The Truth About Cars » Safety http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 How Design Speeds Dictate Posted Speed Limits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/design-speeds-dictate-posted-speed-limits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/design-speeds-dictate-posted-speed-limits/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1300769 Dozens of factors combine to determine posted speed limits on highways and local roads. Among those factors are vehicle limitations, weather conditions, non-motorized road users, old ladies writing letters to city council, and — perhaps most fundamentally — design speed. What is design speed? Read on, my friends. Disclaimer: This article is for entertainment purposes […]

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Dozens of factors combine to determine posted speed limits on highways and local roads. Among those factors are vehicle limitations, weather conditions, non-motorized road users, old ladies writing letters to city council, and — perhaps most fundamentally — design speed. What is design speed? Read on, my friends. Disclaimer: This article is for entertainment purposes […]

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Fearful Drivers are the Greatest Ignored Danger on the Road http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/fearful-drivers-greatest-ignored-danger-road/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/fearful-drivers-greatest-ignored-danger-road/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:02:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1307145 Drivers afraid to be behind the wheel are a misunderstood threat to road safety. Fearful driving often leads to excessive caution masquerading as politeness. Resulting behaviors may appear benign, when in fact they can be grave. For example, arriving first at a four-way stop but waving others through creates confusion for other road users. Cynthia […]

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Drivers afraid to be behind the wheel are a misunderstood threat to road safety. Fearful driving often leads to excessive caution masquerading as politeness. Resulting behaviors may appear benign, when in fact they can be grave. For example, arriving first at a four-way stop but waving others through creates confusion for other road users. Cynthia […]

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Ask Bozi: How Are Deployed Airbags Repaired? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ask-bozi-deployed-airbags-repaired/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ask-bozi-deployed-airbags-repaired/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274921 We discussed the general process of repairing a salvage car a few weeks ago and one commenter asked about airbags. Joe Btfsplk writes: How do you deal with deployed airbags? Are used parts allowed to be used in salvage vehicles? This seems to get little attention in the article. Dealing with deployed airbags in modern cars […]

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We discussed the general process of repairing a salvage car a few weeks ago and one commenter asked about airbags. Joe Btfsplk writes: How do you deal with deployed airbags? Are used parts allowed to be used in salvage vehicles? This seems to get little attention in the article. Dealing with deployed airbags in modern cars […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Takata Can’t Silo, Porsche’s New Production Boss, Suppliers Love Each Other http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-takata-cant-silo-porsches-new-production-boss-suppliers-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-takata-cant-silo-porsches-new-production-boss-suppliers-love/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:57:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1246490 Who would have known that one of the largest parts supply recalls in U.S. history could poison the well for the rest of your business? That, and Jeep needs you to keep it dry for a minute, Porsche pulls another player from Volkswagen’s bench and how big does Magna International’s yacht need to be anyway, […]

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Who would have known that one of the largest parts supply recalls in U.S. history could poison the well for the rest of your business? That, and Jeep needs you to keep it dry for a minute, Porsche pulls another player from Volkswagen’s bench and how big does Magna International’s yacht need to be anyway, […]

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Who Needs Naders? We Have Cyborgs! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/needs-naders-cyborgs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/needs-naders-cyborgs/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1210337 Yesterday, TTAC’s daily news editor Aaron Cole wrote an editorial calling for a new Ralph Nader to arise and save us from our own refusal to make appropriate safety-related automotive choices. I found the article fascinating, not least because one of my first editorials for TTAC was a skeptical look at the benefits of so-called […]

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Yesterday, TTAC’s daily news editor Aaron Cole wrote an editorial calling for a new Ralph Nader to arise and save us from our own refusal to make appropriate safety-related automotive choices. I found the article fascinating, not least because one of my first editorials for TTAC was a skeptical look at the benefits of so-called […]

