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Agency Opens Probe Into 115,000 Tesla Vehicles Over Suspension Issue

WASHINGTON –The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday said it had opened a formal investigation into around 115,0000 Tesla vehicles over a front suspension safety issue. The auto safety regulator said it was opening a preliminary evaluation …

U.S. Orders More Airbus A220 Inspections After Engine Failures

Engines on Airbus SE’s new A220 aircraft must undergo stepped-up inspections for compressor rotor cracks after a third in-flight shutdown, U.S. aviation regulators said, calling the matter an “urgent safety issue.” The Federal Aviation Administration’s updated requirements are scheduled to …

Honda Recalls 310,773 Pilots in the US

Honda Motor Co. says it is recalling 310,773 Pilot vehicles in the U.S. to inspect and potentially replace the front seat belts due to problems with the belts’ stitching. Honda said Friday it is voluntarily recalling Pilots from the 2009 …

Mustangs, Jettas Focus of Safety Investigations

Safety investigators are looking into possible transmission problems in some 2011 and 2012 Ford Mustang models and fuel lines in 2011 Volkswagen Jettas. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects says on its website Sunday that it has …

Identifying Underutilized Defenses in Condominium Defect Lawsuits

While there has been a notable decline in the construction industry over recent years, no such drop has occurred in the volume of construction defect lawsuits involving condominium (“condo”) projects. As adjusters are aware, these actions tend to last three …