Posts Tagged ‘auto safety’

  • That used car advertised as “safe” may have unrepaired safety recalls — and the FTC is okay with that? Friday, February 26, 2016 � by jg

    Consumer advocates are objecting to proposals that would allow General Motors and two used car dealers to sell vehicles with unrepaired safety defects.

  • Toyota looks to settle suits but unintended acceleration problems continue Tuesday, January 7, 2014 � by jg

    The Safety Record Blog: Although settlements have been reached in a number of high-profile lawsuits alleging sudden unintended acceleration of Toyota vehicles, complaints regarding the vehicles continue to come in, according to this blog post from Safety Research & Strategies, Inc. “Out of more than 300 complaints [in 2013], nearly a third were attributed to […]

  • Toyota push to No. 1 masks on-going unintended acceleration issues Wednesday, July 25, 2012 � by eric

    Toyota’s push to become the world’s No. 1 auto maker once again stands in stark contrast to some sobering numbers involving the unintended acceleration problems that have bedeviled the company’s fleet — and put consumers in harms way.

  • Motorcycle fatalities rising, but biker groups ask for less regulation Thursday, June 7, 2012 � by jg Even though the number of annual deaths of motorcycle riders more than doubled from 1997 to 2010, lobbyists for biker groups are asking lawmakers to back away from helmet requirements.

  • Self-driving cars and the liability issues they raise Friday, May 11, 2012 � by jg

    Think automated robot-driven cars are decades away? Think again. They’re being tested right now and could be on the road by decade’s end. With them comes a list of potential liability and insurance issues you need to consider.

  • Two automakers agree to settle unintended acceleration cases Wednesday, February 29, 2012 � by jg

    Safety Research & Strategies: It’s not just Toyota that faces allegations of sudden unintended acceleration; Kia and Subaru have both reached confidential settlements regarding similar issues with their vehicles.

  • The latest on Chevy Volt and Toyota issues Wednesday, January 25, 2012 � by jg

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it did not find a safety defect that caused fires in Chevy’s Volt hybrid, but the agency has come under additional scrutiny for its investigation into sudden unintended acceleration issues in Toyotas.