Special Report: Consumer Clarity and Safety for Today’s Advanced Driving Systems

Driver distraction causes more than 3,400 deaths a year in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and requires urgent action. Although cell phones capture much of the attention, Consumer Reports (CR) research finds in-car infotainment systems and a variety of lower-tech driver activity, such as adjusting a radio or More...

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By George On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) is recalling Discover M+S Sport Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) is recalling certain Discover M+S Sport tires, sizes 235/75R15, 255/65R16, 215/70R16, 225/70R16, 235/70R16, 245/70R16, 265/70R16, 255/60R17, 225/65R17, 235/65R17, 265/65R17, More...

By George On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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New 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon: Even More Off-road Capability

February 6, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Already the most capable production vehicle in the world, Jeep® Wrangler is about to deliver even more capability – specifically more protection from the most severe, More...

By George On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Nissan: Rear Door may Open when Window is Lowered

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Altima vehicles. The rear door latch/lock cable on the vehicles may have been improperly routed. As a result, lowering a rear window may inadvertently More...

By George On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Continental Tire recalling General Tire Grabber Light Truck Tires

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) is recalling certain General Tire Grabber light truck tires, size 33×12.50R18 LT 118Q, Load Range E, manufactured May 3, 2015, to May 16, 2015 (DOT week codes More...

By George On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death. Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, More...

By George On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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Chrysler: Crankshaft Sensor May Fail Causing Engine Stall

If the engine stalls, there is an increased the risk of a crash. Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot vehicles manufactured May 9, 2016, to July More...

By George On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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Ford Motor Company: Fuel Delivery Module may Crack and cause Fuel Leak

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured February 26, 2009, to April 29, 2012, and 2010-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured February 25, 2009, More...

By George On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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VW buybacks and lease terminations to begin

October 25, 2016 by Bridget Small Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Earlier this year, the FTC sued Volkswagen for falsely claiming that its diesel cars had low levels of harmful emissions. A federal judge More...

By George On Monday, October 17th, 2016
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Kia Motors America recalling 2016 Kia Optima as the right front axle driveshaft may crack and fail

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 13, 2015, to April 23, 2016 and equipped with a 2.4l engine. The right front axle driveshaft may crack and More...