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. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Safety http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/news-blog/safety-2/ VIDEO: Colorado Makes Driving Safer with 105 Millimeter Howitzer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/video-colorado-makes-driving-safer-with-105-millimeter-howitzer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/video-colorado-makes-driving-safer-with-105-millimeter-howitzer/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 16:40:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281794 No, the State of Colorado isn’t blowing up grandmas for doing 10 mph under the limit in the left lane. But the state’s Department of Transportation is keeping people safe by clearing avalanches with World War II artillery. Armed with a 105 mm howitzer — possibly an M101A1, though please feel free to correct us — […]

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No, the State of Colorado isn’t blowing up grandmas for doing 10 mph under the limit in the left lane. But the state’s Department of Transportation is keeping people safe by clearing avalanches with World War II artillery. Armed with a 105 mm howitzer — possibly an M101A1, though please feel free to correct us — […]

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Dodge Recalls Jack-off Chargers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/dodge-recalls-jack-off-chargers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/dodge-recalls-jack-off-chargers/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278954 More than half a million 2011 through 2016 Dodge Chargers are being recalled because they can’t stay up. Jack points on the Chargers may become deformed, causing the cars to slip off their jacks when owners are changing a flat. Three minor injuries have been attributed to the issue, said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. One minor headline joke […]

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More than half a million 2011 through 2016 Dodge Chargers are being recalled because they can’t stay up. Jack points on the Chargers may become deformed, causing the cars to slip off their jacks when owners are changing a flat. Three minor injuries have been attributed to the issue, said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. One minor headline joke […]

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How Many People Have Been Killed While Taking a Selfie Behind the Wheel? Two. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/how-many-people-have-been-killed-while-taking-a-selfie-behind-the-wheel-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/how-many-people-have-been-killed-while-taking-a-selfie-behind-the-wheel-two/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278282 Or, at least, that’s what this nifty, little, easily digestible graph from Priceonomics would lead you to believe. The often utilized and equally abhorred selfie, the act of recording a moment in time of thyself, has been directly linked to the deaths of two people while driving, according to news reports compiled by Priceonomics. That pales […]

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Or, at least, that’s what this nifty, little, easily digestible graph from Priceonomics would lead you to believe. The often utilized and equally abhorred selfie, the act of recording a moment in time of thyself, has been directly linked to the deaths of two people while driving, according to news reports compiled by Priceonomics. That pales […]

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Honda Orders Stop Sale of 2016 Civic, 2-liter Engine to Blame http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/honda-orders-stop-sale-2016-civic-2-liter-engine-blame/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/honda-orders-stop-sale-2016-civic-2-liter-engine-blame/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278218 CivicX is reporting that Honda has ordered a stop sale on all 2-liter four-cylinder-equipped 2016 Honda Civics. To blame: piston pin snap rings, which may be incorrectly installed or not installed at all. This is the first recall of Honda’s tenth-generation Civic and includes 33,735 units in the United States and an additional 8,000 units in Canada. The […]

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CivicX is reporting that Honda has ordered a stop sale on all 2-liter four-cylinder-equipped 2016 Honda Civics. To blame: piston pin snap rings, which may be incorrectly installed or not installed at all. This is the first recall of Honda’s tenth-generation Civic and includes 33,735 units in the United States and an additional 8,000 units in Canada. The […]

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Nissan Recalling 870,000 Altimas for Faulty Hood Latches, Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/nissan-recalling-870000-altimas-faulty-hood-latches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/nissan-recalling-870000-altimas-faulty-hood-latches/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276161 Nissan announced Friday that it would recall about 870,000 Altimas for faulty hood latches, the third time the automaker has recalled the cars since 2014, according to Reuters. The affected models are 2013-2015 Altimas, whose secondary hood latches could rust and be ineffective at keeping 20-some square feet of sheet metal from blocking your view […]

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Nissan announced Friday that it would recall about 870,000 Altimas for faulty hood latches, the third time the automaker has recalled the cars since 2014, according to Reuters. The affected models are 2013-2015 Altimas, whose secondary hood latches could rust and be ineffective at keeping 20-some square feet of sheet metal from blocking your view […]

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Disabling ABS to Drive in The Snow Is An ‘Extremely Bad Idea’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/disabling-abs-drive-snow-extremely-bad-idea/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/disabling-abs-drive-snow-extremely-bad-idea/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272953 Every other year or so, the same site/email/thread/rumor goes around: “Did you know that your car’s ABS system actually makes driving in snow WORSE?! And the worser part is, you can’t even turn it off! Automakers and the government are the worstest!” Except that’s not true. The origins of the rumor are relatively easy to […]

