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GAO Study: Recall System Needs Improvement

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 8, Issue 2, July 2011 Carolyne Thorne; the families of Jackie and Raechel Houck and Levi Stewart – these were not among the stakeholders interviewed by Government Accounting Office investigators in compiling their latest report on problems with automotive recalls. Yet, they are arguably among the many who are [...]

The Next Defect Frontier: Electronic Recalls

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 8, Issue 2, July 2011 In August, Toyota Motor Corporation recalled 1.2 million Corolla, Corolla Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles for improperly manufactured Engine Control Modules. The problem? Cracks at solder points or on varistors on the circuit board that could cause harsh shifting, or a car that won’t [...]

Ford Buys Back Windstars

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 7, Issue 3, November 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an unusual move, Ford Motor Company announced that it would buy back some older model Windstars with failed rear axles. That leaves one Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) probe into corrosion complaints for the minivan closed and one to go.

NHTSA Probes Honda Airbag Recall; Consumers Complain of Inadvertent Deployments

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 4, August / September 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Can you say rolling recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to know why Honda recently expanded from 4,000 to 440,000 a safety campaign for defective airbag inflators that began last November.