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  • Toyota Recalls More Than 800K Minivans Due to Defective Doors

    In a recent announcement , Toyota has announced that it will recall more than half a million minivans due to an issue with the vehicles’ sliding doors. The issue, found in Toyota Sienna models manufactured from 2011 to 2016, involves a circuit issue which can cause the doors to not properly latch when closed and suddenly open while in motion, potentially leading to accidents. What Is the Issue? ...
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  • Ford Recalls 680K Vehicles Due to Seatbelt Defect

    Of all the various safety features and technologies included in modern cars, basic seatbelts still offer some of the most essential and life-saving protection in the event of a collision. That is, as long as they work properly. For Ford, the uncertainty of the proper function of their vehicles’ seatbelts has prompted a massive recall of more than 680,000 vehicles sold globally. The Michigan-based ...
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  • Ford Police Interceptors Face Massive Recall Due to Fuel Pump Defect

    Ford has issued a wide-scale recall of its Ford Police Interceptor sedans due to a fuel pump defect . The problematic part can apparently shut down a vehicle in motion without warning and, once it does, it never starts back up again. If this were to happen while in the middle of the highway, the results could be catastrophic. We are thankful to be able to say that no accidents, injuries, or deaths ...
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  • Ford Recalls Roughly 830K Vehicles with Faulty Door Latches

    Ford has announced a massive recall of more than 830,000 vehicles in the United States and Mexico due to an issue with the vehicles’ door handles. According to Ford, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch of the affected vehicles has been known to break, causing the doors to fail to latch and possibly open while driving. As it stands, only one reported accident and one injury have been ...
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  • Toyota Recalls 1.43 Million Vehicles Equipped with Defective Airbags

    Late in June of 2016, Toyota announced a recall of 1.43 million vehicles equipped with defective airbags manufactured by the Swedish-American company Autoliv. The vehicles affected by the recall include the Lexus C200H as well as multiple Prius hybrid models produced between 2010 and 2012. Nearly 500,000 vehicles containing the defective airbags were sold and distributed in the United States. This ...
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  • FCA Recalls Thousands of Vehicles, Accused of Concealing Automobile Defect

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recently come under fire amid allegations that the automaker concealed a defect in at least 3 of their vehicle models. A class-action lawsuit, filed in June of 2016, alleges that the auto company failed to address a known defect in a monostable transmission shifter which has been linked to driverless rollaway accidents. Unlike a traditional gear selector, the ...
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  • GM Seatbelt Defect Requires Recall of One Million Pickup Trucks

    General Motors (GM) is in the news once again for defects in their vehicles. A statement from the company is soon expected to announce that one million pickup trucks will require a mandatory recall due to seatbelt defects . When the driver sits down, it can add stress to a flexible steel cable within the seatbelt systems; after an unknown amount of time, this cable can snap and potentially render ...
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  • GM Issues Massive Vehicle Recall Due to Brake Issue

    Blog: GM has recalled approximately 473,000 trucks and SUVs sold in North America due to a faulty nut installed in the vehicles’ brakes, leading to loosening over time and potentially rendering the brakes inoperative. The recall affects certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles. Dealers will inspect the vehicles and reapply adhesive on the nut ...
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  • U.S. Auto Recalls Reach All-Time High in 2015

    Auto recalls in the United States reached an all-time high in 2015 for the second year in a row as auto manufactures and safety regulators cracked down more harshly on flaws in design and manufacturing. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 51.2 million vehicles were recalled in 2015 in over 868 different recalls, narrowly beating out 2014’s numbers ...
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  • More Vehicles Affected in Takata Air Bag Recall

    German automakers BMW, Volkswagen, and Daimler are set to recall more than 2.5 million vehicles in the United States fitted with defective air bag inflators manufactured by Japanese automotive supplier Taketa Corp. The air bags, which Taketa declared defective in January 2016, have been known to shoot metal fragments into vehicle occupants in the event of a collision. This brings the total number ...
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  • Takata Defective Airbags Continue to Cause Fatal Accidents

