Category Archives: Auto Defects

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

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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Audi Recalls 139,200 Sedans with Faulty Airbag Sensors

Audi is recalling 139,000 sedans due to an issue that affects the passenger occupant detection system. This system is designed to detect front seat passengers to help the airbags deploy. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the sensor could suffer from wear and tear that prevents it from detecting a front seat passenger. As a result, passengers sitting in the front seat are at a higher risk…
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NHTSA Expands Investigation into Ford Brake Failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is expanding its investigation into reports of brake failures in certain Ford vehicles.  NHTSA’s investigation into the issue began in 2016.  The federal auto regulator is investigating reports of crashes and injuries that involve 2006-2012 Ford Fusion, 2006-2012 Lincoln MKZ and 2006-2011 Mercury Milan vehicles.  NHTSA said it has received 544 complaints from consumers about the issue. Ford said it received another 244…
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Reports of Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Exposure Continue to Increase

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to receive complaints from Ford Explorer owners who say they are being exposed to carbon monoxide. More than eighty of the complaints sent to NHTSA mention injuries. Due to these developments, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) has once again called on Ford to issue a recall for 2011-2017 Ford Explorers. Reports from across the country show that drivers are becoming ill…
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