National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced last Monday that almost 5 million cars sold in USA should be recalled because of potentially deadly flow in their airbag safety systems. Car manufacturers reacted quickly and added a few millions more, making it almost 8 million vehicles long list that should be recalled and have their Takata airbags replaced. The danger that airbags present The problem with these “killer” airbags lies in the fact that while deploying they may tear up their brackets taking with them smaller shrapnel pieces of plastic and metal which could cause lethal wounds … (more) November 4, 2014

  • Top rated models for the next year

    by Richard Burton
    Top rated models for the next year

    Automobile manufacturers are not always eager to implement enough safety measures to new models as much as they like to advertise. Luckily, consumers do have allies in form of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to provide safety guidelines, run crash tests, make recalls and rate each model separately. Automobile accidents and crashes are parts of our lives even with those drivers considered to be extra careful. IIHS tests each model through series of crashes and situations in which car gets rolled over, hits various objects on the road or collide with another … (more) October 15, 2014

  • More Than 19000 Cars Recalled By Aston Martin For Counterfeit Plastic

    by Richard Burton
    More Than 19000 Cars Recalled By Aston Martin For Counterfeit Plastic

    As per some recently published report, from Detroit, Aston Martin is recalling 17,590 cars – almost 75% of all cars that it has manufactured since 2007. It was discovered that counterfeit plastic material was used by a Chinese sub-supplier that supplied a particular part for the luxury sports car manufacturers. All left left-hand-drive Aston Martin models manufactured since November 2007 and all right-hand-drive models built after 2012 May are being called back for it is feared that there is a high chance of breaking the accelerator pedal arm due to the counterfeit material. According to a spokesman from the company, … (more) February 8, 2014

  • Insurance Fraudsters Sentenced in Idaho and California

    by Jeanny Hopper
    Insurance Fraudsters Sentenced in Idaho and California

    Insurance providers and local State officials are advised to be on alert as two separate auto insurance felons have been sentenced to incarceration and probation in two separate states, Idaho and California.  Experts say that reports on car insurance crimes early in the year greatly damage credibility of the insurance system in the US. In Idaho, reports from the Attorney General’s office show that Michael M. Davisson, accused of fraudulently informing city police and his insurance provider that his vehicle has been stolen back in 2007, finally received a verdict and is now placed on a five year probation last … (more) January 8, 2010