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Toyota Recalling 1.8M RAV4s Over Hazardous Batteries Toyota Recalling 1.8M RAV4s Over Hazardous Batteries
Toyota Recalling 1.8M RAV4s Over Hazardous Batteries Toyota is recalling more than 1.8 million of its RAV4s over hazardous batteries. According to a press release issued on Wednesday, Nov. 1, some replacement 12-volt batteries of the size specified for 2013 to 2018 RAV4 models have smaller top dimensions than others. If a small-top battery is used for replacement and the hold-down clamp is not tightened correctly, the battery could move and potentially short-circuit, increasing risk of a fire. "Toyota is currently preparing the remedy," the statement reads. "When the remedy is available, Toyota dealers will replace the battery hold-down…
Rollaway Risk Prompts Recall Of Over 230K Ford Explorers Rollaway Risk Prompts Recall Of Over 230K Ford Explorers
Rollaway Risk Prompts Recall Of Over 230K Ford Explorers Ford is recalling 238,000 of one of its best-selling SUVs over concerns that a defect could increase the chance of more crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced.   The recall is for 2020-2022 Ford Explorers. A rear axle mounting bolt is at risk of breaking and could cause the driveshaft to disconnect, the NHTSA said. If this happened while the SUV was in park, the vehicle would roll away.  "A disconnected driveshaft can result in a loss of drive power or a vehicle rollaway if the parking brake is not applied," the federal regulator said in a lette…
Limo Crash Killing 20: Operator Guilty Of Manslaughter In NY Wreck, Jury Finds Limo Crash Killing 20: Operator Guilty Of Manslaughter In NY Wreck, Jury Finds
Limo Crash Killing 20: Operator Guilty Of Manslaughter In NY Wreck, Jury Finds More than four years after 20 people were killed in a limousine crash in upstate New York, a jury has convicted the limo company’s operator on nearly two dozen charges of manslaughter. Nauman Hussain was found guilty on all 20 charges of second-degree manslaughter in Schoharie County Court on Wednesday, May 17, stemming from the October 2018 crash that claimed the lives of 17 passengers, the limo driver, and two pedestrians. The Capital Region wreck happened in the town of Schoharie, located about 25 miles west of Albany, in Schoharie County. Earlier Report: Judge Rejects Plea Deal In Sc…
BMW Issues 'Do Not Drive' Warning For Certain Models Due To Potentially Deadly Airbags BMW Issues 'Do Not Drive' Warning For Certain Models Due To Potentially Deadly Airbags
BMW Issues 'Do Not Drive' Warning For Certain Models Due To Potentially Deadly Airbags Some BMW owners are being advised to not drive their vehicles due to potentially dangerous airbags that could pose a safety risk. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an alert on Thursday, May 4, advising that BMW has issued a “Do Not Drive” warning that pertains to nearly 100,000 vehicles that were produced between 2000 and 2006. Vehicles included in the new order were already subject to a previous recall for defective Takata air bags, which have caused headaches for automakers for years. According to the NHTSA, the BMW vehicles in question are some of t…
Judge Rejects Plea Deal In NY Limo Crash That Killed 20, Case Moves To Trial Judge Rejects Plea Deal In NY Limo Crash That Killed 20, Case Moves To Trial
Judge Rejects Plea Deal In NY Limo Crash That Killed 20, Case Moves To Trial A New York judge has rejected a plea deal for the owner of a limo company involved in a deadly 2018 crash that killed 20 people, setting the stage for a jury trial. In a shocking development Wednesday, Aug. 31, Schoharie County Judge Peter Lynch said Nauman Hussain should spend between 16 months and four years in prison, a revelation that garnered applause from victims’ families in the courtroom. Earlier Report: Upstate NY Limousine Crash That Killed 20 Nation's Deadliest In Nearly A Decade The plea agreement had called for Hussain, the son of Prestige Limousine's owner Shahed Hussain, to…
Ford Recalls Vehicles Due To Under-Hood Fire Risk Ford Recalls Vehicles Due To Under-Hood Fire Risk
Ford Recalls Vehicles Due To Under-Hood Fire Risk Ford is recalling some 2021 Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators over a defect that could spark fires under the hoods. The recall involves more than 66,000 vehicles in the US built between July 2020 and August 2021. At issue is a printed circuit board that is “uniquely susceptible to a high-current short” and was installed on the models during that time period, according to Ford. So far, there have been at least 21 reports of under-hood fires, including 18 involving vehicles owned by rental companies, Ford said. The defect has even affected vehicles that were parked and turned off. The com…
