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Takata Airbag Recall - Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Jody Johnson on Aug 24, 2016 11:41:12 AM

The Takata Airbag Recall is now the LARGEST safety recall in U.S. history!

 

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  Circled in red are metal fragments that can propel into vehicle occupants, causing injuries or deaths.

From an article at caranddriver.com, it states that in April, 2013, when Takata first went public with their admission of having defective airbag inflator devices, there were only six vehicle makes identified in the recall, now there are nearly two dozen.

To date, there are "approximately 34 million vehicles potentially affected in the United States, and another 7 million that have been recalled worldwide."

Also, there have been 10 (possibly 11) deaths as a result of Takata's defective inflator devices, and more than 100 injuries throughout the United States.

This is such a serious issue that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said, "Folks should not drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately, free of charge."

To read more about the Takata airbag recall, including all of it's related updates from 11/7/2014 - 8/5/2016, just click on the link caranddriver.com.

 


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Topics: Takata Recall Information

10 Great Tips to Improve Gas Mileage & the Environment!!

Posted by Jody Johnson on Apr 25, 2016 11:27:07 AM

 

How you can improve your gas mileage, save money, and help protect the environment, all at the same time... 

 

 An article from the weNissan_Green.jpgbsite sheknows.com lists 10 great tips on how to achieve all three, in addition to making your daily driving experience a whole lot easier on you and the vehicle you drive.

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Topics: Driving Green

Meeting on Takata Airbag Recall set for 10-22-15

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Sep 21, 2015 4:19:52 PM

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public information meeting about the ongoing Takata air bag recall on October 22nd at the Department of Transportation in Washington D.C. 

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Topics: Driver Safety

Saving Sister Josetta - Fleet Management

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 7, 2015 2:51:00 PM

Sister Josetta set out on a long road trip from Springfield, IL all the way down to Texas, but on her way through Arkansas, the battery in her van failed.  A good samaritan helped her with a jump start, but the vehicle soon stopped running, and all of the check engine warning lights came on. This was not a good situation as Sr. Josetta was basically stranded in a town where she did not know anyone. This time she was stranded at a gas station. How was she going to get her car fixed so she could resume her trip?

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

3 Important Safety Tips for a Roadside Emergency

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 7, 2015 9:47:35 AM

Are you prepared for a roadside emergency? We often hear stories about emergencies on the news or from a friend, but we don’t expect to experience an emergency for ourselves. So, if you were driving down the road today and one of your tires blows out, will you be ready?  Here are three important safety tips to help keep you safe during a roadside emergency. 

 

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Topics: Driver Safety

Chrysler Announces Major Recall of 11 Million Vehicles

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jul 31, 2015 10:01:00 AM

 Chrysler_RecallWhen a new car is sold, it's safe to drive, right? I know that cars go through rigorous testing and inspection before they can be sold, so I assume they're safe to drive unless I get into an accident. Unfortunately, this is not always the case due to car companies either deciding to cut corners or not strictly adhering to certain requirements during the production process. So, when something goes wrong 11 million new vehicles, what is a car company to do?

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Topics: Driver Safety

The Truth about Tires: 5 Myths Busted

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 29, 2015 4:38:12 PM

There are a lot of myths floating around about your car's tires, and It’s important to know the facts because tires are your car’s only connection to the road. If you break that connection you could lose contol of your vehicle and wind up with some costly repairs. The team here at Fleet Services has busted 5 common myths people believe about their tires.

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Topics: Driver Safety

New Advancements in the Takata Airbag Recall

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Jun 25, 2015 10:06:00 AM

This week's Takata Airbag Recall update focuses on new developments from the past week. As new information is released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the car manufacturers involved in the recall, CARITAS Vehicle Services will provide our readers timely updates. Click on "Read More" below, for this week's update about the Takata safety recall. 

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Topics: Recall Information, Driver Safety

This Week's Takata Airbag Recall Update

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Jun 16, 2015 10:52:00 AM

This week's Takata Airbag Recall update focuses on a number of new developments from the past week. As new information is released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the car manufacturers involved in the recall, CARITAS Vehicle Services will provide our readers timely updates. Click on "Read More" below, for this week's update about the Takata safety recall. 

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3 Simple Steps to Avoid Hazardous Windshield Glare

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 16, 2015 10:34:30 AM

More than 1,000 fatal auto and motorcycle accidents caused by windshield glare occur every year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whether it’s caused by the sun or from oncoming traffic, glare is one of the most common issues drivers face, but the good news is that it can be easily avoided. Here are 3 easy steps you can take to reduce the eye squinting or straining caused by windshield glare:

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