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April 2017 Archives

What to do when a car is on recall

Starting in 2013, millions of Takata air bags were recalled because of safety concerns. Kentucky car owners can check whether their vehicle is on the recall list by putting their VIN number into a tool offered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If the number is found to be on the recall list, the car should be taken to a dealer as soon as possible.

Hidden camera captures nursing home abuse

Placing elderly relatives who are no longer able to care for themselves in a long-term medical facility can be a difficult and emotional process for Kentucky families. Media reports about nursing home abuse and neglect are not uncommon, and one such story involves a Minnesota woman who placed a hidden camera in her 94-year-old father's room after her efforts to get to the bottom of his deteriorating health proved fruitless.

Kia and Hyundai expected to recall up to 1.3 million vehicles

Hyundai and Kia owners in Kentucky and across the country could soon be receiving recall notices. The manufacturers are recalling 171,348 vehicles in South Korea to replace potentially defective engine parts, and they are expected to take similar action in the United States. Reports suggest that the two companies have told American regulators that they plan to recall a yet-to-be-determined number of vehicles. Media outlets in Asia have reported that 1.3 million cars could be involved.

Ford to recall more than 570,000 vehicles

Some Ford owners in Kentucky and around the country will be receiving recall notices in the coming weeks. The Michigan-based vehicle maker is recalling more than 570,000 cars, vans and SUVs in Europe and North America to replace defective door latches and remedy coolant issues that have been linked to a rash of engine fires. In a March 29 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Ford revealed that the recalls would reduce pretax earnings by $295 million.

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