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A consumer group petitions feds to review Kia and Hyundai fires

On Tuesday, June 12, a consumer watchdog organization, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to investigate car fires. The group is concerned with 2011 to 2014 models of the Kia Sorento and Optima and Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata.

Nearly 5 million Fiat Chryslers found to have bad cruise control

On Friday, May 25, Fiat Chrysler announced a recall of just shy of five million of its cars on the roads here in the United States. They acknowledged that they've discovered that the motorists may have difficulty in disengaging the cruise controls on the recalled automobiles.

Millions of faulty Takata air bags are still in vehicles

Most everyone is familiar with the Takata air bag recall. Approximately 30 million vehicles made by 19 auto manufacturers were recalled for defective inflators that could cause the bags to explode and spew metal pieces out at drivers and passengers. The defective air bags have injured approximately 300 people and killed at least 22 people around the world (15 in the U.S.)

Importance of automotive recalls in Tennessee

People owns vehicles for various reasons. One of the most common is that they need to get to and from work. Others use them for work itself, to get to school or simply for fun. Whatever the reason, it's important to take care of the vehicle so there are no issues. When a recall notice is given, you need to heed the warning and have the necessary repairs made in Tennessee.

Safety group requests the release of Goodyear tire death records

Representatives with the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) have petitioned the Naitonal Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to order Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. to release previously sealed documents. They're hoping that by requesting that the records be made public, it will make it easier for victims affected by their allegedly defective tires to file lawsuits for damages in their products liability cases.

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