Recall of certain Westlake, Compass, Telluride and YKS tires

Federal safety officials have ordered a tiny tire importer to recall as many as 450,000 tires that it bought from a Chinese manufacturer and sold to U.S. distributors. The tires were made without a safety feature, called a gum strip, which helps bind the belts of a tire to each other. The Hangzhou tires at issue were sold under at …

Derek RobinsonRecall of certain Westlake, Compass, Telluride and YKS tires

Toyota/Lexus recall 3.8 million vehicles: sliding floor mats

On September 29, 2009, Toyota/Lexus, the world’s largest automaker, said it will recall 3.8 million of its vehicles in the United States to address problems with the floor mats causing accelerator pedals to get stuck and lead to crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received reports of 102 incidents in which floor mats may have caused accelerator …

Derek RobinsonToyota/Lexus recall 3.8 million vehicles: sliding floor mats

At least 74 dead in crashes similar to those GM linked to faulty switches

(Reuters) – At least 74 people have died in General Motors cars in accidents with some key similarities to those that GM has linked to 13 deaths involving defective ignition switches, a Reuters analysis of government fatal-crash data has determined. Such accidents also occurred at a higher rate in the GM cars than in top competitors’ models, the analysis showed. …

Derek RobinsonAt least 74 dead in crashes similar to those GM linked to faulty switches