The Truth About Cars » Fire 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, 05 Feb 2016 18:22:21 +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 » Fire Safety http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Arachnophobia – The Sequel; Michigan Motorist Sees Spider, Sets Car & Gas Pump On Fire http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/arachnophobia-sequel-michigan-motorist-sees-spider-sets-car-gas-pump-fire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/arachnophobia-sequel-michigan-motorist-sees-spider-sets-car-gas-pump-fire/#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1182346 We recently featured the story of a woman in Indiana who, frightened by a spider alighting on her shoulder, bolted from her car while it was still in reverse, resulting in a collision with a passing school bus and minor injuries to her son, who was in the back seat at the time. Now comes […]

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We recently featured the story of a woman in Indiana who, frightened by a spider alighting on her shoulder, bolted from her car while it was still in reverse, resulting in a collision with a passing school bus and minor injuries to her son, who was in the back seat at the time. Now comes […]

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French Court Allows Sale of R134a Equipped Mercedes Benzes, Daimler to Move to Carbon Dioxide Refrigerant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/french-court-allows-sale-of-r134a-equipped-mercedes-benzes-daimler-to-move-to-carbon-dioxide-refrigerant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/french-court-allows-sale-of-r134a-equipped-mercedes-benzes-daimler-to-move-to-carbon-dioxide-refrigerant/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:37:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=501633 In the continuing saga of Daimler, the EU and banned refrigerants, the German automaker won a provisional ruling from France’s highest administrative judicial body to overturn the suspension of the sale of Mercedes-Benz models equipped with R134a refrigerant in those cars’ air conditioning systems. European Union regulators have banned R134a but Daimler claims that the […]

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In the continuing saga of Daimler, the EU and banned refrigerants, the German automaker won a provisional ruling from France’s highest administrative judicial body to overturn the suspension of the sale of Mercedes-Benz models equipped with R134a refrigerant in those cars’ air conditioning systems. European Union regulators have banned R134a but Daimler claims that the […]

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NHTSA Opens Preliminary Investigation Into Jeep Grand Cherokee Headliner Fires http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/nhtsa-opens-preliminary-investigation-into-jeep-grand-cherokee-headliner-fires/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/nhtsa-opens-preliminary-investigation-into-jeep-grand-cherokee-headliner-fires/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:50:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=500632 Issues about fire safety continue to affect the Jeep brand as the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that it is opening an investigation into 146,000 2012 model year Grand Cherokees, after receiving reports from three consumers who say that the headliners of their cars caught fire near the passenger side sun visor. […]

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Issues about fire safety continue to affect the Jeep brand as the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that it is opening an investigation into 146,000 2012 model year Grand Cherokees, after receiving reports from three consumers who say that the headliners of their cars caught fire near the passenger side sun visor. […]

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Fisker Karma Fire Investigation Continues, EV Expert Blames Engine Packaging & Heat – Not Batteries http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/fisker-karma-fire-investigation-continues-ev-expert-blames-engine-packaging-heat-not-batteries/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/fisker-karma-fire-investigation-continues-ev-expert-blames-engine-packaging-heat-not-batteries/#comments Fri, 11 May 2012 19:34:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443884 The investigation into a Texas house fire that apparently started in a 2 month old Fisker Karma continues, with an EV expert weighing in with his opinion that the packaging of the combustion engine that drives the Fisker’s generator was likely the cause of the fire, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration saying it is […]

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The investigation into a Texas house fire that apparently started in a 2 month old Fisker Karma continues, with an EV expert weighing in with his opinion that the packaging of the combustion engine that drives the Fisker’s generator was likely the cause of the fire, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration saying it is […]

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Does BMW Have a Fire Safety Problem With All of Its Brands’ Turbos? 2,916 More Non-Chevy-Volts Recalled For Fire Hazard http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/does-bmw-have-a-fire-safety-problem-with-all-of-its-brands-turbos-2916-more-non-chevy-volts-recalled-for-fire-hazard/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/does-bmw-have-a-fire-safety-problem-with-all-of-its-brands-turbos-2916-more-non-chevy-volts-recalled-for-fire-hazard/#comments Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:07:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440363 It hasn’t gotten nearly as much attention as the handful of early production Tata Nanos that caught fire, or the Ferrari 458 recall, also for fire safety issues, or the newly expanded investigation into Jeep Wranglers burning, and certainly not nearly the attention given the near non-event with that one crash tested Chevy Volt, but […]

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It hasn’t gotten nearly as much attention as the handful of early production Tata Nanos that caught fire, or the Ferrari 458 recall, also for fire safety issues, or the newly expanded investigation into Jeep Wranglers burning, and certainly not nearly the attention given the near non-event with that one crash tested Chevy Volt, but […]

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