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Is Your Sunroof Putting You in Danger?

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Roughly 40 percent of all 2017 model year trucks and passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. came equipped with a sunroof – an optional feature that has been gaining popularity in recent years. While sunroofs have tons of merits (fresh air and sunshine, for one), are these sought-after options putting... Read more »

Proving A Car Accident Is Due To Mechanical Failure

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Driver negligence is by far the most common cause of motor vehicle accidents, but mechanical failure is often a contributing factor. The National Highway Traffic Association found that tire failure or degradation was the most common mechanical failure, assigned in 43 percent of the crashes studied. Other common mechanical failures... Read more »

Faulty Shifter Sparks Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall

Fiat Chrysler is no stranger to vehicle recalls and scrutiny for failing to rectify safety defects in a timely manner. In July of 2015, the auto manufacturer was fined $105 million by federal regulators, prompted by 23 recalls affecting some 11 million vehicles. Fiat Chrysler (FCA) publicly acknowledged that those... Read more »

Freak Accident Takes Life of Smart Car Driver

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A freak highway accident involving a detached truck tire took the life of a Smart car driver in San Dimas earlier this month. The driver was traveling southbound on the 57 Freeway around Covina Boulevard when the detached tire struck the car’s windshield, resulting in the driver’s loss of control... Read more »