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We Need Another Ralph Nader To Save Us From Ourselves http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/need-another-ralph-nader-save-us/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/need-another-ralph-nader-save-us/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1209801 In 1966, nascent federal automotive safety regulators recalled 982,823 vehicles. For the week of Oct. 25-31, automakers announced recalls of 2,727,205 vehicles. In 2014, the so-called “year of the recall,” more than 72 million cars were recalled by automakers in 902 separate recalls. On average, there are 2.5 times more cars on the road today than […]

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In 1966, nascent federal automotive safety regulators recalled 982,823 vehicles. For the week of Oct. 25-31, automakers announced recalls of 2,727,205 vehicles. In 2014, the so-called “year of the recall,” more than 72 million cars were recalled by automakers in 902 separate recalls. On average, there are 2.5 times more cars on the road today than […]

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Country Mice, City Mice, and Autonomous Vehicles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/autonomous-vehicle-safety/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/autonomous-vehicle-safety/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1187378 The autonomous vehicle is coming. Everybody says so. Or at least everybody who is paid to be optimistic about the fascist-corporate future of the Western World says so. Autonomous vehicles are already so safe that the only risks come from the imperfect humans surrounding them. The Times regularly fawns over the autonomous vehicle in the […]

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The autonomous vehicle is coming. Everybody says so. Or at least everybody who is paid to be optimistic about the fascist-corporate future of the Western World says so. Autonomous vehicles are already so safe that the only risks come from the imperfect humans surrounding them. The Times regularly fawns over the autonomous vehicle in the […]

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Why Is GM Not Recalling The Solstice And Sky For Airbag Failures? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/gm-not-recalling-solstice-sky-airbag-failures/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/gm-not-recalling-solstice-sky-airbag-failures/#comments Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1175394 In July, we learned the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky may be at a risk of fire due to a blower motor issue that caused the recall of the Hummer H3. This may not be the only part that should be recalled. Many of GM’s roadsters are suffering from a defective sensor which could prevent the passenger […]

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In July, we learned the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky may be at a risk of fire due to a blower motor issue that caused the recall of the Hummer H3. This may not be the only part that should be recalled. Many of GM’s roadsters are suffering from a defective sensor which could prevent the passenger […]

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Volkswagen Sued Researchers To Hide Key Hacking Flaw http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/volkswagen-sued-researchers-hide-key-hacking-flaw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/volkswagen-sued-researchers-hide-key-hacking-flaw/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1143545 Volkswagen has spent over two years trying to block the publication of a research paper which reveals a key hacking vulnerability in many of their models as well as thousands from other manufacturers. According to Bloomberg, a team of researchers discovered the vulnerability in 2012 and notified Volkswagen in May 2013. Instead of working with […]

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Volkswagen has spent over two years trying to block the publication of a research paper which reveals a key hacking vulnerability in many of their models as well as thousands from other manufacturers. According to Bloomberg, a team of researchers discovered the vulnerability in 2012 and notified Volkswagen in May 2013. Instead of working with […]

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DIY Recall: Fix Your Fire-prone Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon with Toyota Parts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/diy-recall-fix-fire-prone-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-toyota-parts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/diy-recall-fix-fire-prone-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-toyota-parts/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1122313   The fire-risk blower motor resistor harness has been recalled in the Hummer H3 and owners will start receiving repairs once parts become available. Owners of the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky should be able to use the updated parts as well but will have to pay out of pocket as General Motors has not […]

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  The fire-risk blower motor resistor harness has been recalled in the Hummer H3 and owners will start receiving repairs once parts become available. Owners of the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky should be able to use the updated parts as well but will have to pay out of pocket as General Motors has not […]

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Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky Share Same Fire-Risk Parts with Hummer H3 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/pontiac-solstice-saturn-sky-catching-fire-due-parts-hummer-h3-recall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/pontiac-solstice-saturn-sky-catching-fire-due-parts-hummer-h3-recall/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1118569 Last week, we learned General Motors was recalling the majority of their Hummer H3 and H3T models due to a fire risk from a melting blower motor resistor and harness. We also learned GM didn’t issue the recall until they were threatened by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A few days ago, Jalopnik’s Michael Ballaban pointed out the […]