270,000 SUVs Recalled Due To Rollaway Risk 270,000 SUVs Recalled Due To Rollaway Risk
270,000 SUVs Recalled Due To Rollaway Risk Chrysler is recalling more than 270,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles because of a malfunction that could cause the cars to rollaway.   The manufacturer said the models antilock-brake system (ABS) module "may illuminate the brake lights, and allow the vehicle to start and shift out of Park without the brake pedal being applied."  These modules were installed in the vehicles built between June 10, 2018 to April 30, 2019, according to the recall filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  The recall accounts for 211,934 Gr…
Ford Recalling Nearly 3 Million Vehicles Over Rollaway Concerns Ford Recalling Nearly 3 Million Vehicles Over Rollaway Concerns
Ford Recalling Nearly 3 Million Vehicles Over Rollaway Concerns Ford announced a recall of nearly three million vehicles that may have gear-shifting issues that could cause them to move in an unintended direction upon parking. “Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2013-2019 Escape, 2013-2018 C-Max, 2013-2016 Fusion, 2013-2021 Transit Connect, and 2015-2018 Edge vehicles," the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wrote in its report. "The bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may degrade or detach.” A damaged or missing bushing may prevent the vehicle from shifting into the intended gear, and cause t…
Recall Issued For Polaris Recreational Off-Road Vehicles Due To Fire Hazard Recall Issued For Polaris Recreational Off-Road Vehicles Due To Fire Hazard
Recall Issued For Polaris Recreational Off-Road Vehicles Due To Fire Hazard Polaris is recalling two of its off-road vehicles over concerns they may pose a fire danger, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. The recall affects certain VINs of the company’s 2022 RZR Pro 4 Premium and Ultimate vehicles. Around 1,100 of the vehicles were sold at Polaris dealers across the US between May 2021 and April 2022, CPSC said. An incorrectly routed battery cable is to blame, which can contact the prop shaft during use, potentially resulting in an electrical short and fire, CPSC said. No fires have been reported so far, but one customer reported that a vehicle lost…
Ford Recalls Hundreds Of Thousands Of SUVs Due To Rollaway Risk Ford Recalls Hundreds Of Thousands Of SUVs Due To Rollaway Risk
Ford Recalls Hundreds Of Thousands Of SUVs Due To Rollaway Risk Ford is recalling more than a quarter-million SUVs because they may roll away unexpectedly while in the "park" gear. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a total of 252,936 2020-2022 Explorers are included in the recall. The specific makes are as follows: FORD/EXPLORER/2020-2022 FORD/EXPLORER HYBRID/2020-2022 FORD/EXPLORER INTERCEPT HYBRID/2020-2021 FORD/EXPLORER PHEV/2020-2022 FORD/EXPLORER POLICE INTERCEPT/2020-2021 "The rear axle horizontal mounting bolt may fracture and cause the driveshaft to disconnect," the NHTSA said. "A disconnected driveshaft can result i…
Recall Issued For Yamaha Off-Road Motorcycles Due To Crash Hazard Recall Issued For Yamaha Off-Road Motorcycles Due To Crash Hazard
Recall Issued For Yamaha Off-Road Motorcycles Due To Crash Hazard Yamaha is recalling about a brand of off-road motorcycles because they pose a crash risk,  the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. The products were sold at Yamaha dealers nationwide from July 2021 through January 2022 for between $6,900 and $7,100. This recall involves motorcycles with the model numbers YZ125N2L and YZ125N2ME. The model number is printed on the right and left side of the motorcycle. The affected vehicles are in the following VIN range: ***CE34C***000301 through ***CE34C***004096. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the frame st…
Ford Recalls 47,000 Pickup Trucks Because Transmission Can Suddenly Go Into Neutral Ford Recalls 47,000 Pickup Trucks Because Transmission Can Suddenly Go Into Neutral
Ford Recalls 47,000 Pickup Trucks Because Transmission Can Suddenly Go Into Neutral Nearly 50,000 Ford pickup trucks are being recalled due to transmission issues that could potentially increase the risk of crashing, officials announced. The auto giant announced that it is recalling certain 2021 F-150 pickup trucks due to transmissions that could unexpectedly shift into neutral while in motion. According to the company, the problem is due to an error in the transmission’s software. It could cause owners to suffer a loss of vehicle power and a wrench symbol illuminated on the dashboard near the speedometer. Once the vehicle is stopped, it may automatically go into “Park."…
Ford Recalls 215,000 Pickup Trucks, SUVs Ford Recalls 215,000 Pickup Trucks, SUVs
