This monster car wash can clean up to 35 garbage trucks in an hour

Transcript: A massive truck cleaned in just 2 minutes. Ever wonder how really big trucks get cleaned after a dirty day at the office? Interclean Equipment, LLC specializes in large vehicle cleaning. They build large washing systems for vehicles ranging from pickups to 440-ton mining haulers. The spinning high-pressured water system is completely touchless, and Interclean claims that its system can wash 35 garbage trucks an hour. The system also recycles water to eliminate waste. It can even remove paint oxidation and corrosion from vehicles.

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See the wild censored license plates the California DMV rejected

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Freedom of speech has its limits, including what a person can put on a custom vanity plate. The Department of Motor Vehicles in each state reviews thousands of applications and can deny any combination of letters and numbers if they find it offensive. Los Angeles Magazine recently launched an entire article dedicated to the ridiculous license plates that didn’t make the cut. Some seem innocent while others are blatant in their messaging.

According to the report, the California DMV can see around 20,000 applications per month, and in 2018, there was a grand total of almost 250,000. Each application asks for the plate the person desires, as well as a brief explanation of what it means and why they want it. These forms then go to a panel of four “judges,” who decide yes or no, like an emperor deciding a gladiator’s fate.

Per policy, the DMV will not allow “any personalized license plate configuration that [carries] connotations offensive to good taste and decency.” Phrasing it this broadly allows it to catch a variety of offenses, including things that are sexist, racist, or otherwise derogatory.

The rejected plates aren’t always intentionally in poor taste. The DMV considers nicknames, slang, and other euphemisms that could potentially indicate something other than what was intended. A couple examples include BEMYBAE, ITSLIT, and FSHBALL. “Bae” means poop in Danish, “lit” can mean intoxicated, “slit” can be a used crudely, and anything with “fish” and “ball” could be misconstrued as sexual.

Check out the hilarious full list at Los Angeles Magazine.

Writer Note: The image shows a real Los Angeles license plate, not one that is banned.

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2019 Toyota Camry Review and Buying Guide | A well-rounded must-drive

The 2019 Toyota Camry is a striking-looking family sedan in a narrowing, but still extremely competitive segment. The car is an excellent all-around vehicle that is near the top of the segment with a comfortable ride, spacious cabin and excellent engines, including one of the only V6 engines available in the class and a hybrid model that boasts superior fuel economy without any significant drawbacks. It’s also more responsive to drive than past Camry generations, meaning those seeking a more dynamic driving experience should no longer write it off.

What’s new for 2019?

Since the Camry was completely redesigned for 2018, the 2019 model is largely unchanged. A new color, Supersonic Red, has been added, while Blue Crush Metallic is no longer offered. Apple CarPlay is also now standard on all models. The XSE and XLE four-cylinder models now get the larger eight-inch touchscreen and a three-month trial of Sirius XM satellite radio. On the XSE and XLE V6 models, the Driver Assist Package adds a clearance sensor and rear automatic emergency braking.

What’s the interior and in-car technology like?

The Camry’s interior is one of the more striking and stylish in the segment with swoops and curves all around. With XSE’s red leather, the interior is particularly bold and sporty. Despite the wild looks, the controls are all fairly straightforward with plenty of physical buttons and knobs for key infotainment and climate functions.

Unfortunately, the infotainment system is a mixed bag. It’s responsive enough, but the menus are clunky and not particularly attractive. Apple CarPlay is now standard on 2019 Camrys, which simplifies things for Apple users, but Android Auto is not available at all.

How big is it?

Most midsize sedans are about the same size on the outside, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to the interior. Front seat room is smaller than some of its competitors such as the Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata (headroom is particular may be tight), but it makes up for that with rear seat space. With 38 inches of legroom, the Toyota Camry offers more space for rear passengers to stretch than most sedans. The Camry’s 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space is fairly mid-pack. It’s also worth noting that the Camry Hybrid has the same trunk space as the regular version, which was not the case in prior models. This is the result of the battery pack moving beneath the back seat.

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What’s the performance and fuel economy?

