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NHTSA taps social media for intel on auto defects

GasBuddy Blog -- You might post photos or updates on family gatherings on Facebook. You might tweet about the newest restaurant you just 'discovered'... but if you say something's going wrong with the car you just bought, it might be YOU who triggers the next vehicle recall.

Automotive News reports that in addition to direct consumer complaints and information sent directly from auto and equipment makers, NHTSA investigators routinely search auto Web sites, fan sites, bulletin boards, trade publications and popular magazines for information that might lead to an investigation.

They also search social media sites for specific issues if they believe available data are inadequate for assessing a problem.

Online forums also offer...


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Submitted Jan 26, 2013 By: PD
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poppa09
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well okay,
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Scary!!
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still not getting many troubles fixed before they become trouble for the majority of a particular vehicle type.
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Why!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 9:13:17 AM

Old news; that said I like that investigators are making use of many methods of finding defects to help protect us...
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 9:03:49 AM

Okay....
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Whatever works...
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Old "news".
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Last weeks news.
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Age of an article is like a bad wine. Replace it now.
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old post
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 8:03:12 AM

Yeah I guess when #mycarisonfire is trending on twitter, might be good to track that.
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NHTSA taps social media for intel on auto defects? It's not just the car companies but many other companies, agencies, organizations and governments. Some companies want your Facebook password to see what your are talking about and what you are posting on it.
If you do not want other people to know, Do Not put it out there and Do Not post it!
Almost anything on the web can be accessed - including this site and comments.
Vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
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Old news
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Yesterdays news.
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old post
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Fine, Hey Toyota if you are reading this can you tell me where i can find an OEM floor pan for my 1995 Tercel? She might be a weeeee bit rusting through and no one makes one....

I made one out of an old "yield" road sign rat rod style. :)
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It is time for a new story.
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 7:58:13 AM


3rd day this has been posted. Useless story also.
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Need new news
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All tapped out on this one, running out of comments.....
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old news
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OK, enough of this non-related story.
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ok
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System overload pending.
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Yesterdays news.
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Maybe they ought to just improve and publicize the reporting channels already available.
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ok
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OK, i admit it. I'm becoming paranoid in this day and age.
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Old news.
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 7:50:39 AM

So they are reading everything you post. Even these posts are being monitored, cataloged and no doubt kept for future reference. Mind what you say.
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Big Brother is watching you .
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old news
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I figure since my car is an 1994, if it was ever going to be recalled it probably would have by now.
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Very old news.
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somebody is always watching you
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 7:47:47 AM

This story gets more interesting every time I read it.
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old news
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This is very old news.
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go for it, too bad it doesn't work in complaining about the lack of effective action by Congress
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A great idea.
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good idea
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 7:43:26 AM

my Oldsmobile has a slow coolant leak (I hope they find this and issue a recall)
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ok
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Thanks again.
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Old news.
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Wake me up when this article is gone!
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Repeat!
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okay
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Old, very old.
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