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Last week, we learned General Motors was recalling the majority of their Hummer H3 and H3T models due to a fire risk from a melting blower motor resistor and harness. We also learned GM didn’t issue the recall until they were threatened by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A few days ago, Jalopnik’s Michael Ballaban pointed out the […]

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Rental Van With Low-Pressure Tire Warning Rolls, Injuring Six Children; No Charges To Be Filed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/rental-van-low-pressure-tire-warning-rolls-injures-six-children-no-charges-filed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/rental-van-low-pressure-tire-warning-rolls-injures-six-children-no-charges-filed/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1109049 When Maggie Dajani realized that the tire-pressure warning light was on in the van she’d rented to take six teenagers and their parents to a One Direction concert in El Paso, she took the van back to the rental company. A representative of the company, Star Limo, told her not to worry. She then continued […]

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When Maggie Dajani realized that the tire-pressure warning light was on in the van she’d rented to take six teenagers and their parents to a One Direction concert in El Paso, she took the van back to the rental company. A representative of the company, Star Limo, told her not to worry. She then continued […]

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Hacking traffic lights for fun and profit! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/hacking-traffic-lights-for-fun-and-profit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/hacking-traffic-lights-for-fun-and-profit/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=875361 In a few weeks, at WOOT (the USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies — an academic conference where security researchers demonstrate broken stuff), a team from the University of Michigan will be presenting a lovely paper, Green Lights Forever: Analyzing the Security of Traffic Infrastructure. It’s a short and fun read. In summary, it’s common for […]

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In a few weeks, at WOOT (the USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies — an academic conference where security researchers demonstrate broken stuff), a team from the University of Michigan will be presenting a lovely paper, Green Lights Forever: Analyzing the Security of Traffic Infrastructure. It’s a short and fun read. In summary, it’s common for […]

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Automotive Archaeology: Where Eaton Crash Tested the First Practical Airbags http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/automotive-archaeology-where-eaton-crash-tested-the-first-practical-airbags/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/automotive-archaeology-where-eaton-crash-tested-the-first-practical-airbags/#comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:16:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=854097 One of the Best & Brightest recently asked me to write about the history of automotive safety equipment. Today’s consumers ask how many airbags a car offers as standard equipment but in the 1970s the idea had a difficult time getting accepted, by both automakers and consumers. The first modern patent on an inflatable safety […]

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One of the Best & Brightest recently asked me to write about the history of automotive safety equipment. Today’s consumers ask how many airbags a car offers as standard equipment but in the 1970s the idea had a difficult time getting accepted, by both automakers and consumers. The first modern patent on an inflatable safety […]

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Open Thread: Valukas Report Released By NHTSA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/open-thread-valukas-report-released-by-nhtsa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/open-thread-valukas-report-released-by-nhtsa/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:21:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=838233 Today, GM held a press conference regarding the Valukas Report on GM’s Ignition Switch Recalls, featuring CEO Mary Barra, as well as top execs like Mark Reuss and Dan Amman. The only problem was that the report had yet to be released, denying journalists the chance to question GM brass on its findings. Just minutes […]

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Today, GM held a press conference regarding the Valukas Report on GM’s Ignition Switch Recalls, featuring CEO Mary Barra, as well as top execs like Mark Reuss and Dan Amman. The only problem was that the report had yet to be released, denying journalists the chance to question GM brass on its findings. Just minutes […]