Ford Recalls 215,000 Pickup Trucks, SUVs Ford is recalling upwards of 215,000 pickup trucks and large SUVs sold in the US and Canada that could have leaking brake fluid that impacts stopping distances for drivers. The recall includes Ford F-150 pickup trucks produced between 2016 and 2018, and Ford Expedition Navigator SUV models from 2016 and 2017. All recalled vehicles have a 3.5-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine, according to the motor company. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fluid can leak from the brake master cylinder, which can increase brake pedal travel, requiring greater …
26-Year-Old Woman Critically Injured In Bohemia Crash 26-Year-Old Woman Critically Injured In Bohemia Crash
26-Year-Old Woman Critically Injured In Bohemia Crash A 26-year-old woman was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash on Long Island. It happened in Bohemia at about 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. A 2017 Nissan Rogue, driven by a Holtsville woman, was making a left turn out of a parking lot on Lakeland Avenue near Church Street when the Nissan was struck by a northbound 2017 Dodge Ram driven by a 21-year-old Oakdale man. The woman was hospitalized for treatment of critical injuries, and the man was not injured in the crash, police said. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. SC…
BMW Recalls More Than 900,000 Vehicles Due To Engine Fire Risk BMW Recalls More Than 900,000 Vehicles Due To Engine Fire Risk
BMW Recalls More Than 900,000 Vehicles Due To Engine Fire Risk BMW announced a third recall of more than 900,000 cars and SUVs due to an ongoing faulty valve heater that has been known to potentially cause engine fires. The recall covers 917,106 vehicles that are equipped with a Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve heater, which can cause a short-circuit, which could potentially lead to fires or malfunctions. This marks the third time the German auto giant has issued a recall for the recurring issue in 2017 and 2019. Earlier story - BMW Recalls 1 Million Vehicles Due To Fire Risk The recall includes many 3 Series, 5 Series, 1 Series, X5, X…
Woman Crashes Into Long Island Store, Injuring Six, Police Say Woman Crashes Into Long Island Store, Injuring Six, Police Say
Woman Crashes Into Long Island Store, Injuring Six, Police Say Six people were injured, including a police officer, when a woman lost control of her vehicle and drove into the front of a Long Island beauty salon, according to police. The incident took place around 1:45 p.m., Sunday,  Sept. 12, at the Salon De Franco, located at 156 Middle Neck Road, in Kensington. While driving on Middle Neck Road near Beverly Road, the 84-year-old woman struck a vehicle in the intersection, Nassau County Police said. As a result of the collision, the woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the salon and through the front glass, police said. When poli…
GM Recalls Vehicle For Second Time Due To Battery Defect That Can Cause Fires GM Recalls Vehicle For Second Time Due To Battery Defect That Can Cause Fires
GM Recalls Vehicle For Second Time Due To Battery Defect That Can Cause Fires General Motors has issued a new recall of one of its vehicles due to battery defects that can lead to a risk of fires. The company is recalling 50,932 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles that were covered under a previous recall announced in November of 2020 and revised in May of 2021, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA said its received reports of "one fire with the interim remedy and two fires with the final remedy." GM said it will replace the defective battery modules. In the meantime, the company is asking customers to take the following safe…
Ford Recalls More Than 850K Vehicles After Injuries Reported Ford Recalls More Than 850K Vehicles After Injuries Reported
Ford Recalls More Than 850K Vehicles After Injuries Reported Ford Motor Company has announced three safety recalls that involve more than 850,000 vehicles. The largest of the three recalls is involves more than 774,600 2013-2017 Ford Explorer vehicles, Ford said on Friday, July 16. The company said drivers could experience problems with a fractured rear suspension toe link, which diminishes a driver's steering control and increases the risk of crashing. Ford said it has received six reports of injuries related to this issue in North America.  Ford is also recalling about 40,995 2020-2021 Lincoln Aviator vehicles because the battery ca…
Officers Rescue 1-Year-Old Locked In Car At Long Island Beach, Police Report Officers Rescue 1-Year-Old Locked In Car At Long Island Beach, Police Report
