In business: Chrysler to recall 919000 SUVs to fix air bags

DETROIT — Chrysler is recalling more than 919,000 older-model Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs worldwide because the air bags can inflate while people are driving them. The recall affects Grand Cherokees from the 2002 through 2004 model years and Libertys from model years 2002 and 2003, according to documents posted Friday on the …

 

 

 

 

Feds probe Taurus, Sable for stuck throttles

DETROIT — A U.S. government safety agency has opened an investigation into complaints that the throttles can stick on some older-model Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable sedans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in documents posted on its website Friday that 50 drivers have complained about the problem in cars from the 2000 through [...]

 

 

 

 

Rules for US Bus Investigations Tightened After Fatal Crash

The U.S. Transportation Department is adopting a rule forbidding the kind of reprieve that regulators granted a bus company that was supposed to be closed for safety violations before a fatal crash last year. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed rule change, published today on the Federal Register’s website, would prevent the agency from [...]

 

 

 

 

Wyoming coal mine accused of safety violations

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Federal mining regulators hit a southwestern Wyoming coal mine with more than two dozen safety violations this week, ranging from the lack of an updated mine map to hydrants with low water pressure.Owners of the Jim Bridger Coal Mine east of Rock Springs have vowed to fight at least one of [...]

 

 

 

 

US Should Have Shut Bus Company Before Crash, NTSB Says

U.S. regulators’ failure to shut down discount bus operator Sky Express Inc. after finding extensive safety violations was a contributing cause of a fatal 2011 crash, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled. Sky Express, which was based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and operated from Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood, was closed days after the early morning May [...]

 

 

 

 

Maxfield and Oberton Statement on Recent CPSC Action to Put Company Out of …

 

 

 

 

Feds probe Ford Escapes for sticky throttles

DETROIT — Government safety regulators are investigating complaints that throttles can stick on older-model Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute SUVs and cause them to crash. The probe, announced Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, affects 730,000 SUVs from the 2001 to 2004 model years that are powered by V-6 engines. The safety agency [...]

 

 

 

 

Tornadoes rake rural Saskatchewan

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, July 4 (UPI) — No injuries were reported after at least three tornadoes tore through rural south-central Saskatchewan, the Environment Canada agency said Wednesday. The central, largely agricultural province was recovering from a battering of severe weather last week when heat-triggered storms spawned twisters Tuesday, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix said. While the federal [...]

 

 

 

 

Toyota to recall Lexus SUVs to fix floor mat

DETROIT — Toyota’s problems with runaway acceleration just won’t go away. Three years after the company recalled its first cars to fix the problem, it has identified two more models at risk, the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450H SUVs. Toyota said Friday it will recall 154,000 of the luxury SUVs because their floor [...]