The 2019 Toyota Camry is available with two conventional gas-powered engines, and one hybrid powertrain. The standard engine is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-4 that makes 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque in L, LE, SE and XLE trims. Choosing the sportier XSE trim boosts power and torque to 206 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels. The L trim gets the best fuel economy with 29 mpg in the city, 41 on the highway and 34 combined. The LE, SE, XLE and XSE models are slightly less frugal returning 28 mpg in the city, 39 on the highway and 32 in combined driving.

For those who want power, there’s the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 available on XLE and XSE trims. It produces 301 hp, more than any turbocharged 4-cylinder competitor, and 267 lb-ft of torque. This engine also features an eight-speed automatic and front-wheel drive. Fuel economy is nearly identical between the XLE and XSE models, with both delivering 22 mpg in the city and 26 combined. The XLE is slightly more efficient on the highway with 33 mpg, while the XSE gets 32 mpg.

The Toyota Corolla Hybrid is the choice for serious fuel savers. It uses both a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-4 and an electric motor to deliver a total of 208 horsepower. Power goes through a continuously variable transmission to the front wheels. It’s available in LE, SE and XLE trim levels, but the most effiecient version is the LE, which returns 51 mpg in the city, 53 on the highway and 52 in combined driving. The SE and XLE fuel economy drops to 44 mpg in the city, 47 on the highway and 46 combined.

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What’s it like to drive?

The Camry offers precise and consistently weighted steering, tidy body control, and a lower, driver-focused seating position than past models that puts the controls where they feel most natural. And you don’t even need to buy the supposedly sportier SE trim level to get that. Indeed, the gap between the SE and the former puffball LE trim level (ditto the ritzier XSE and XLE) has shrunk to the point where it’s fairly difficult to tell the difference in normal driving. That’s a good thing, as today’s Camry is fairly consistent with other, traditionally more responsive mid-size sedans like the Honda Accord.

Still, every Camry excels at refinement. The ride is smooth and well-controlled, even if it’s not as overtly soft as past generations. The cabin is very quiet, too, making it a fairly serene car to drive. The eight-speed automatic smoothly changes gears.

We particularly like the V6 engine that delivers responsive, smooth power and an aggressive growl when you floor it. The four-cylinder and hybrid engines aren’t exceptional in character or acceleration, but are more than adequate for the daily commute and highway use. The hybrid’s fuel economy is impressive, beating every other midsize hybrid sedan, and since there’s little power, refinement or cargo penalty, we’d highly recommend considering it.

What more can I read about the Toyota Camry?

Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord vs Mazda 6: A Midsize Sedan Comparison

Comparing the top trim levels and most powerful versions of three all-new or substantially redesigned family sedans.

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2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 Drivers’ Notes Review | More than a tool

Several editors share their opinions on the sportiest version of the Toyota Camry, the XSE V6

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Desirable at last | 2018 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid First Drive

An in-depth test of all versions of the Toyota Camry including the naturally-aspirated four-cyinder and hybrid variants.

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What features are available what’s the price?

Pricing for the 2019 Toyota Camry starts are $24,875, including destination. The base L trim level comes reasonably well-equipped, especially in terms of its safety features (see below), plus automatic LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker sound system.

Pricing for all other trim levels can be found below, but you can check out the complete breakdown of Camry features, pricing and specs here on Autoblog.

  • 2.5L I4
    • L: $24,875
    • LE: $25,380
    • SE: $26,580
    • XLE: $29,955
    • XSE: $30,505
  • 3.5L V6
    • XLE: $35,080
    • XSE: $35,630
  • Hybrid (see its breakdown of features, pricing and specs)
    • SE: $30,880
    • XLE: $33,755

What are its safety features and crash test ratings?

The Camry comes standard with 10 airbags, which is more than most, and a comprehensive array of accident avoidance tech that includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist. Blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems are optional.

The 2019 Toyota Camry has stellar crash test results. NHTSA gives it five stars in every crash test rating, and IIHS gave it its highest “Good” rating in every crash test, as well as top marks for forward collision avoidance. As bonuses, it had highly rated optional headlights and LATCH child seat anchors. This all led IIHS to give the Camry its highest safety award of Top Safety Pick +.

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Aston Martin Valen Trademarked; Something Exciting Coming?

First, Valhalla. Then this.

Aston Martin seems to be working through the names of its vehicle lineup. It was this month when the brand’s chief honcho Andy Palmer hinted that the AM-RB 003 concept from this year’s Geneva Motor Show would be named Valhalla. That’s well and good since the name fits the current moniker scheme of the British marque.

