Car Safety

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 12:04

A statement released by General Motors details the recent recall of the Chevy Cruze: “General Motors will recall 413,418 Chevrolet Cruzes in the United States for the 2011 and 2012 model years to modify the engine shield under the vehicle.

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 11:17

Jeep Wrangler Fire Risk

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently announced a voluntary recall of 67,872 Jeep Wrangler 2010 models due to a transmission skid plate which can collect debris and catch fire.  This skid plate is near the catalytic converter on Wranglers with an automatic transmission, which poses this ignition risk.  

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 10:03

Last week, Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety praised the Senate for passing the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), S.1813.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 17:50

A woman approaches the crest of a hill in her car when lights flash and an audible warning goes off.  This allows her to stop before she collides with a broken down vehicle hidden out of sight just on the other side of the hill.  It’s not science fiction.  This is just one of countless scenarios illustrating how a new vehicle communication technology can cut down on thousands of car accidents and deaths each year. 

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 17:48

Last week the National Highway Traffic safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the release of the first federally-proposed recommendations to limit distracting electronic devices in vehicles.  According to the press release, “The proposed voluntary guidelines would apply to communications, entertainment, information gathering and navigation devices or functions that are not required to safely operate the vehicle.”

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 12:08

Besides the obvious danger of defective car seats that may fail during a crash, other less apparent risks exist.  These include improper child restraint use, faulty installation, and even -- believe it or not -- toxic chemicals.  

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 17:26

Last week, Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced the voluntary safety recall of all of their Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seats with the following model numbers and colors:

  • E9L692J (Black/Silver)
  • E9L692K (Red)
  • E9L692L (Cowmooflage)
  • E9L692M (Green)

These child restraint seats were manufactured between September 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011. 14,220 car seats are included in this recall.

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 13:50

This coming Tuesday afternoon, the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Senator Anitere Flores will take up an anti-consumer bill involving automobile safety. This bill is being spearheaded by Ford Motor Company and if passed, will have huge consequences for consumers who are maimed and killed by defective cars.