January 2014 Archives

Recall affects some Land Rover vehicles

Land Rover has announced a recall of select Range Rover vehicles after discovering an issue with one of the model's airbags. It is estimated that there are just less than 4,000 affected vehicles in the U.S. Press releases did not indicate how Range Rover became aware of the issue, nor did it indicate if anyone had been injured or if any of the luxury vehicles sustained damage due the manufacturing defect. This may be of concern to Alabama owners of the affected Range Rover vehicles.

Chrysler still hasn't recalled 1.56 million Jeeps

Alabama drivers should be aware that, despite making an agreement to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seven months ago, Chrysler Group has failed to begin recalling 1.56 million older Jeeps containing parts that federal officials have deemed a fire hazard. Instead, the company says that it is only beginning to prepare to build repair parts for the recall. Chrysler claims to have finished designing the replacement parts and is currently entering the tooling process.

Improving recovery times for children with concussions

Alabama residents with children may be interested to hear that not only do children recover from concussions in a longer time span than adults, but they may recover faster if they engage in fewer cognitive tasks during their recovery In a study led by a sports medicine researcher at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, it was determined that children are better off spending limited amounts of time doing homework, playing video games or surfing the Internet.

Lincoln recall addresses problem with transmission sensor

A recall by Ford may affect Alabama drivers of the certain Lincoln MKZ Hybrid sedans. A manufacturing error could affect the range sensors of the transmissions in affected vehicles, leading to the potential for malfunctions and related car accidents. The recall affects 7,153 vehicles that were assembled in 2012 and 2013.

No criminal charges filed in man's death

On Dec. 26, an Alabama community remembered a 48-year-old man who lost his life in a tragic car-pedestrian accident just days before the holiday. His family wants answers as they begin to process the loss of a man who many say was a well-loved member of the community.

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