NHTSA Investigates Jeep, Honda
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are investigating reports that the air bags on some Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicles are suddenly going off without a crash happening.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that in four of seven confirmed cases, the front driver-side air bag went off, while in three both the driver- and passenger-side air bags deployed.
The investigation involves an estimated 387,356 vehicles made during the 2002 and 2003 model years. Five of the seven reports involved injuries.
Some owners said they saw the air bag light come on, or intermittently come on, before the air bags went off.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are investigating reports that the power liftgates on some 2009 Honda Odyssey minivans can suddenly close.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that it appears the gas-filled liftgate struts failed and were unable to support the liftgate when it was in the open position.
A liftgate is the hatchback door that allows access to the rear of a minivan.
NHTSA says two of the seven complaints involved injuries caused by people being struck by a closing liftgate.
Safety officials say there have been no similar complaints involving Odyssey minivans made during the 2008 or 2010 model years and equipped with power liftgates.