Ford Recalls 850K Vehicles for Air Bag Issue

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Sep 30, 2014
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<p><strong><em>Photo of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford Motor Co.</em></strong></p> Ford Recalls 850K Vehicles for Air Bag Issue

The recall impacts 2013-2014 model-year Ford C-MAX, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America.

Video: Vermont's Handheld Phone Ban Starts This Week

The state DMV is conducting a PR campaign to educate drivers about the impending policy change and the need to prevent distracted driving.

<p><strong><em>Photo by Bidgee via Wikimedia Commons.</em></strong></p> Chrysler Recalls 349K Vehicles for Ignition Switch

n these 2008-MY vehicles, ignition keys may not fully return to the “on” position after rotation to the “start” position during engine startup.

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 Impreza courtesy of Subaru.</strong></em></p> Subaru Offers EyeSight Safety Tech on 2015 Impreza

Subaru is offering its EyeSight safety technology package as an option with the redesigned 2015 Impreza compact car among other enhancements to the vehicle, Subaru announced.

<p><strong><em>Photo of Audi Q7 courtesy of Audi.</em></strong></p> Audi Q7 SUVs Recalled for Power Braking Assist

To resolve the problem, Audi dealers will replace a vacuum line free of charge.

<p><strong><em>Photo courtesy of Altec Industries.</em></strong></p> Altec Recalls 51 Trucks for Fire Risk

The aerial device and digger derrick trucks are equipped with a battery equalizer that may be susceptible to electrical fire because of an epoxy sealing compound.

<p><em><strong>A total of 24 states now have a three-foot passing law on the books, in hopes of preventing vehicle-bicycle collisions. Photo courtesy of AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.</strong></em></p> New Calif. Law Aimed at Protecting Bicyclists

The law, which took effect Sept. 16, calls for a 3-foot buffer zone to keep bicyclists safe from passing vehicles.

<p><strong><em>The problem of drowsy driving will take center stage at an NTSB public forum set for Oct. 21.</em></strong></p> Drowsy Driving Forum Set for Oct. 21

The National Transportation Safety Board will stream the event live via webcast.

Agility Recalls CNG Fuel Systems for Leaky Hoses

Agility Fuel Systems is recalling 99 side-mount compressed natural gas fuel systems because premature corrosion might lead to fuel leakage that poses a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety reports.

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