Monthly Archives: December 2015

NHTSA to Include Automatic-Emergency Braking in 5-Star Review

December 15, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is updating its 5-Star Rating System to include automatic-emergency braking (AEB) in 2018. Read More

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Ford Owners Say Defective Tailgate Can Cause Backlite Damage

December 15, 2015

More than 30 Ford owners have filed a class action complaint against the automaker saying that potential cracking in the tailgate presents a safety issue that “could cause the window in the tailgate to drop out and hit/injure the operator or bystanders,” reads the court documents. Read More

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U.S. House Slashes Proposed Spending Increases for Auto Safety

December 15, 2015

Despite public outrage over deadly auto defects including faulty ignition switches and airbags inflators, the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to slash proposed spending increases for vehicle safety including defect investigations. Read More

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Auto Safety Ratings to Include Collision Prevention Systems

December 11, 2015

The government announced plans Tuesday to update its safety rating system for new cars and trucks to include whether the vehicle has technology to avoid … Read More

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Subaru Extends Windshield Warranty

December 10, 2015

I never knew there was such a thing as an OEM windshield warranty. But apparently there is. And now I’ve learned that one has been extended. I received the head’s up from one of my friends at American AutoGlass Administrators in the United Kingdom, namely Brian Butterworth. Read More

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Prepping a Windshield with a Rain Sensor

December 4, 2015

I had an inquiry recently from one of our Auto Glass University graduates. His question reminded me that there are some common problems that technicians should address when prepping a windshield with a rain sensor. Read More

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Highway Transportation Bill Rounds Out Safety Provisions for Auto, Freight

December 4, 2015

A sweeping transportation bill approved by the House on Thursday would put a new emphasis on freight corridors when designating highway funds and includes provisions … Read More

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