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Every other year or so, the same site/email/thread/rumor goes around: “Did you know that your car’s ABS system actually makes driving in snow WORSE?! And the worser part is, you can’t even turn it off! Automakers and the government are the worstest!” Except that’s not true. The origins of the rumor are relatively easy to […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Finished Second in China, Big Trouble for Takata, and Apple’s Longtime Car Guy Gone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:58:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271897 Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Don’t Leave Europe Out of the Party, Bizarre End To GM Lawsuit, and 2015’s Recall-mania http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271513 Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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Alright, Who Asked For a Backseat In The Ford Mustang GT350R? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/alright-asked-backseat-ford-mustang-gt350r/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/alright-asked-backseat-ford-mustang-gt350r/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 19:45:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271281 Ford will sell a backseat kit for its Ford Mustang GT350R because it’s the family car you’ve been asking for, the automaker announced Thursday. Ford will sell the backseat it removed back to you for $999 (before installation), and it’s even made from the same herd of Alcantaras as the front seats. The rear seats will sport […]

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Ford will sell a backseat kit for its Ford Mustang GT350R because it’s the family car you’ve been asking for, the automaker announced Thursday. Ford will sell the backseat it removed back to you for $999 (before installation), and it’s even made from the same herd of Alcantaras as the front seats. The rear seats will sport […]

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GM’s Barra Defends Not Equipping Some Global Cars with Airbags http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/gms-barra-defends-not-equipping-global-cars-airbags/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/gms-barra-defends-not-equipping-global-cars-airbags/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:30:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270033 General Motors CEO and Chairwoman Mary Barra defended Wednesday her company’s decision not to put airbags in some of its cars in international markets. “In many of those places the technology is available and it’s a customer choice if they want it,” Barra said, according to the International Business Times. “There’s many cases where we […]

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General Motors CEO and Chairwoman Mary Barra defended Wednesday her company’s decision not to put airbags in some of its cars in international markets. “In many of those places the technology is available and it’s a customer choice if they want it,” Barra said, according to the International Business Times. “There’s many cases where we […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Let’s Talk Carbon Emissions, Volkswagen’s Bigger Headache, and Plug-in Porsches http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-lets-talk-carbon-emissions-volkswagens-bigger-headache-plug-porsches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-lets-talk-carbon-emissions-volkswagens-bigger-headache-plug-porsches/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:15:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269977 FCA has to clean up its act in a hurry, or pay a lot more to sell cars in the future. That, Europe wants Volkswagen to treat its owners the same as American owners, General Motors’ lawyers get down and dirty and Porsche’s plug-in 911 … after the break! Fiat Chrysler finishes last in fuel […]

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FCA has to clean up its act in a hurry, or pay a lot more to sell cars in the future. That, Europe wants Volkswagen to treat its owners the same as American owners, General Motors’ lawyers get down and dirty and Porsche’s plug-in 911 … after the break! Fiat Chrysler finishes last in fuel […]

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Take a Break and Read This Story About GM’s Ignition Switch Lawsuit. Now. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/take-a-break-and-read-this-story-about-gms-ignition-switch-lawsuit-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/take-a-break-and-read-this-story-about-gms-ignition-switch-lawsuit-now/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1266649 I realize for many of you the lunch hour is probably over by now, but there’s enough time before the end of the afternoon to read, digest and regurgitate repeatedly over Atlanta magazine’s epic telling of one family’s lawsuit against General Motors for their faulty ignition switches. Seriously, it’s great. Go read it. Take a […]

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I realize for many of you the lunch hour is probably over by now, but there’s enough time before the end of the afternoon to read, digest and regurgitate repeatedly over Atlanta magazine’s epic telling of one family’s lawsuit against General Motors for their faulty ignition switches. Seriously, it’s great. Go read it. Take a […]

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Toyota Doesn’t Seem to Be All That Interested in Self-driving Autonopods http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/toyota-doesnt-seem-interested-self-driving-autonopods/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/toyota-doesnt-seem-interested-self-driving-autonopods/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265833 Speaking to the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said the automaker doesn’t plan on making fully autonomous vehicles any time soon. “We don’t see a day coming soon when you’ll just hop in the back seat, open the newspaper and scan the headlines while the car drives you […]

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Speaking to the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said the automaker doesn’t plan on making fully autonomous vehicles any time soon. “We don’t see a day coming soon when you’ll just hop in the back seat, open the newspaper and scan the headlines while the car drives you […]

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Elio Motors: NHTSA Proposal to Regulate Three-wheelers as Cars ‘Would Not Apply’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/elio-motors-nhtsa-proposal-regulate-three-wheelers-cars-not-apply/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/elio-motors-nhtsa-proposal-regulate-three-wheelers-cars-not-apply/#comments Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260297 My late father told me that few people are as passionate as converts who’ve become disaffected. Some of the most vocal critics of the Elio Motors startup are former supporters, people who put down money on reservations, only to be disappointed by repeated delays in starting production. Paul Elio most recently said production is slated […]

