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Auto News: Chrysler Pacifica, Uber & Lyft Safety Recalls

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Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Recalled for Stalling and Steering Issues

The automaker says nearly 200,000 vans are affected

If a vehicle stalls while in motion or if the steering effort required to turn the vehicle suddenly changes, it could lead to a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. read more »

One in 6 Uber and Lyft Cars Have Open Safety Recalls, Consumer Reports' Study Suggests

CR's review of 94,000 vehicle records in New York City and Seattle area shows companies do little to address open recall

Among the tens of thousands of Uber and Lyft vehicles registered to operate in New York City, there’s a 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS with eight unaddressed safety recalls that range from a potential seat-belt detachment to even more alarming examples, such as possible engine failure.

Millions of riders rely on ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft for daily transportation. But according to a Consumer Reports review of data from New York City and the Seattle area, a notable number of ride-hail vehicles registered for Uber and Lyft service, about 1 in 6, carry unaddressed safety defects.

"Uber and Lyft are letting down their customers and jeopardizing their trust," says William Wallace, a CR safety policy advocate. "Uber's website says people can 'ride with confidence,' while Lyft promises 'peace of mind,' yet both companies fail to ensure that rideshare cars are free from safety defects that could put passengers at risk." read more »