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Air pollution may be hurting our brains

Filed under: Green, Emissions, Safety Air pollution doesn’t only harm lungs. It could also impair brain function. Continue reading Air pollution may be hurting our brains Air pollution may be hurting our brains originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 May 2015 10:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Continue [...]

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Porsche 918 Spyder recalled over bad wiring harness

Filed under: Green, Recalls, Porsche, Safety, Convertible, Hybrid, Luxury, Performance Porsche is recalling the 918 Spyder to correct a problem with a wiring harness that can be damaged by a carbon fiber component. Continue reading Porsche 918 Spyder recalled over bad wiring harness Porsche 918 Spyder recalled over bad wiring harness originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru expand global Takata recalls by 715k [UPDATE]

Filed under: Recalls, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Safety, Japan Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru are expanding their global Takata inflator recalls by 715k. Many of these models are in Japan. Continue reading Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru expand global Takata recalls by 715k [UPDATE] Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru expand global Takata recalls by 715k [UPDATE] originally appeared on [...]

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Marchionne defends FCA recalls, says Wrangler won’t be all-aluminum

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Safety, SUV Sergio Marchionne says that the next Jeep Wrangler is not fully aluminum, which might keep production in Toledo, OH. Also, the company is working with NHTSA to fully comply with the agency’s requests for the upcoming public hearing. Continue reading Marchionne defends FCA recalls, says Wrangler won’t [...]

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Department of Transportation extends GM supervision for another year

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety The US Department of Transportation has decided to extend its regulatory supervision over General Motors for an additional year. The government agency believes that the oversight is a proactive way to address possible safety defects. Continue reading Department of Transportation extends GM supervision for another year Department of Transportation extends [...]

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Motorcyclist fatalities drop for second straight year

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, United States, Motorcycle Fatalities among motorcyclists are projected to fall to 4,584 once all of the 2014 numbers are tallied, marking the second consecutive year deaths have decreased. Continue reading Motorcyclist fatalities drop for second straight year Motorcyclist fatalities drop for second straight year originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 [...]

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Takata changed airbag design in 2008

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety Three unnamed insiders have revealed that Takata changed its airbag inflator propellant in 2008 following a recall by Honda. The company’s internal testing of inflators from recalled models shows hundreds of ruptures, as well. Continue reading Takata changed airbag design in 2008 Takata changed airbag design in 2008 originally appeared on [...]

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Hinchcliffe stable after wreck at Indy [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Safety, United States, Racing James Hinchcliffe suffered serious injuries in practice for the Indianapolis 500 when a suspension failure caused his car to crash into the wall. After undergoing surgery, he’s now in stable condition. Continue reading Hinchcliffe stable after wreck at Indy [w/video] Hinchcliffe stable after wreck at Indy [w/video] originally [...]

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