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My late father told me that few people are as passionate as converts who’ve become disaffected. Some of the most vocal critics of the Elio Motors startup are former supporters, people who put down money on reservations, only to be disappointed by repeated delays in starting production. Paul Elio most recently said production is slated […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Santa Fe Sports in Alabama, Tiguan With A Tether, And GMC Acadia Bows? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-santa-fe-sports-alabama-tiguan-tether-gmc-acadia-bows/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-santa-fe-sports-alabama-tiguan-tether-gmc-acadia-bows/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259897 Is there a Santa Fe, Alabama? If not, there will be soon. That, Volkswagen’s Tiguan + electron, who’s gonna buy all these electric cars, and you don’t really need a gas delivery service, people … after the break! Santa Fe Sport to be assembled in Alabama, far from actual Santa Fe Hyundai will build its […]

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Is there a Santa Fe, Alabama? If not, there will be soon. That, Volkswagen’s Tiguan + electron, who’s gonna buy all these electric cars, and you don’t really need a gas delivery service, people … after the break! Santa Fe Sport to be assembled in Alabama, far from actual Santa Fe Hyundai will build its […]

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Here Are Free Rides For New Year’s Eve http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/free-rides-new-years-eve/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/free-rides-new-years-eve/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 20:05:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1254993 It’s New Year’s Eve, which means I’m terrified of getting on the roads past 6 p.m. and many law enforcement agencies will be on the streets en masse to bust motorists who’ve had a tee many martoonies. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal traffic crashes involving alcohol spike in December around the […]

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It’s New Year’s Eve, which means I’m terrified of getting on the roads past 6 p.m. and many law enforcement agencies will be on the streets en masse to bust motorists who’ve had a tee many martoonies. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal traffic crashes involving alcohol spike in December around the […]

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SURPRISE: Some Bus Drivers, Police in Chicago Not Required to Pay Speed Camera Fines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/surprise-bus-drivers-police-chicago-not-required-pay-speed-camera-fines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/surprise-bus-drivers-police-chicago-not-required-pay-speed-camera-fines/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253193 A Chicago Tribune investigation has uncovered that the city’s speed cameras have nabbed school bus drivers, police, public employees and city bus drivers more than 8,000 times over the past two years. In most cases the tickets were passed on to the drivers, but in some cases — bus drivers and police driving unmarked cars […]

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A Chicago Tribune investigation has uncovered that the city’s speed cameras have nabbed school bus drivers, police, public employees and city bus drivers more than 8,000 times over the past two years. In most cases the tickets were passed on to the drivers, but in some cases — bus drivers and police driving unmarked cars […]

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Report: Ford, Regulators Aware of Power Steering Issues, Still No Recall http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-ford-regulators-aware-power-steering-issues-still-no-recall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-ford-regulators-aware-power-steering-issues-still-no-recall/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 20:20:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1252385 The New York Times reported that federal regulators have received about 150 complaints over four years about power steering failures in the 2012 model year Ford Focus, including 124 crashes with injuries, with no recourse. One crash reportedly killed an 89-year-old New Jersey woman, although federal investigators concluded, “a steering failure is most likely not […]

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The New York Times reported that federal regulators have received about 150 complaints over four years about power steering failures in the 2012 model year Ford Focus, including 124 crashes with injuries, with no recourse. One crash reportedly killed an 89-year-old New Jersey woman, although federal investigators concluded, “a steering failure is most likely not […]

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General Motors Is Here To Save You From Yourself http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/gm-is-here-to-save-you-from-yourself/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/gm-is-here-to-save-you-from-yourself/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 22:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250849 Hat tip to my good friend Sam Strano, he of the approximately 400 SCCA Solo and ProSolo National Championships, who forwarded me a letter (click through the break). General Motors sent Sam, a 2007 Corvette Z06 owner, extremely specific instructions about what to do if he were ever to find himself stuck in his Corvette due to […]

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Hat tip to my good friend Sam Strano, he of the approximately 400 SCCA Solo and ProSolo National Championships, who forwarded me a letter (click through the break). General Motors sent Sam, a 2007 Corvette Z06 owner, extremely specific instructions about what to do if he were ever to find himself stuck in his Corvette due to […]

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Mexican Chevrolet Aveo: Zero Star Safety Rating http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/mexican-chevrolet-aveo-zero-star-safety-rating/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/mexican-chevrolet-aveo-zero-star-safety-rating/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 20:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250873 The Chevrolet Aveo is the most popular car in Mexico, but is also the least safe, according to consumer safety experts. Testing from Latin NCAP found that the Aveo, when sold without airbags, received zero stars for its front-passenger safety rating. Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal report that American safety advocates including Consumer Reports have written […]

