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Tesla Issues Third Mass Recall This Month, This Time Over Taillights That Might Not Illuminate

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Tesla Recalls 30,000 Model X SUVs For Airbag That’s Improperly Set Up For Children

Tesla must recall 29,348 Model X SUVs for an improperly calibrated airbag that may go off incorrectly with an unbelted child in the front passenger seat. The recall affects model year 2021-2023 vehicles. The automaker first became aware of the problem in October when it conducted pre-scheduled conformity testing to confirm compliance with certain regulations. […]

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Ford Sent Over 100 Notices And Even Visited The Home Of Ranger Driver Killed By Takata Airbag

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revealed that the driver of a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup was killed in a June crash because of a defective Takata air bag inflator. While details about the crash are limited, Ford says that it had sent more than a hundred notices to the owner’s home for […]

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Five 2016 VW Golf R Models Have Faulty Windshield Wipers And Need A Fix

An issue with the front windshield wipers of the 2016 Golf R has prompted Volkswagen to issue a recall of the hot hatch. Fortunately for the automaker, the issue isn’t widespread. A recall notice reveals that incorrect windshield wiper software may have been installed when the Golf R was being produced. This software issue means […]

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NHTSA Data Reveals 2 More Fatal Crashes Involving Tesla Cars

Data submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revealed that two fatal crashes involving Tesla Model 3s fitted with the company’s Level 2 driver-assistance system were reported from September 16 to October 15. While details about the crashes are limited, we know that both occurred in California. They were reported because the […]

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Modern Driver Assistance Systems Can Reduce Rear-End Collisions By Nearly 50%

A new study from MITRE and the Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety (PARTS) has found advanced driver assistance systems significantly reduce the chances of being involved in certain kinds of accidents. In particular, front-to-rear crashes were reduced 49% when the striking vehicle was equipped with forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, compared […]

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