Automotive News

NHTSA urges importance of automobile recall repairs

Jan. 22, 2016—A record number of automobile recalls provides a good reminder that consumers should remain vigilant when it comes to their vehicles, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Related Department Briefs

NAIC looks to ban price optimization

As of press time, price optimization in the automobile-insurance industry—the practice of raising premiums for customers who are less likely to shop for a better price—was banned by 13 states. That could expand rapidly.

Official: E-ZPass safe from hackers

At least one online report says electronic toll systems are “rife with piracy risks” and data from an individual’s transponder can be stolen.

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Automotive Recalls

New air-bag failures emerge

Feb. 4, 2016—American Honda Motor and FCA U.S. say the possibility of corrosion in air-bag control units might prompt a failure in the deployment of air bags in the event of a crash or an inadvertent deployment of air bags.

Honda recalls over 2 million vehicles because of air-bag malfunction

Feb. 4, 2016—American Honda Motor recalled 2007-2011 Honda CR-V; 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z; 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity and Insight; 2009-2013 Honda Fit; 2013-2014 Honda Fit EV; 2007-2014 Honda Ridgeline; 2013-2016 Acura ILX; 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid; 2007-2016 RDX; 2005-2012 Acura RL; 2009-2014 Acura TL; and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles.

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