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Too Big To Fail, Too Confused To Operate: Analysis Of 619 Pages Of Cobalt Engineering Documents [w/ Full Text] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/too-big-to-fail-too-confused-to-operate-analysis-of-619-pages-of-cobalt-engineering-documents-w-full-text/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/too-big-to-fail-too-confused-to-operate-analysis-of-619-pages-of-cobalt-engineering-documents-w-full-text/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=799138   The House Energy & Commerce Committee recently released the documents GM submitted for investigation, which includes emails and internal reports documenting GM’s response to reports of their early Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion models inadvertently shutting the car “off” while driving due to an ignition cylinder that was, simply, too easy to turn out […]

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  The House Energy & Commerce Committee recently released the documents GM submitted for investigation, which includes emails and internal reports documenting GM’s response to reports of their early Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion models inadvertently shutting the car “off” while driving due to an ignition cylinder that was, simply, too easy to turn out […]

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Tesla Leads Charge To Replace Side Mirrors With Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/tesla-leads-charge-to-replace-side-mirrors-with-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/tesla-leads-charge-to-replace-side-mirrors-with-cameras/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:08:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=785609 Should Tesla and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers — including General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen — be successful in their petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, new cars could soon have cameras instead of side mirrors. Automotive News reports the petition — on the heels of the agency mandating rearview cameras by 2018 […]

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Should Tesla and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers — including General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen — be successful in their petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, new cars could soon have cameras instead of side mirrors. Automotive News reports the petition — on the heels of the agency mandating rearview cameras by 2018 […]

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GM Recalls 1.3 Million Additional Vehicles As Barra Heads To D.C. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/gm-recalls-1-3-million-additional-vehicles-as-barra-heads-to-d-c/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/gm-recalls-1-3-million-additional-vehicles-as-barra-heads-to-d-c/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:07:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=785569 The Detroit News reports General Motors CEO Mary Barra boarded a commercial flight from Detroit to Washington, D.C. Sunday in order to prepare for two separate hearings before Congress regarding her company’s handling of the ongoing 2014 recall crisis. While in the nation’s capital, she also met with 25 family members whose relatives were killed […]

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The Detroit News reports General Motors CEO Mary Barra boarded a commercial flight from Detroit to Washington, D.C. Sunday in order to prepare for two separate hearings before Congress regarding her company’s handling of the ongoing 2014 recall crisis. While in the nation’s capital, she also met with 25 family members whose relatives were killed […]

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BlackBerry Fights Google, Apple To Maintain Connected-Car Lead http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/blackberry-fights-google-apple-to-maintain-connected-car-lead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/blackberry-fights-google-apple-to-maintain-connected-car-lead/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:44:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=782913 Though BlackBerry owns a sliver of the smartphone market they once dominated, its QNX-based connected-car systems may be the best weapon they have in maintaining its lead over the companies that drove the Canadian company nearly out of the smartphone business. Bloomberg reports QNX — the choice for connected-car systems by Ford, Porsche and BMW […]

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Though BlackBerry owns a sliver of the smartphone market they once dominated, its QNX-based connected-car systems may be the best weapon they have in maintaining its lead over the companies that drove the Canadian company nearly out of the smartphone business. Bloomberg reports QNX — the choice for connected-car systems by Ford, Porsche and BMW […]

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GM Offers Cash Allowance, NHTSA Cites Lack Of Sufficient Data Amid Recall Fallout http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/gm-offers-cash-allowance-nhtsa-cites-lack-of-sufficient-data-amid-recall-fallout/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/gm-offers-cash-allowance-nhtsa-cites-lack-of-sufficient-data-amid-recall-fallout/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:39:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=770961 1.37 million owners in the United States affected by the ignition switch recall issued by General Motors last month will be offered $500 toward the purchase or lease of a new vehicle just as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cites a lack of sufficient data as the reason said recall wasn’t issued sooner. Automotive […]

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1.37 million owners in the United States affected by the ignition switch recall issued by General Motors last month will be offered $500 toward the purchase or lease of a new vehicle just as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cites a lack of sufficient data as the reason said recall wasn’t issued sooner. Automotive […]

