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Blog Posts in May, 2015

Ford Issues Recall for Power Steering Issue May 28, 2015

After pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford has issued a recall of nearly 423,000 vehicles because of a power steering issue. In certain vehicles the power-assisted steering can fail while driving. The power ...

1 in 5 Auto Accidents is a Result of a Drowsy Driver May 27, 2015

Drowsy driving hits closer to home than you may think. It might come as a surprise that the leading culprit for drowsy driving is not semi-truck drivers who spend countless hours on the road, but teenagers. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety ...

Accident on Thompson & Askew Avenues Kills One May 22, 2015

A tragic accident in northeast Kansas City killed one and injured two individuals in an auto collision early on May 21, 2015. Authorities have not released the identification of the individuals involved in the accident. Police reported that the ...

Smartphone Use While Driving Includes More Than Texting May 21, 2015

Texting while driving is no longer the only cell-phone-centered type of distracted driving you need to worry about. A survey released this week shows that social media use while behind the wheel is now common among four in ten smartphone users. ...

Takata Airbag Recall is the Nation's Largest Ever May 20, 2015

In a record-breaking move, Takata Corp. has issued a national recall of 34 million vehicles for a defective airbag. It is the largest automotive recall in history. The sweeping move encompasses a plethora of automakers, including: Honda, Nissan, Fiat ...

GM Defective Ignition Switch Death Total Reaches 100 May 15, 2015

General Motors (GM) recently reported that a defective ignition switch has caused 100 deaths to date, a significant increase from the original 13 deaths that GM claimed as the only known fatalities. That number could increase again as compensation ...

Honda, Toyota and Nissan Expand Takata Airbag Recalls May 13, 2015

While 2014 set record numbers in automotive recalls, 2015 has brought with it its own set of lingering safety defects. Takata, a Japanese airbag supplier, who was at the center of millions of auto recalls in 2014, is once again in the center of a ...

New Self-Driving Truck Could Make Roads Safer May 12, 2015

Driving alongside a semi-truck on the highway can be a scary task. In 2012, 330,000 semi-truck accidents were recorded in the United States, killing nearly 4,000 people, most of who were in passenger cars. Nearly 90 percent of those crashes were a ...

Ford Motor Expands Door Latch Recall May 7, 2015

Following pressure from the U.S. Government, Ford is recalling thousands of cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion, plus other issues. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries because of a ...

What Happens to Your Body in a Car Crash? May 4, 2015

Even at low speeds, a car accident can cause a lot of damage to your body. Did you know your brain can bounce around in your skull? Did you know your heart can move around in your chest? Even after a crash, internal organs are still moving. It is ...

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