Government safety agency investigating claims

Recent allegations against all three of Tesla’s electric vehicles have caused the U.S. government’s auto safety agency to take a more in-depth look at the automakers cars. The allegations state that the electric vehicles can accelerate suddenly on their own. This can cause hazardous road conditions for the drivers and other cars on the road. About 500,000 cars will be affected by the investigation.

Another automaker is facing backlash after a large recall was issued. Nissan had to recall around 350,000 vehicles to fix a faulty airbag inflator. The air bag inflator, produced by Takata, can explode and throw shrapnel out into the vehicle potentially harming the driver and any passengers. The recall affects Sentras, Maximas, Pathfinders and Versas made during certain years. Some Infinite models are also included in the recall.

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US agency examines complaints of Tesla vehicles suddenly accelerating

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla’s electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own.

Brian Sparks of Berkeley, California, petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation. An agency document shows 127 owner complaints to the government that include 110 crashes and 52 injuries. Read more

Summary: Recent allegations against all three of Tesla’s electric vehicles have caused the U.S. government’s auto safety agency to take a more in-depth look at the automakers cars. The allegations state that the electric vehicles can accelerate suddenly.

Nissan recalls vehicles to replace Takata air bag inflators

Nissan is recalling nearly 346,000 vehicles worldwide to replace dangerous Takata air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. The Nissan front passenger inflators are among 10 million from 14 different automakers that Takata is recalling. It’s the last recall that the bankrupt Takata agreed to in a 2015 settlement with U.S. safety regulators.

The Nissan recall covers certain 2001 through 2003 Maximas, 2002 through 2006 Sentras, 2002 through 2004 Pathfinders, and 2007 through 2011 Versas. via ABC7

Summary: Nissan had to recall around 350,000 vehicles to fix a faulty airbag inflator. The air bag inflator, produced by Takata, can explode and throw shrapnel.

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