Varekai, on the other hand, is the name that Aston Martin chose for its rakish SUV, which is quite fitting since the word apparently means wherever. Guess the upcoming British SUV plans to bring the owners wherever they wanted to. Brilliant.

However, it seems like there’s a new name on the horizon that Aston Martin wants to consider. Caught by AutoGuide, the British sports car maker has filed a trademark over the name Valen. This is according to a recent document that the United Kingdom’s intellectual property office published. It was in October of 2018 when Aston Martin filed reserved for the name with the Lebanese trademark office.

Of note, automakers have been keen on not using names they have filed trademarks for, and that’s fine. Most of them file trademarks for safe measure, just in case.

Now, it’s easy to conclude that Valen would be the production name of the AM-RB 003 if not for the previous reports about the Valhalla. But that report was pretty conclusive, so we’re leaning towards believing that Aston Martin would stick to that name for now.

With that said, will another Aston Martin supercar or hypercar be revealed sometime in the near future? Only time will tell but judging by the name Valen itself, which means strong in Latin, it could be a hypercar that’s strong enough to beat the current showstoppers in its class. Something exciting? Definitely.

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Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition will be the Maximus of Gladiators

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The Jeep Gladiator is quite possibly the most hotly anticipated new vehicle of the year. Production has begun, orders are flooding in, and vehicles are just about to start hitting dealerships. Perfect timing, then, to announce a small run of Gladiator Launch Edition models.

Jeep says production of the Gladiator Launch Edition will be limited to 4,190 units — Jeep loves Easter eggs, and this one is a tribute to the 419 area code in Toledo, Ohio, where all Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators are assembled. Orders will be taken first come, first served, starting at 12:01 am April 4. That’s 4/4, or national 4×4 day, according to Jeep. Clever, right? Every Gladiator Launch Edition will cost $60,815, and the buyer can choose from red, white, silver, black, or granite.

The Gladiator Launch Edition features unique forged aluminum badging, 17-inch gloss black aluminum wheels fitted with 33-inch Falken Wildpeak All-Terrain tires, and a body-color hardtop and fender flares. Anything that’s optional on the Gladiator Rubicon will come standard on the Launch Edition, including the new forward-facing TrailCam camera and the max trailer tow package that enables a 7,000-pound tow rating.

Customers who pre-order a Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition will work through a dedicated concierge site and can choose the dealership of their choice. Then, if they so desire (which they will), they can enter to win a so-called “Find your Freedom” contest. Jeep will choose one winner, give them a check for $100,000 — a year’s wage, they say — and tell them to have a year’s worth of fun with their brand-new pickup truck.

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2020 Jeep Gladiator First Drive Review | Yes, we are entertained

There are few things more American than Jeeps and pickup trucks. Combining the two with the brand-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, is like washing down a slice of apple pie with a cold can of Bud Light while watching fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Jeep has lots of history with pickup trucks, having first introduced the Willys-Overland Pickup way back in 1947. The Forward Control followed in 1957, but it wasn’t until the 1963 J-Series Gladiator that the brand truly had a proper pickup to compete with the likes of Ford and General Motors. Jeep’s last truck, the Comanche, sold more than 190,000 units over its eight-year lifespan, but the image that the majority of Jeep’s most ardent fans conjure up when they think of a seven-slotted pickup truck isn’t the newer unibody Comanche, it’s the older body-on-frame Scrambler. Such is the power of the iconic grille and round headlights.

So it’s no surprise that it’s the CJ-8 that Jeep seeks to mimic with its new Gladiator, following a similar recipe of lengthening the frame of its best-selling Wrangler by 31 inches and grafting on a bed. Jeep drew on the experience of corporate cousin Ram, borrowing the 1500’s rear suspension design for use in the Gladiator. Fortunately, the end result doesn’t feel like a parts-bin special assembled solely to fill a marketplace need. This is an honest-to-goodness pickup truck competitor entering a super-hot midsize market.

And it’s doing so with a seriously unique sense of style. Of course it’s got the Wrangler’s grille, modified with larger openings to let in more air to fulfill the cooling needs of a pickup truck. The rest of the bodywork back through the front doors is cribbed straight from the Wrangler. Only one configuration is available, a four-door model with a five-foot truck bed.

