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  • Ford Recalls Cars Due to Potential Engine Fires

    Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall for 230,000 vehicles in North America due to a risk of engine fires. The following vehicles are included in the recall, and all have 1.6-liter GTDI engines: 2014 Escape 2014-2015 Fiesta ST 2013-2014 Ford Fusion 2013-2015 Ford Transit Connect According to Ford, company officials indicated that under-hood fires may occur as a result of a lack of coolant ...
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  • 1.4 Million Toyota Vehicles Now Included in NHTSAs Expanded Probe into Whether Power-Window Switches Are Causing Car Fires

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding its look into whether power window switches in certain Toyota vehicles can cause fires. Its upgrade of its preliminary probe to an engineering analysis, which could become an official auto recall, now involves 1.47 million Toyota 2007 to 2009 vehicles. The initial investigation, which was started in February, had included over 800,000 ...
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  • NHTSA Probing Whether GM Chevrolet Volts Lithium-Ion Batteries Pose a Fire Hazard

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a formal probe into whether General Motors’s Chevy Volts’ batteries are at risk of catching fire after they are involved in a serious car crash. While GM has stated that its vehicle is not a fire hazard, the NHTSA remains committed to continuing its safety defect investigation until it reaches its own conclusions. Safety officials began ...
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