NHTSA Looking Into Struts Behind Honda, Toyota, Ford Recalls

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has started an investigation into gas struts made by German manufacturer Stabilus, which were identified as the cause of several recalls this year by carmakers Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co., the agency said Friday.

The struts, installed on the rear lift gates of the carmakers’ vehicles, may fail, causing unexpected closure of the rear liftgate, according to the NHTSA, and such unexpected closure increases the risk of personal injury. Stabilus was identified by the...
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