Officers Rescue 1-Year-Old Locked In Car At Long Island Beach, Police Report Police officers rescued a child who was locked in a car with the windows up on Long Island. The incident happened on Saturday, July 10, at about 4:45 p.m. in Atlantic Beach, according to the Nassau County Police Department.  The 1-year-old girl was locked in a car with the air conditioner set to "on," but the car had automatically shut off., said police.  Officers reportedly broke the window to free the girl.  The Atlantic Beach Fire Department Medics then evaluated the girl and determined she was healthy and could be returned to her family. Two officers suffered multiple …
One Killed In Crash Involving FedEx Vehicle On LI Expressway In Suffolk One Killed In Crash Involving FedEx Vehicle On LI Expressway In Suffolk
One Killed In Crash Involving FedEx Vehicle On LI Expressway In Suffolk This story has been updated. One person was killed in an overnight crash involving a FedEx vehicle on the Long Island Expressway. It happened around 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 in Ronkonkoma. A 2018 Honda sedan, driven by Stephen Neville, age 29, of Lake Ronkonkoma, collided with a 2017 Nissan sedan, driven by Xavier Rodriguez, age 19, of Centereach, on the eastbound Long Island Expressway as the two vehicles were attempting to turn onto Exit 60, Suffolk County Police said.  The Honda came to a stop in the center lane and the Nissan stopped on the exit ramp, according to police. Both …
Ford Issues Recall For Vehicles Due To Explosive Airbags Ford Issues Recall For Vehicles Due To Explosive Airbags
Ford Issues Recall For Vehicles Due To Explosive Airbags Ford has lost track of some potentially dangerous airbags that can explode, hurling deadly shrapnel at drivers, prompting a recall approximately150,000 vehicles. The auto manufacturer announced this week that the company lost track of nearly four dozen airbags that may have been installed in older Ranger pickup trucks and could be a potential hazard for motorists. According to Ford, the airbags were not taken out of the stock of service parts and could have been used in crash or theft repairs. In total, more than 153,000 Rangers manufactured between 2004 and 2011 are covered in the recall…
Man Struck, Killed By Car At Long Island Intersection Man Struck, Killed By Car At Long Island Intersection
Man Struck, Killed By Car At Long Island Intersection A man was killed after being struck by a car at a Long Island intersection overnight. It happened on Friday, Oct. 16 at 11:10 p.m. in Hempstead. While attempting to cross Fulton Avenue between the intersections of California Avenue and Tennessee Avenue, a 72-year-old man was struck by a westbound 2018 Mazda, Nassau County Police said. The Mazda was being operated by a woman, also age 72, who remained at the scene for police arrival.  As a result of the collision, the man suffered multiple trauma injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.  A vehicle safety check was conducte…
Long Island Woman Killed After Mercedes Crashes Into Pole Long Island Woman Killed After Mercedes Crashes Into Pole
Long Island Woman Killed After Mercedes Crashes Into Pole A Long Island woman was killed after crashing into a telephone pole. The incident happened on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 5:10 p.m. in North Hills. The woman, age 53, was operating a 2017 Mercedes Benz southbound on Searingtown Road when she struck the pole near the intersection of Diana’s Trail, Nassau County Police said.  A rear passenger, Nadejda Skokova, 76, of Rego Park, suffered multiple injuries and was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead by a staff physician, according to police.  The driver and the driver’s son, 4, who was also …
One Killed, Another Seriously Injured In Suffolk County Crash One Killed, Another Seriously Injured In Suffolk County Crash
One Killed, Another Seriously Injured In Suffolk County Crash One person was killed and another and seriously injured in a single-vehicle Long Island crash. It happened around 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 in West Babylon. Dennis Markey, 47, of Bay Shore, and Marcus Pitts, 35, of Freeport,  were heading southbound in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer on Wellwood Avenue, passing the entrance of St. Charles/Resurrection Cemeteries, when the driver lost control of the vehicle, Suffolk County Police said.  The Chevrolet crashed through a fence and overturned several times on the cemetery property before coming to a stop near the roadway, according to…
Man Dies From Injuries Suffered In Head-On Long Island Crash Man Dies From Injuries Suffered In Head-On Long Island Crash
Man Dies From Injuries Suffered In Head-On Long Island Crash A man has died after being seriously injured in a head-on crash near a Long Island intersection. Nassau County Police announced on Sunday morning, July 26 that the man, one of the two drivers involved in the collision in which three others were also hospitalized, has succumbed to his injuries. The crash appened on Friday, July 17 at 7:45 p.m. in Woodbury. While traveling northeast on Woodbury Road near Piquets Lane, the victim, a 77-year-old man now identified as Shahriar Manssuri, driving a 2019 Lexus, was involved in the collision with a 2017 Toyota traveling southwest, Nassau Count…
