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February 2014 Archives

Toyota issues recall due to software problems

Tennessee drivers may be interested in a recall recently issued by Toyota. The action is in response to the discovery of defective software that may cause Prius vehicles to come to a sudden stop, posing a potential safety hazard to drivers, occupants, and other vehicles on the road. Another problem, which is also included in the recall, concerns certain systems installed in RAV 4, Tacoma and Lexus RX models.

Aston Martin recalling 5,001 vehicles

Owners of some models of Aston Martin vehicles in the Eastern Tennessee area may soon be receiving notice from the company about the recently announced recall. According to the manufacturer, up to 5,001 vehicles may suffer from defects that necessitate review and repair at a dealership. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration emphasizes that issues might contribute to the incidence of car accidents. The problem may result in product liability lawsuits for Aston Martin if any injuries occur.

Tennessee college student struck, killed by dump truck

According to police, a wheelchair-bound university student was killed after he was hit by a dump truck. The fatal accident occurred around 8:55 a.m. on Jan. 24 in the intersection of Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Greenland Drive near Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Paramedics transported the man to a local hospital, where he later died.

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