Ford Motor Company is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles due to an issue that could prevent side airbags from deploying. The recall covers 2013 to 2014 model Ford Escape and C-Max vehicles.
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Ford Recalls Escape and C-Max Models for Side Airbag Issues
Orange County Motorcycle Accident Proves Fatal
Mark Botros, 21, was killed and another motorcyclist was injured in a Westminster car accident after they collided with a car the afternoon of April 11 at an intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Springdale Street and Camphor Avenue. Two motorcyclists apparently…
Toyota Issues Massive Recall for Variety of Serious Safety Defects
No more than a few weeks after agreeing to pay a hefty penalty for criminal activity involving automobile safety defects, Toyota has now issues a global recall of approximately 6.4 million vehicles.
Ten Killed in California Tour Bus Accident
Ten high school students were killed in a fiery bus accident in Orland, California, after a FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median and slammed into the bus the evening of April 10, 2014.
Orange County Metal Finishing Plant Poses High Cancer Risk to Neighbors
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is seeking an order asking Newport Beach-based Hixson metal finishing plant to reduce chromium 6 emissions as soon as possible. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the facility poses an “unacceptably high” cancer risk to nearby residents. AQMD is asking its independent hearing…
Amount GM Saved by Avoiding Faulty Ignition Switch Redesign? One Dollar!
In 2005, General Motors Co. made a conscious decision – to not change the design of a defective ignition switch eventually linked to 13 deaths. According to a Reuters news report, the automaker saved less than $1 per car by putting off that switch redesign, which could have saved lives and prevented injuries. This information came out through an internal GM document provided to U.S. congressional investigators.
Chrysler Recalls 850,000 SUVs for Braking Problem
Chrysler is recalling over 850,000 SUVs due to a possible braking defect. The recall covers 2011 to 2014 model Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos.
Federal Judge Rejects $765 Million Settlement in NFL Concussion Cases Saying Offer is Inadequate
A federal judge in Philadelphia has declined to approve a settlement for another batch of retired players suing the National Football League over concussion-linked claims. According to an Associated Press news report, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s preliminary ruling follows a similar ruling in January on the proposed $765 million umbrella settlement. The judge said…
General Motors Expands Recall Over Ignition Problems
Nearly 5 million vehicles have now been recalled by General Motors as another 1.6 million vehicles are being added due to ignition switch issues. 6 vehicles are associated with the most recent recall. The defective ignition switches have been linked to 13 deaths so far.
GM Misled Grieving Families on Fatal Auto Defect
A report indicates that General Motors misled customers about ignition switch defects as early as 5 years ago. Engineers knew and confirmed these defects could lead to a serious injury crash.