NHTSA Probes 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Fire Risk And Explores Rear Differential Failures In Dodge Ram

U.S. safety regulators have opened defect investigations into Chrysler Group LLC’s 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 — the automaker’s two best-selling vehicles in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is investigating potential power steering hose failures that could lead to under-hood fires in about 106,800 2012…

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Proposed Bill Threatens Future of Traumatic Brain Injury Research

The House Republicans are proposing to terminate the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The provision is included in their newly unveiled proposed budget for the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services. The AHRQ is responsible for some of the most important research on Traumatic Brain Injury, and has provided life-saving information on…

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Stryker Initiates Voluntary Product Recall of Modular-Neck Stems

“While modular-neck stems provide surgeons with an option to correct certain aspects of a patient’s anatomy and hip biomechanics, given the potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction, Stryker Orthopaedics decided to take this voluntary action,” said Stuart Simpson, Vice President and General Manager, Hip Reconstruction. Stryker Orthopaedics’ decision to…

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Toyota Fire Probe Expanded To 1.4 Million Autos

Federal safety investigators have broadly expanded an investigation into a potential fire hazard that now involves about 1.4 million Toyota cars and sport utility vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker is looking into reports that the window switches on the driver’s side doors of a number of different Toyota models can overheat…

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Cooper Tire Recalling More Than 10k Tires

Findlay based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling 10,236 radial SUV/light truck tires sold under its own and three customer names because of possible tread separation issues. The recalled tires are: Cooper Discoverer H/T, sizes P265/70R17 and LT235/85R16; Cooper Discoverer LSX, size 265/70R17; Mastercraft Courser HTR, size LT235/85R16; Del-Nat Delta A/S Sierradial, size 265/70R17;…

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Government Expands Investigation Into Fire Risk of Jeep Grand Cherokee

More than five million Jeep vehicles are under federal scrutiny after a preliminary investigation revealed an uncommonly high occurrence of fires, some of them deadly, when the vehicles were rear-ended in crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration upgraded its investigation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee from the 1993 to 2004 model years. The upgrade…

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