    Investigators in South Carolina have determined that South Carolina resident Joel Knight was fatally wounded by a defective Takata airbag inflator in his Ford Ranger in late December 2015. The “safety device” exploded so catastrophically during a minor collision with a wandering cow, police first called to the scene initially believed he had been struck by a stray bullet. This marks the 10 th ...
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  • 1.73 Million Trucks Recalled for Possible Airbag Defects

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recalled 1.73 million trucks this month for defects that may cause airbags to go off for no reason. In over a million trucks, the steering wheel wiring harness may be to blame when it wears thin because of contact with a spring. This wear can cause driver-side airbag deployment. Two injuries have already occurred because of the defect, although FCA says it is not ...
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  • Is Your Vehicle Involved in the Takata Airbag Recall?

    In 2014, a massive vehicle recall was initiated to repair defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corp. This recall included approximately 17 million vehicles from 10 different auto manufacturers. A flaw in these airbags may cause them to deploy improperly during a car accident, resulting in an explosion of metal fragments that can lead to the serious injury or death of drivers and passengers. ...
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  • 15-Passenger Van Lawsuit Filed Against Chrysler and R J Tire Company Over Womans Wrongful Death

    The family of Jennifer Leanne Walton is suing Chrysler and R & J Tire Company for her wrongful death. Walton, 20, died on October 3, 2010 in a 15-passenger van rollover accident in Georgia. A the time, the Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance church van was transporting 19 people to a revival. Police say that a tire blowout caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which struck a median ...
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  • Man Sent to Prison Over Toyota Sudden Acceleration Deaths is Set Free

    Two years into serving his eight-year sentence for the 2006 motor vehicle deaths of three people, 32-year-old Koua Fong Lee is now a free man. Lee was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in 2007 because his 1996 Toyota Camry had accelerated suddenly and uncontrollably, causing the fatal crash. While Lee has always maintained that he was stepping on the brakes at the time, prosecutors had argued ...
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  • New GM Trucks May Need New Keys to Prevent Ignition Shutoff

    GM investigators determined that the shift lever in some of GM’s newest trucks can bump the ignition key and cause the engine to shut off. GM said the issue is not a safety defect because the driver’s foot is on the brake while shifting gears. Instead of issuing a recall, GM has advised dealers to replace keys for customers who complain about the problem. Affected vehicles include: 2014-15 ...
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  • Recalls of Children's Products

    After years of public attention and updated regulations that should protect children from unsafe products, children in this country are still being injured at an alarming rate because of hazardous toys and other products. New products are being recalled almost daily because of the dangers they pose. To keep informed of current recalls, you can check the Consumer Product Safety Commission's ...
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  • Vehicles with Takata airbags recalled "with urgency"

    Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dramatically increased the number of recalled vehicles to 7.78 million for faulty Takata airbags that pose an immediate threat to passengers. NHTSA has been conducting on ongoing investigation of Takata airbags, which were first recalled by automakers in 2008. NHTSA did not give a reason for its alarming statements today, but ...
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  • Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million Vehicles for Fuel Leak

    Toyota Motor Corp. announced plans this week to recall about 1.7 million defective vehicles worldwide because of the potential for a fuel leak to cause a fire. The affected vehicles in the United States include: Lexus LS sedans, model years 2007 through 2010 GS, model years 2006 through 2011 IS, model years 2006 through 2011 IS C, model year 2010 IS-F, model years 2008 through 2010 Following years ...
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  • Chrysler Recalls Over 900,000 Cars and SUVs

    U.S. safety regulators posted a defective vehicle recall today for almost 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep SUVs and cars because of faulty alternators and mirror wiring in heated power mirrors that can short out and cause small fires. This brings the total number of recalls this year alone up to 544 concerning more than 52 million vehicles—an all time record. The affected vehicles are from model ...
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  • The Harm of Defective Airbags

    Airbags provide critical protection in the event of an auto accident and have saved countless lives since their introduction. But when airbags fail to deploy as they should, the consequences can be disastrous. If a car manufacturer’s negligence has resulted in your pain and suffering, the airbag safety defects lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group are here to help you. Airbags first became widely ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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