Kia Issues Vehicle Recall Due to Fire Hazard

Kia Issues Vehicle Recall Covering 87,000 Vehicles Due to Potential Fire Hazard Kia Motors America has issued a vehicle recall covering 87,000 of the manufacturer’s 2014 model year Forte Sedans, due to reports of faulty engine parts that could cause the vehicle to catch fire. The vehicle recall notice was issued on Saturday, January 24th, and covers Kia Fortes manufactured between December 5th, 2012, and April 17th, 2014. A piece in the cooling fan was found to overheat, which could lead it to melt and start a fire in the engine. Ironically, … [Read more...]

Takata Airbag Recall Expands, NHTSA Faces Scrutiny

Takata Airbag Recall Expands to Over 7 Million Vehicles, Federal Safety Regulator Scrutinized Nearly every major automobile manufacturer with cars in the United States has used Takata airbags, which are now under one of the largest safety airbag recalls in US history. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued yet another safety airbag recall for the exploding Takata airbags, bringing the total of recalled vehicles up to 7.8 million. Automobile manufacturers have issued many of their own vehicle recalls after finding Takata … [Read more...]

Feds Demand Info on Child Safety Seat Recall

Regulators Order Info on Child Safety Seat Recall from Manufacturer In February of this year, Graco, a child safety seat manufacturer owned by Newell Rubbermaid Inc, issued the largest child safety seat recall in the last five years, spurred by a demand from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, the NHTSA demanded the company recall more models of car seat than the company announced. Now, federal regulators are demanding information from Graco to determine why the company failed to recall specifically-requested infant … [Read more...]