Auto Defects

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Are Honda and Acura recalling 772,000 vehicles because of faulty Takata airbags? Per a report in the International Business Times, as well as several other notable publications, that is the case, and it adds yet another chapter to the Takata airbag saga. What’s Wrong with the Airbags in Honda and…

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While the Takata airbag recall has dominated headlines for some time, there are several other auto defect problems that need to be given  attention as well.. One such issue involves Autoliv Inc., which is an auto parts manufacturer like Takata. Autoliv is located in Sweden and focuses on making auto safety parts,…

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Per a USA Today article, in early October, there was a global recall issued for the Toyota Prius due to a dangerous brake defect. The story in USA Today revealed that Toyota had to recall over 300,000 2016 and 2017 Prius sedans, including 92,000 in the US and more than 200,000 in Japan. Models…

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According to The Wall Street Journal, there have been at least five injuries and three deaths linked to possibly defective airbags and seatbelts in Fiat Chrysler vehicles. This has led to Fiat Chrysler issuing a worldwide recall that includes 1.9 million automobiles. What’s the Problem with the Airbags and Seatbelts in…

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Is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) really okay with used car dealers selling vehicles with safety defects to unsuspecting consumers? According to a Huffington Post report, that might be the case. Reportedly, the FTC agreed with a recent lawsuit settlement involving a couple of used car dealerships and General Motors (GM)….

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In a bit of déjà vu, GM is recalling 4.3 million vehicles due to an airbag defect. However, this recall has nothing to do with the Takata airbag recall that has dominated the news cycle over the last year. Instead, this is a separate issue that has to do with the airbags in GM…

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The New York Times recently ran a report about how much the Ford door latch recall is going to cost the automaker. According to the story in The Times, the price tag for replacing all the defective door latches will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $640 million. However, this shouldn’t be…

In what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has called “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history,” Ford Motor Company has doubled the number of vehicles it is recalling due to the Takata airbag defect. The company joined 13 other automakers compelled to recall their vehicles. The…

A popular Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle sold by Polaris Industries, Inc. is the subject of a recall by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Polaris Model Year 2013-2016 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 both pose risks of catching fire while being driven. One burn fatality and 19 other injuries…

Three of the world’s largest automakers have recalled millions of automobiles for a defect . The airbag manufactured by the Takata Corporation has a defect that could cause the airbag to explode. The automakers were notified of the defective airbag last year and issued recalls but were recently notified by…