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General Motors Expanding Ignition Cylinder Recall To Other Models, Releases Timeline On Failure [w/ Full Text] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/general-motors-expanding-ignition-cylinder-recall-to-other-models-releases-timeline-on-failure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/general-motors-expanding-ignition-cylinder-recall-to-other-models-releases-timeline-on-failure/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:19:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=755257 “The process employed to examine this phenomenon was not as robust as it should have been. We are deeply sorry and we are working to address this issue as quickly as we can.” — Alan Batey,  president of General Motors North America Yesterday, GM expanded their ignition switch recall to include the other models mentioned in […]

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“The process employed to examine this phenomenon was not as robust as it should have been. We are deeply sorry and we are working to address this issue as quickly as we can.” — Alan Batey,  president of General Motors North America Yesterday, GM expanded their ignition switch recall to include the other models mentioned in […]

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Analysts: Peak Car To Arrive By 2020s http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/analysts-peak-car-to-arrive-by-2020s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/analysts-peak-car-to-arrive-by-2020s/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:54:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=756369 After a century of motoring, and with several factors rapidly changing the landscape, analysts are forecasting the peak of global automotive growth to come sometime in the 2020s. The Detroit News reports that as more people join the exodus out of suburbia into major cities, along with other factors such as pollution, gridlock, build quality […]

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After a century of motoring, and with several factors rapidly changing the landscape, analysts are forecasting the peak of global automotive growth to come sometime in the 2020s. The Detroit News reports that as more people join the exodus out of suburbia into major cities, along with other factors such as pollution, gridlock, build quality […]

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GM Knew About Deadly Defect For Nearly A Decade, Dismissed It In Technical Service Bulletin http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/gm-knew-about-deadly-defect-for-a-decade/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/gm-knew-about-deadly-defect-for-a-decade/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 02:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=750297 GM is recalling 778,000 units of the 2005 through 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 over an issue where the ignition cylinder inadvertently turns out of the “Run” position, there by turning the car’s main electrical systems “off”. These systems include the engine, anti-lock brakes, and airbag systems. According to USA Today, GM knew of six deaths, […]

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GM is recalling 778,000 units of the 2005 through 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 over an issue where the ignition cylinder inadvertently turns out of the “Run” position, there by turning the car’s main electrical systems “off”. These systems include the engine, anti-lock brakes, and airbag systems. According to USA Today, GM knew of six deaths, […]

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Testing The Limits Of Civil Obedience: An Experiment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/testing-the-limits-of-civil-obedience-an-experiment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/testing-the-limits-of-civil-obedience-an-experiment/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=740529 Yesterday, while folks in the Southeast were getting hammered with their second severe winter storm in two weeks, the skies over Buffalo were wonderfully bright and sunny. Of course, when you count the wind chill factor, the temperature barely climbed into the double digits but as a result of the sun and a whole lot […]

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Yesterday, while folks in the Southeast were getting hammered with their second severe winter storm in two weeks, the skies over Buffalo were wonderfully bright and sunny. Of course, when you count the wind chill factor, the temperature barely climbed into the double digits but as a result of the sun and a whole lot […]

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Dispatches do Brasil: A Five Star Brazilian-Built Ford http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/dispatches-do-brasil-a-five-star-brazilian-built-ford/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/dispatches-do-brasil-a-five-star-brazilian-built-ford/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:08:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=666090 On the off chance that someday you might walk into your local Ford dealership in Kalamazoo and buy a Brazilian-built Ford EcoSport, at least you now get the ease of mind that it got five stars from Latin NCAP, the institution that tests cars sold in Latin America, in Germany, using pretty much Euro NCAP […]

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On the off chance that someday you might walk into your local Ford dealership in Kalamazoo and buy a Brazilian-built Ford EcoSport, at least you now get the ease of mind that it got five stars from Latin NCAP, the institution that tests cars sold in Latin America, in Germany, using pretty much Euro NCAP […]

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