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While all of its competitors, including the Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger, offer similar four-door utility – and importantly also offer an extra foot via their long-bed options — nobody but Jeep offers a pickup truck with a removable roof, let alone a fold-down windshield or doors that can be left behind in the garage. An optional portable Bluetooth speaker sits in a charging cradle behind the rear seatback, and flipping up the rear seat bottom reveals a bin that is optionally available with a locking cover. Jeep mentioned the possibility of filling these up with ice to keep drinks cool on a hot day.

There’s ample space inside the Gladiator for four adults to sit comfortably. At 38.3 inches, there are a couple more inches of rear seat legroom in the Jeep than in any of its competitors. We had no trouble putting one six-footer in the rear seat behind another similarly tall person in a comfortable driving position. Front and rear headroom are also class-leading.

A 5.0-inch touchscreen comes standard with the Gladiator Sport, with larger 7.0- and 8.4-inch options available. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available on the up-level Uconnect systems. A rear backup camera is standard, and a front-view camera with an integrated cleaning nozzle that provides a close-up view of the terrain ahead is optional for those who plan on doing serious off-roading.

At launch, all 2020 Jeep Gladiator models will be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that spins out 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It’s not a powerhouse by any means, and the Gladiator’s base curb weight of 4,650 pounds — 680 pounds heavier than a two-door Wrangler that uses the same powertrain — contributes to the truck’s sluggish acceleration. All four doors, the hood, fenders, windshield frame and tailgate are aluminum, while the rest of the cab and bed are stamped from steel.

A Rubicon equipped with an automatic transmission bumps the weight up to 5,072 pounds. Not coincidentally, the Gladiator’s maximum 1,600-pound payload and 7,650-pound tow rating is achieved with the base (and lightest) Sport trim level while the Rubicon maxes out at 7,000 pounds. By way of comparison, a four-door Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro weighs in at 4,445 pounds and can tow 6,400 pounds.

In regular driving on surface streets and highways, the Gladiator’s V6 engine feels sufficient. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard across the board. There isn’t a whole lot of joy in the art of shifting the Gladiator’s manual gearbox, but somehow a clutch pedal in a Wrangler-based vehicle just feels right.

In reality, nearly everyone is going to opt for the eight-speed automatic, which adds $2,000 to the price of any Gladiator. It’s a good transmission that doesn’t unnecessarily hunt for gears and mostly disappears into the background, pairing well with the Gladiator’s standard V6. A 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine is promised soon, but isn’t expected to show up in dealerships until the 2020 calendar year. That engine will probably score significantly better fuel mileage than the gas V6 automatic’s EPA ratings of 17 city, 22 highway and 19 combined (the manual gets 16/23/19 ratings).

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The Gladiator drives a lot like the Wrangler Unlimited. No surprise there. The ride is a bit less busy due to the truck’s much longer wheelbase and additional weight, and it would likely further improve with some weight in the bed. Base Sport models get 17-inch wheels shod in 245/75 tires, and so equipped, the Gladiator’s power steering feels very light and overboosted, requiring a lot of small corrections to keep the truck pointed straight ahead at highway speeds. In Rubicon trim, the Gladiator gets 33-inch all-terrain tires with soft sidewalls, with blockier mud-terrain tires optional. It sounds strange, but those heavier tires dampen some of the lightness from the steering, and that offers a driving experience that we prefer over the base model.

Jeep representatives told us that a large percentage of Sport buyers will accessorize their Gladiators with new wheels and tires directly after taking delivery, so tuning the steering for off-road-spec tires makes sense. And those who venture into the mud and rocks will find that the Gladiator, particularly in Rubicon trim, is extremely capable.

An approach angle of 43.4 degrees, a departure angle of 26 degrees, and 11.1 inches of ground clearance are all class-leading figures. The Gladiator is also capable of fording water to a depth of 30 inches. If there’s a limitation, it’s the Gladiator Rubicon’s 20.3-degree breakover angle, a result of the long wheelbase and super short front overhang that’s made possible by the front wheels being pushed as far forward as possible. A Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has a breakover angle of 26 degrees, and the Chevy Colorado ZR2’s breakover is also better at 23.5 degrees. Hardcore off-roaders will definitely be thankful for the Rubicon’s heavy-duty steel rock rails, which protect the lower bodywork from dents, dings, and scratches when scrambling over large obstacles.

