Will Nissan Pay All Costs Related to Airbag Recall?

In June, Nissan recalled 755,500 vehicles globally due to potentially explosive airbags that are manufactured by the Takata Corporation. Nissan’s Vice President, Joji Tagawa, said that his company expects Takata to reimburse it for the cost of replacing the dangerous airbags. The recall concerns certain vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2004. Below are the models…

In Emergencies, Can Pilots Deviate from FAA Rules?

General operating and flight rules are established in part 91 of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) aeronautics and space regulations. Subsection three gives the responsibility and the authority of a pilot to command their aircraft. Additionally, the section says that if there is an in-flight emergency that requires immediate action, “the pilot may deviate from…

How Often Do Small Planes and Helicopters Crash?

According to USA Today, there were 1,199 general-aviation crashes in 2013. General-aviation refers to small privately owned airplanes and helicopters. Unfortunately, for the past 15 years, the general-aviation crash rate is 40 times higher than the commercial airline industry. Of the 1,199 general-aviation accidents: 347 people were killed 571 people were injured 121 aircraft were…

Know What to Do in the Case of Brake Failure

WTSP 10 News reports that a Cadillac Fleetwood, with inoperable brakes, crashed into multiple vehicles on June 21 in Pinellas Park. A 30-year-old female was driving the Fleetwood westbound on Park Boulevard. As she approached the intersection at Belcher Road, she attempted to brake at the red light, but her brakes were not working. The…

When Will it End? GM Recalls Half-Million More Vehicles

Once again, General Motors (GM) announced another massive recall on June 13. According to Reuters, the recall affects 511,528 Chevrolet Camaros. This recall concerns a faulty ignition switch that is similar to the issues plaguing other models. The automotive company says it is aware of minor injuries occurring because of Camaros with this problem. However,…