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Blog Posts in March, 2014

  • More GM Recalls A Congressional Probe Over Auto Defects

    Since our auto products liability law firm’s last blog post on the vehicular defects plaguing General Motor, the manufacturer has announced even more recalls. The latest rounds include 490,000 pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles over a possible oil leak, including the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (2014 model), GMC Sierra 1500 (2014 model), Chevrolet Suburban (2015 model), the Chevy Tahoe (2015 ...
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  • Car Defect News: Nissan Recalls 990,000 Cars Over Passenger Side Air Bag Defect GM is Sued in Two Ignition Switch Defect Lawsuits

    Nissan is recalling approximately 990,000 trucks and vehicles because the air bag in the front passenger side might fail to deploy. The vehicles affected include about 544,000 Altimas, 83,000 Sentra compacts, 124,000 Pathfinder SUVs, 29,000 Leaf electric cars, and 6,700 NV200 from their 2013 model lines. 64,000 Infiniti JX35 (2013 model) and QX60 (2o14 model) and 40,000 Q50 sedans (2014 model) are ...
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  • Fatal Michigan Drowning Accident of Teen Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit, Criminal Charges

    The family of KeAir Swift is suing the East Detroit Public Schools, the Professional Educational Services Group, three school principals, the Macomb Intermediate School District and substitute teacher Johnathan Sails for the 14-year-old’s Michigan wrongful death. Sails is also charged with involuntary manslaughter in Swift’s fatal drowning. The 24-year-old, who was filling in as a swimming ...
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  • Toyota Pays $1.2B Over Sudden Acceleration and GM Recalls More Autos, This Time Over Air Bags, Brakes

    Two of the largest automakers are making headlines again over safety issues involving their vehicles. Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 million to settle a criminal probe into safety issues related to sudden acceleration problems going back to 2007. The agreement also includes a deferred prosecution deal for the automaker for three years as long as it continues to stay in compliance and cooperates ...
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  • Study Links 303 Deaths to Air Bags in Vehicles Recalled by General Motors Over Faulty Ignition Switches

    General Motors is now coming under even greater scrutiny in the wake of a new study linking 303 fatalities to two of the vehicle lines it recalled over ignition safety problems. Among the 1.4 million autos recalled in the US, a number of them were Saturn Ions and Chevrolet Cobalts. According to the Friedman Research Corporation, which conducted the study, all of these deaths involved air bag ...
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  • NHTSA Gives Graco A Deadline to Explain Car Seat Recall Over Faulty Buckle

    In the wake of Graco’s decision to recall 3.8 million child safety seats last month because of a safety issue involving faulty buckles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now demanding to know why the manufacturer didn’t include 1.8 infant seats that use the same type of buckle. The car seat recall from February involved buckles that can get stuck when kids spill drink or food ...
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