Airbag Safety and Popular Car Colors: News for week of Oct 7-13
Most Popular Car Colors
White and silver are the most popular car colors of the past years, reports Boston.com and the Associated Press. While some of that might be edged up because of fleet truck and van purchases, there’s no denying that Americans want classic car colors that stand the test of time. However, more and more car makers are indulging their creative side with bright oranges and yellows. It’s a color lover’s paradise out there. Thankfully, it’s easy to sort out the boring and the outrageous alike with CarSoup color search.
Counterfeit Airbag Alert
This is a very important alert for car owners in the US who have had airbags replaced in the last three years. A small percentage of airbags used for repairs in those years were counterfeit. While there are no reported deaths due to this issue, it’s a potentially fatal problem. You can read more about this news on the NHTSA website.
If you’re shopping for or currently driving a used car, getting a CARFAX Vehicle History Report can be a good way to determine if the car had its airbags replaced. You can find these reports for free for many used cars sold on CarSoup.com and you can always purchase a report yourself.
Toyota Power Window Recall
A faulty power window spurred Toyota to recall 2.5 million vehicles, citing it as a potential fire hazard. If you’re a Toyota driver, take some time today to find out if your vehicle is affected. Toyota will contact these car owners soon to outline their recall procedures.
Models being recalled include the following:
2007 to 2008 Yaris, the 2007 to 2009 RAV4, the 2007 to 2009 Tundra, the 2007 to 2009 Camry, the 2007 to 2009 Camry Hybrid, the 2008 to 2009 Scion xD, the 2008 to 2009 Scion xA, the 2008 to 2009 Sequoia, the 2008 Highlander, the 2008 Highlander Hybrid, the 2009 Corolla and the 2009 Matrix.
Photo above via flickr.com by Axion23.