Suffolk Woman Killed When Hummer Crashes Into Pillar Suffolk Woman Killed When Hummer Crashes Into Pillar
Suffolk Woman Killed When Hummer Crashes Into Pillar A Long Island woman was killed after her Hummer left the roadway and struck a mailbox pillar, police said. Carmela Baselice, 66, of Melville, was killed around 10:10 a.m., Thursday, April 2, during a crash on Old Country Road in Melville, said Suffolk County Police. Baselice was driving a 2006 Hummer eastbound on Old Country Road when her vehicle left the road and struck a brick mailbox pillar, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.  Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631…
Toyota Issues Recall For 1.2 Million Vehicles Toyota Issues Recall For 1.2 Million Vehicles
Toyota Issues Recall For 1.2 Million Vehicles More than a million Toyota vehicles are being recalled due to fuel pumps that could potentially fail and cause engines to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Toyota announced that it is recalling nearly 1.2 million vehicles due to the faulty fuel pumps, impacting dozens of models. The latest recall comes after the Japanese automaker recalled approximately 700,000 vehicles earlier this year. The recall covers certain Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks that were produced between 2013 and 2019: 2013-2015 Lexus LS 460;  2013-2014 Lexus GS 350 ; 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser and Lexus IS-F;&nbs…
Man Seriously Injured In Crash That Caused Hours-Long LIE Closure Man Seriously Injured In Crash That Caused Hours-Long LIE Closure
Man Seriously Injured In Crash That Caused Hours-Long LIE Closure Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Seriously Injured In Crash That Caused LIE Closure A Medford man was seriously injured during a single-vehicle crash that closed westbound lanes on the Long Island Expressway for several hours in Hauppauge. According to the Suffolk County Police, the man was driving a 1996 Toyota 4Runner on the westbound Long Island Expressway, near exit 56, around 10:20 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, when he swerved to avoid striking a vehicle that had slowed for construction. The vehicle overturned, ejecting the driver, whose name is being withheld pending…
Man Killed After Van Crashes Into Pole At Busy Suffolk County Intersection Man Killed After Van Crashes Into Pole At Busy Suffolk County Intersection
Man Killed After Van Crashes Into Pole At Busy Suffolk County Intersection An investigation is underway after a man was killed when the van he was driving went off the road and struck a pole at a busy intersection on Long Island. It happened just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28  in Deer Park. Michael Scavone, 70, was driving a 2003 Ford Econoline southbound on Commack Road when it veered off the road and struck the pole at the intersection of Long Island Avenue at 9:36 a.m. Scavone, of Dix Hills, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead.  Detectives believe he may have suffered a medical…
Man Killed In Crash That Caused Hours-Long LIE Closure In Suffolk Man Killed In Crash That Caused Hours-Long LIE Closure In Suffolk
Man Killed In Crash That Caused Hours-Long LIE Closure In Suffolk Details have been released on a fatal crash that caused the hours-long closure of a stretch of the Long Island Expressway. It happened around 2:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 in Holtsville. The driver was operating a 2018 Chevy westbound on the Long Island Expressway near exit 63, when he lost control and struck the median divider. The victim was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue where he died from his injuries.  His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. The westbound LIE lanes were closed…
Nissan Recalls 346,000 Vehicles Nissan Recalls 346,000 Vehicles
Nissan Recalls 346,000 Vehicles Nissan announced that it is recalling nearly 346,000 vehicles worldwide due to potentially Takata airbag inflators that forced millions of cars to be recalled. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Takata used ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion and inflate airbags in a collision. But the chemical can deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures and humidity and blow apart a metal canister, spewing out shrapnel. The issue has forced the recall of tens of millions of vehicles from various manufacturers across the globe. The latest recall fro…