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Firestone FS561 Tires Recalled

Author Paige Tears-Gladstone

Bridgestone Americas has a issued a safety recall for approximately 36,000 Firestone tires due to tread issues.

Regarding the Firestone Tire Recall

According to Today’s Trucking and PR Newswire, Bridgestone has issued a voluntary recall of the Firestone FS561 tires due to a safety hazard. Increased warranty adjustment returns for tread separation and/or detachment revealed that these tires could experience scrubbing which would increase this risk.

While no such accidents have been claimed, this flaw could contribute to a sudden and unanticipated vehicular crash. These tires only present this risk when used for trailer applications and do not display this error in any other application or service condition.

Affected owners are eligible to exchange their FS561 tires for the FS560 Plus or other comparable Firestone or Bridgestone brand tire at no cost.

About the Recalled Firestone Tires

  • Recall is regarding the FS561 tires
  • Size: 255/70R22.5
  • Only tires installed for trailer applications are affected
  • Manufactured in the U.S. and Canada between February 2015 and January 2016 (DOT weeks 0515-0416)
  • Sold in North America between April 2015 and January 2016

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Ohio Authorities Investigate Fatal School Bus Accident

Author Hillary Dunkley

A memorial is being held for a 21-year-old woman who was killed in a head-on collision with a school bus.

About the Fatal Collision

According to WHIO, the incident occurred around 7 a.m. January 29. 21-year-old Taylor Dickey was ejected from her car upon and died on the scene.

Nine students on the bus suffered from minor injuries. The bus driver, Dee Kauffman, stated that it was her first year driving for the district, but was experienced and handled the situation very well.

The first people to respond to the scene were faculty of the school. They did the best they could by putting out the car fire with a fire extinguisher.

In one of the most recent reports, it was stated that several beer cans were recovered from the scene. The cans are believed to have been ejected from Dickey's car, along with her body at the time of the crash. 

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 32,719 people were killed in auto accident sin 2013, marking a slight decrease from the 33,782 deaths reported in 2012.
  • Of those killed in 2013:
  • An additional 2,313,000 people were injured in auto accidents.

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2016 Honda Civic Hit with Stop-Sale Order and Recall

Author Yashica Kaushal

Missing or mis-set piston pin snap rings in the engine of the 2016 Honda Civic have resulted in a recall and stop-sale order.

About the 2016 Honda Civic Recall

The new Honda Civic comes in two types of engines: a 2.0-liter and a 1.5-liter. The 2.0-liter engine is the only one with the problem.

Potential problems forced Honda to put a stop-sale order on 2016 Civics in dealer lots. No car will be sold until the problem is fixed. Cars already with consumers are being recalled.

About 34,000 cars are being affected. Honda expects to inform consumers by mid-March 2016.

Car Companies with The Highest History of Recalls as of 2014

All information is provided by Forbes.com:

  • American Honda Motor Co:  31.1 million recalled/32.9 million sold;  0.94 recall rate.
  • Chrysler Group:  63.2 million recalled/63.2 million sold;  1.00 recall rate.
  • Volvo Cars of North America:  3.3 million recalled/3.1 million sold;  1.05 recall rate.
  • Volkswagen of America:  10.2 million recalled/9.7 million sold;  1.06 recall rate.
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America:  5.3 million recalled/4.8 million sold;  1.09 recall rate.
  • Hyundai Motor Co:  9.9 million recalled/8.7 million sold;  1.15 recall rate.

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