September 2019 Archives

Ram recalls over 1 million pickup trucks for tailgate problem

The manufacturer of Ram trucks, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has issued an expanded recall of several of its pickup trucks. The problem is that the power-locking tailgate assembly contains a potentially defective piece that could break. If it does, the tailgate could open unexpectedly, even while the vehicle is in motion.

Understand brain injury to help choose the right bike helmet

Traditional bike helmets are intended to prevent skull fractures, but that's not the only way your brain can be injured in an accident. Alongside any direct hit to the head, you could also experience a strong rotational force that can shake the brain inside your head. This rotational force can cause concussions and other brain injuries.

Recall: Seats on some Ford trucks and SUVs may collapse in crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 550,000 trucks and SUVs sold in North America for what the company hopes is a minor safety issue. The vehicles may have been built without the "third pawl required for seat-back strength." A pawl is a curved lever that engages with the seat back's ratchet, holding it in locked position.

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