DETROIT - Shortly after Elizabeth Berry parked her bright yellow 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS on the street in front of her family's home in May 2014, flames engulfed the engine, destroying the car and scorching her mailbox.
"I was hysterical. That was like my third baby," she says of the car.
Compounding the shock was the fact that five years earlier, Berry had answered a recall notice from General Motors for a repair that was supposed to prevent engine fires.Read More »
The recall seemed to be straightforward enough: Recaro Child Safety needed to fix some of its car seats so that they would not break free during a crash.
But the path to that announcement, made last week, was anything but.
After more than 18 months of resistance by Recaro, about 173,000 child seats are being recalled, illustrating how long and fraught the recall process can become. The case follows another wide-ranging child seat recall, for models made by Graco Children’s Products, that was also fought by its company.Read More »
AutoNation Inc. will no longer sell any vehicle, used or new, with an open safety recall.
The new policy will be costly, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson says, but it's the right thing to do for customers. Jackson declined to estimate the expense but noted that 5 to 10 percent of AutoNation's inventory would be deemed unsellable at any given time under the new policy.Read More »