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Why Is NHTSA Advising Against Cruise Control for Certain Drivers?

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has released safety information regarding a certain automobile’s cruise control settings. Some of these models include the Ram 1500 pickup, Ram 2500, Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Chrysler Pacifica minivan, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Journey and Durango, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, all from 2014-2018.  They have strongly encouraged car owners to follow a warning from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to stop using cruise control on their vehicles until certain things have been repaired. What Is Wrong With Fiat Chrysler’s Cruise Control? FCA is recalling 4.8 million vehicles to repair a defect that could potentially prevent the cruise control system from disconnecting. If the error does happen, the driver may be able to stop the car by jamming on the brake pedal and then placing the car into park once it has fully stopped. Drivers can also: Shift the…
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Here’s How to Determine That Your Car Has a Dangerous Defect

If your car or other motor vehicle is found to have a defect, by law it is referred to as a lemon. There are lemon laws that are intended to protect the owner of a defective vehicle, but only under certain circumstances. These include if the car is covered by a warranty, if the defect occurred within a certain time period after the purchase, and if the defect can’t be fixed after multiple repair attempts. These laws are useful, but you still might be wondering what qualifies as a substantial defect for your vehicle. Defects can cause deadly car accidents, so it’s crucial drivers know how to spot a defect. How Can I Determine If My Car Is Defective? In most cases, a substantial car defect typically includes any issue that has an impact on the car’s use, value or safety. These defects are especially consequential if they can be…
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Warning! CarMax Vehicles May Contain Recalled Parts!

Have you recently purchased a car from CarMax? Your car may have recalled parts, including potentially deadly ones! A recent study by groups including the Center for Auto Study and the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety Foundation found that a shocking number of vehicles sold by eight CarMax Inc. locations included recalled parts that have led to serious malfunctions in the past. These parts include recalled Takata air bag inflators that have the potential to explode, spraying metal shrapnel within the interior of your vehicle. It is not illegal under federal law to sell used cars with unrepaired safety recalls. However, doing so could put consumers at risk. The study looked at almost 1,700 vehicles for sale at eight CarMax locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and California. Among those vehicles, 461 had unrepaired recall defects, and 41 had no repair available. That means 27 percent of vehicles sold at these…
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