Four-wheel drive comes standard, with Sport and Overland models getting an on-demand system called Command Trac. Gladiator Rubicon models get an upgraded Rock-Trac system that includes electronic locking differentials and sway bar disconnect. Heavy duty Dana 44 solid axles front and rear are standard across the board. With a manual transmission, the Rubicon boasts a super low 84.2:1 crawl ratio (77.2:1 with the automatic), meaning the driver can precisely modulate forward momentum using the gas pedal, easily inching across uneven terrain at a walking pace.

We towed a 5,500-pound Airstream trailer for several miles using a Gladiator Sport equipped with an automatic transmission and all the requisite towing gear, including a Mopar-branded trailer brake controller. Buyers who plan on regularly hauling anything that heavy will likely want to opt for a fullsize pickup, but we can confirm that the Gladiator will handle the load just as well as any of its midsize competitors. The engine feels a little stressed as it pushes the Gladiator and trailer up to highway speed, but its transmission holds gears well with no intervention from the driver, and appropriately adapts to uphill and downhill grades.

Pricing for the base Gladiator Sport starts at $35,040 including a hefty $1,495 destination charge. A bump up the ladder to Sport S trim brings power windows and door locks, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a 115-volt power outlet in the truck bed for $38,250. The luxurious Overland trim level gets unique 18-inch wheels, side steps, body-color fender flares, an 8.4-inch Uconnect screen, and access to a host of options including a leather interior and adaptive cruise control for $41,890. At the top of the lineup sits the Rubicon for $45,040.

Jeep says a fully loaded Gladiator Rubicon with everything the factory can throw at it will cost right around $60,000. That’s a lot of money for a midsize pickup truck, even one with the unique capabilities of the Gladiator. On top of that, a full catalog of more than 200 Mopar-branded accessories are filling dealerships even before the trucks themselves.

Despite its undeniably high price, we expect the Gladiator to positively fly off dealer lots and for the Toledo-built truck to shoot straight to the top of the Moparization charts. This is America, after all, land of the free, home of the brave, and mass consumer of pickup trucks of every shape, size, and color. Which leaves us asking one important question: Do you prefer Firecracker Red, Bright White, or Hydro Blue Pearl Coat?

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Bronco, Tundra, Accord and the Green New Deal | Autoblog Podcast 574

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In this week’s Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Senior Editor, Green, John Beltz Snyder. They’ve been driving the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro and the Honda Accord, and they share their thoughts on them. Then they discuss the latest Ford Bronco news, and urge listeners to enter their Blipshift T-shirt design contest. Then they help a listener replace a BMW something with a V8.

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This wheelchair has 6 wheels and can travel off-road

Transcript: Six-wheel drive wheelchair can take you anywhere. Two and four-wheel drive wheelchairs are old news. Hexhog is an all-terrain six-wheel drive battery-powered off-roading machine. Hexhog went through five years of testing and development on harsh terrain. It is powered by a fast-charging lithium-ion battery that charges in two hours. Hexhog has a top speed of 8.5 MPH but that can be increased with customization. The joystick is used to lower and raise the seat and operate the throttle. Hexhog’s seat provides an easy way to transfer from a wheelchair. Hexhog has an adjustable chassis for stability. The Hexhog’s body is sealed from water, mud, snow and sand.

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Takata airbag inflators claim another life

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Another driver has been killed by an exploding Takata airbag inflator, bringing the worldwide death toll to at least 24.

The latest death occurred three days after a crash on June 8, 2018, in the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye, Arizona, according to a statement released Friday by Honda, which made the car involved in the crash.

The driver, who was not identified, was hit by shrapnel from the airbag when a 2002 Honda Civic crashed at an intersection at 8:33 p.m., a Honda spokesman said. The death occurred at a hospital on June 11, according to the company.

More than 200 people also have been hurt by the inflators, which have caused the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history involving with as many as 70 million inflators to be recalled by the end of next year. About 100 million inflators are to be recalled worldwide by 19 auto and truck makers.

