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NHTSA Studies Chrysler, Mercedes

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

NHTSA Studying Chrysler Minivans
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is studying reports of airbag problems in Chrysler-made minivans. NHTSA reports the 2005 model-year vans could have front airbag sensors that fail, due to corrosion. NHTSA has logged five complaints from owners who say their airbag sensors failed. More than 400,000 minivans are under study. If sufficient evidence is found, the agency may order a full recall.

NHTSA Investigating Mecedes S-Class Gauges
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an official investigation of Mercedes-Benz S-Class for potential defects in the dash gauges. S-Class sedans from the 2000 and 2001 model years are the subject of complaints because their speedometers and fuel gauges have failed to illuminate. Seven complaints have been logged and 72,000 S-Classes are being investigated for the problem. It could result in a recall if NHTSA determines the problem to be a defect in the vehicle’s design.

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