A new Government Accountability Office study looked at how consumers obtain and access vehicle recall information. In light of the number of different vehicle recalls that have been issued in recent years and the number of personal injury lawsuits filed about defective vehicle parts, it is more important than ever how the NHTSA handles the…

The death of actor Anton Yelchin showed just how devastating a vehicle recall can be if there is no appropriate fix or if you fail to take the vehicle to your dealership as soon as possible. In the same week that Yelchin passed away, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles started sending information about a software repair for…

Sixty-four million is a really, really big number. When we’re talking vehicle recalls, it’s not only a big number but a scary number. According to The New York Times (2/12/2015), that’s also a record-breaking number because in 2014 the auto industry recalled precisely 64 million vehicles due to safety problems – and that’s the highest…

At first blush, most people would dismiss a food recall for a mere spice. After all, how much injury could a spice cause? The truth is, a whole lot. By now, most of us know that peanut allergies can be deadly. In some people, peanuts can cause severe allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock which could…

No one ever thinks that an apple could be deadly. So who would think that a superbly common fruit like the apple could come under fire as one of the most dangerous foods of 2015? Of course, apples, by nature, are NOT dangerous. Many of us have eaten apples without a hitch. But after a…

If you’re like many Americans, you put a so-called “blind trust” into government safety programs. After all, what country would want the worst for its citizens? Most people trust that government programs are out for their best interest. But the truth is that no system is flawless. People – inherently faulty – run our government…

Toyota recently announced a 20,000 vehicle recall that will affect owners of some Avalon, Camry, Sienna, Highlander and Lexus models. Reports indicate a potential fuel leak could affect the risk of vehicle fires and owners are urged to fix the recall at a participating dealership. Reports indicate that a fuel delivery pipe in the engine…

The Consumer Product Safety Commission opened its doors this week to a new, state-of-the-art testing lab just outside Washington, D.C., designed to improve the speed, quality and affordability of product testing in order to better serve and protect American consumers. The Miami Herald reports that the facility, at 32,000 square feet, is 2 ½ times…

At some point in your vehicle’s life, you may receive a notice of recall – it may be a small problem or a very significant one. Don’t be surprised if you get a letter from your vehicle manufacturer alerting you of a vehicle recall: over 20 million vehicles were recalled in the U.S. just last…

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall of 1.7 million vehicles across the globe including 245,000 Lexus IS and GS vehicle models in the United States. The brand once known for reliability now suffers after record recalls, ongoing lawsuits for car accidents caused by involuntary acceleration, federal investigations and federal fines that have reached a record…

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