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The Chevrolet Aveo is the most popular car in Mexico, but is also the least safe, according to consumer safety experts. Testing from Latin NCAP found that the Aveo, when sold without airbags, received zero stars for its front-passenger safety rating. Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal report that American safety advocates including Consumer Reports have written […]

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TTAC News Round-Up: Mazda’s Crossover Mania, Hyundai Lands a Lambo Man, Toyota is Just The Tops http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-up-mazdas-crossover-mania-hyundai-lands-a-lambo-man-toyota-is-just-the-tops/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-up-mazdas-crossover-mania-hyundai-lands-a-lambo-man-toyota-is-just-the-tops/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 17:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250801 Newly promoted, high-priced executives at Mazda seem to think there’s something to this crossover fad. That, Hyundai’s landed a Benjamin Button to lead Genesis and I wish I would have known how cheap I could have purchased an F1 team … after the break. New Mazda boss keying on crossover sales New Mazda North America […]

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Newly promoted, high-priced executives at Mazda seem to think there’s something to this crossover fad. That, Hyundai’s landed a Benjamin Button to lead Genesis and I wish I would have known how cheap I could have purchased an F1 team … after the break. New Mazda boss keying on crossover sales New Mazda North America […]

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Fiat Chrysler Recalling Nearly 500,000 SUVs for Recall Fix http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/fiat-chrysler-recalling-nearly-500000-suvs-for-recall-fix/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/fiat-chrysler-recalling-nearly-500000-suvs-for-recall-fix/#comments Sat, 26 Dec 2015 18:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1249801 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced this week that they would be recalling nearly 500,000 SUVs — including more than 350,000 in the U.S. — for a vanity mirror wire that could potentially overheat and increase risk for a fire. The affected SUVs are model year 2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos made before Sept. 2, […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced this week that they would be recalling nearly 500,000 SUVs — including more than 350,000 in the U.S. — for a vanity mirror wire that could potentially overheat and increase risk for a fire. The affected SUVs are model year 2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos made before Sept. 2, […]

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Report: Honda Engineers Berated Takata Before Scandal Erupted http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-honda-engineers-berated-takata-scandal-erupted/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-honda-engineers-berated-takata-scandal-erupted/#comments Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1249361 Bloomberg (via Automotive News) reported that engineers at Honda demanded to know why Takata airbags were injuring drivers and passengers during a 2009 meeting held four months before investigators started their inquiry. “Why does it explode? I want to know the truth,” an engineer identified as “Otaka” asked Takata’s CEO at the meeting, according to […]

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Bloomberg (via Automotive News) reported that engineers at Honda demanded to know why Takata airbags were injuring drivers and passengers during a 2009 meeting held four months before investigators started their inquiry. “Why does it explode? I want to know the truth,” an engineer identified as “Otaka” asked Takata’s CEO at the meeting, according to […]

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Down Under You Can Cook Christmas Dinner In Your Car, And That’s Not Good http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/can-cook-christmas-dinner-car-thats-not-good/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/can-cook-christmas-dinner-car-thats-not-good/#comments Wed, 23 Dec 2015 19:05:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1249321 Australian chef Matt Moran made a video to highlight the dangers of leaving children unattended in cars during the holidays — and for the rest of their summer — by cooking lamb in the car, according to Australian newspaper The Age. The video was produced for Kidsafe Australia, a group that highlights the dangers of […]

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Australian chef Matt Moran made a video to highlight the dangers of leaving children unattended in cars during the holidays — and for the rest of their summer — by cooking lamb in the car, according to Australian newspaper The Age. The video was produced for Kidsafe Australia, a group that highlights the dangers of […]

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Denver Police Know How To Catch Stoned Drivers, Feds Want To Learn More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/denver-police-know-catch-stoned-drivers-feds-want-learn/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/denver-police-know-catch-stoned-drivers-feds-want-learn/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1244265 The joke that spotting a high driver is as easy as looking for the car safely going 7 mph on the interstate isn’t entirely accurate, according to Denver police. “You’d be wrong. We’ll see the same levels of intoxication between someone who’s been using alcohol and someone who is on drugs,” Denver police Captain Mark Chuck […]

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The joke that spotting a high driver is as easy as looking for the car safely going 7 mph on the interstate isn’t entirely accurate, according to Denver police. “You’d be wrong. We’ll see the same levels of intoxication between someone who’s been using alcohol and someone who is on drugs,” Denver police Captain Mark Chuck […]

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