Honda is recalling over 900,000 Odyssey minivans due to a defective auto part that poses a potential fire danger to drivers. This is a voluntary recall affecting models from the years 2005 to 2010.
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Honda Recalls 900,000 Odyssey Minivans for Potential Fire Danger
House to Investigate General Motors Slow Response to Vehicle Defects
More drama in the GM ignition switch recall investigation as the House plans to hold hearings to determine just how deep the knowledge was about the defective parts, and who may be responsible for the negligence that led to a linked 13 deaths.
AG & FBI Open Criminal Probe into GM Ignition Switch Recall
The U.S. Attorney’s office in New York has opened a criminal investigation into General Motors to determine if there was criminal wrongdoing on GM’s part in connection with the ignition switch recall. According to a CBS News report, the FBI has also joined New York prosecutors in the investigation. At least 13 people have died so far in car accident linked to the ignition-switch defect.
Chrysler Recalls Jeep and Dodge SUVs for Brake Defects
A preventive vehicle defect recall has been initiated by Chrysler to strengthen their braking system and restore the pedal feel. The recall will effect 25,250 Jeep and Dodge SUVs. As of right now, no accidents or injuries have been reported related to this recall.
Veteran LAPD Officer Killed in Beverly Hills Truck Accident
Nicholas Choung Lee, 40, a veteran Los Angeles police officer was killed and two others, including his rookie partner, were critically injured in a truck accident when their patrol car collided with a big rig on a Beverly Hills street. According to an Associated Press news report, the fatal truck accident occurred the morning of March 7, 2014.
Study Finds Electronic Cigarette Use is Linked to More Smoking in Teens
A new study released this week has found that teens who have tried e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke regular cigarettes. According to a HealthDay report, the study, conducted by the Center for Tobacco Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, found that e-cigarette use was actually associated with increased cigarette smoking among teens contradicting the widely marketed idea by e-cig manufacturers that e-cigarettes actually help people quit smoking.
Feds Demand Recall Data List from General Motors
The Federal Government is now demanding GM hand over documents related to their global recall of 1.6 million older-model compact vehicles. GM has mentioned they knew about the issue possibly as far back as 10 years ago, but only recently recalled the vehicles.
Young Consumers Lured by Cleverly Branded Electronic Cigarettes
The New York Times this week has an interesting cover story about how e-cigarettes are gaining popularity among adolescents. The article states that the devices are being so cleverly branded and marketed that many kids don’t even know that they are cigarettes. They are known by a slew of other names such as “e-hookahs” or “vape pipes.” But they all perform the same function as e-cigarettes.
Foster Farms Salmonella Nightmare Continues, Dozens More Sickened
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 51 new cases of Salmonella Heidelberg were reported between mid-January and late February tied to Foster Farms chicken, and that 44 of those new cases were found in California.
California Court OKs Using Cell Phone Map While Driving
A California appeals court in Fresno may have set a precedent for being able to use your cell phone GPS or map feature while driving. This may cause a stir as to the boundaries of California’s hands-free law.