Takata used ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate the bags. But it can deteriorate due to high temperatures and humidity and explode too forcefully, spewing metal shrapnel. The deaths and recalls forced Takata into bankruptcy with its assets purchased by a company owned by a Chinese investment firm.

The owner of the Honda in the crash purchased the Civic used less than three months before the death. But there is no federal requirement that used car sellers have the cars repaired or inform buyers of any unrepaired recall problems. Honda said it did not know the car had been sold recently. There also is no requirement that an automaker be notified when a vehicle changes hands, Honda said in a statement.

The Civic in the crash has been under recall since December 2014 due to a faulty driver’s front airbag inflator. Honda said it mailed 12 recall notices over three years to the previous owners. The company also said it made more than 20 phone calls in an effort to reach the owners, but Honda records show the repairs were never done.

As for why a crash in June is coming to light now, the death wasn’t reported to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration until March 11 of this year. The safety agency notified Honda on March 14, and it inspected the car with Honda on Friday and determined that the inflator was blown apart in the crash. “The rupture was confirmed at this inspection, and we announced the findings the same day,” Honda spokesman Chris Martin said.

These deaths have occurred since May 2009:

— May 27, 2009: Ashley Parham, 18, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, 2001 Honda Accord

— Dec. 24, 2009: Gurjit Rathore, 33, of Richmond, Virginia, 2001 Honda Accord

— Sept. 13, 2013: Hai Ming Xu, of Alhambra, California, 2002 Acura TL

— July 27, 2014: Law Suk Leh of Sibu, Malaysia, 2003 Honda City

— Sept. 7, 2014: Jewel Brangman, 26, of California, 2001 Honda Civic

— Sept. 29, 2014: Hien Thi Tran, 51, of Orlando, Florida, 2001 Honda Accord

— Jan. 18, 2015: Carlos Solis, 35, of Spring, Texas, 2002 Honda Accord

— April 15, 2015: Kylan Langlinais, 23, of Lafayette, Louisiana, 2005 Honda Accord

— July 22, 2015: Unidentified 13-year-old boy, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, 2001 Honda Accord

— Dec. 22, 2015: Joel Knight, 52, of Kershaw, South Carolina, 2006 Ford Ranger

— March 31, 2016: Huma Hanif, 17, of Fort Bend County, Texas, 2002 Honda Civic

— April 16, 2016: Unidentified person, Sabah State, Malaysia, 2006 Honda City. Inflator ruptured, no death cause determined.

— May 1, 2016: Unidentified person, Malaysia, 2003 Honda City. Inflator ruptured, no death cause determined.

— June, 2016: Unidentified person in Malaysia. Inflator ruptured, no death cause determined.

—June 19, 2016: Ramon Kuffo, 81, Hialeah, Florida. Inflator ruptured while he was repairing interior of car.

— Sept. 24, 2016: Unidentified driver, Johor State, Malaysia, 2009 Honda City. Inflator ruptured, no death cause determined.

— Sept. 30, 2016: Delia Robles, 50, of Corona, California, 2001 Honda Civic.

— July 1, 2017: Steve Mollohan, 56, of West Virginia, 2006 Ford Ranger.

— July 10, 2017: George R. Sharp, 61, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2004 Honda Civic.

— July 13, 2017: Unidentified 58-year-old man in suburban Sydney, 2007 Honda CR-V.

— July 19, 2017: Nichol Lynn Barker, 34, of Holiday, Florida, 2002 Honda Accord.

— Jan. 1, 2018: Unidentified driver in central Selangor state, Malaysia, 2004 Honda City.

—May 27, 2018: Unidentified driver in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2004 Honda City.

— June 11, 2018: Unidentified driver in Buckeye, Arizona, 2002 Honda Civic.

Sources: Associated Press archives, Center for Auto Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda Motor Co., legal documents and police reports

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This emergency escape tool is an essential accessory for your car

Transcript: Every vehicle needs Lifehammer’s emergency escape and rescue tool. It’s designed to help you escape a vehicle after an accident. Its double-sided steel hammer heads can easily break non-laminated car windows. The safety-concealed razor-sharp knife can easily cut through seat belts. A fluorescent pin glows in the dark for easy retrieval and it comes with a mounting bracket for easy access during an emergency. The current price is $14.95 on Amazon.
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