Category Archives: Auto Defects

In these blog posts, our New Jersey and PA attorneys discuss product liability lawsuits involving auto defects.

Ford Issues Safety Recall for 1.2 Million Ford Explorers

Ford Motor Company recently issued a safety recall for 1.2 million Ford Explorer SUVs. According to the company, the recall affects select Ford Explorers that are at risk of suffering from fractured toe links. When the toe link suffers a fracture, steering becomes much more difficult and the risk of a crash increases. Ford said in a statement that the issue  affects vehicles built at its Chicago assembly plant between…
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IIHS Releases Report on Pickup Truck Crash Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has important news for pickup truck owners. Multiple pickup models with older designs could put front seat passengers at severe risk of serious harm in a collision. According to IIHS, these models were designed in a way that did not emphasize the same level of safety that models with modern designs provide. IIHS crash-tested the vehicles from multiple angles and then issued ratings…
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Expands Airbag Probe to 12.3M Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently expanded its investigation into multiple vehicle models with allegedly defective airbag control units. According to investigators, 12.3 million vehicles could be affected by the issue, which may keep the airbags from deploying during a crash. As many as eight deaths are suspected to be related to the potential defect. NHTSA upgraded its investigation to an engineering analysis, which could signal the federal…
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Honda Recalls 1.1 Million U.S. Vehicles With Defective Takata Airbag Inflators

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles in North America. More than 1.1 million of those vehicles are in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency investigating the defect, these vehicles contain defective Takata replacement airbags. These airbags were initially used to replace Takata driver’s side airbags that were part of a much larger recall or to repair…
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Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks and Lincoln Continentals Due to Dangerous Defects

Ford Motor Co. recently issued a recall for more than 1 million F-150 pickups and thousands of Lincoln Continentals. About 1.48 million F-150 trucks are being recalled due to a possible transmission issue that could cause an accident. The Lincoln Continental recall includes over 25,000 sedans that have a door-latch defect. Are F-150 and Lincoln Continental Vehicle Owners at Risk of an Accident? Ford has selected the 2011-2013 F-150 models…
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Could 2.7 Million GM Trucks and SUVs Have Defective Brakes?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating General Motors (GM) trucks and SUVs with faulty braking systems. Roughly 2.7 million vehicles sold in the United States may be affected by the issue. If you own a GM truck or SUV, here is the information you need to know. Could 2.7 Million GM Trucks and SUVs Have Defective Brakes? According to an NHTSA report, an engine-driven vacuum pump may…
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Why Is Toyota Recalling 1.4 Million Vehicles Worldwide?

As 2018 ends, Toyota continues to recall vehicles with safety issues that could put consumers in danger. Just a few months ago, we brought you news of two Toyota recalls involving over 200,000 cars here in the U.S. Now, its latest recalls are bringing 1.4 million vehicles back to dealerships worldwide. If your car is one of these vehicles, your family could be in danger. More Toyota Recalls Reveal Dangerous…
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Does the Latest GM Recall Mean Your Family Is in Danger?

General Motors (GM) has issued another recall. This time around 1.2 million vehicles are affected worldwide. Could your truck or SUV be affected? More importantly, could the defect put you or your family at risk? What You Need to Know About the Latest GM Recall Over 1 million 2015 model GM pickups and SUVs are being recalled by the manufacturer. An electrical issue is causing power steering units on these…
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What Does the Latest Toyota Recall Mean for Prius Drivers?

Toyota has announced another recall for defective auto parts. The Japanese automaker has issued multiple recalls over the past few months. First, several hundred thousand Toyota vehicles were added to the infamous Takata recall. Then in February, a class action suit was filed against the company for crashes caused by Prius models stalling at high speeds. Now, the manufacturer is launching two more recalls just days apart. The subject of…
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Kia to Recall 507,000 Vehicles with Faulty Airbag Sensors and Seatbelts

Kia Motors America is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles with faulty airbag sensors and seatbelt pretensioners. In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Kia said the airbags and seatbelts in these vehicles may become unresponsive during front-end collisions due to short circuits in the airbag control units. During front-end collisions, the airbag control units deploy the airbags and seatbelt pretensioners (which tighten seatbelts). If the control…
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