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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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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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How Consumer Complaints Help Identify Vehicle Safety Defects

The Safety Institute is an injury prevention nonprofit organization that compiles complaints on vehicles to help consumers identify potential safety defects.  The organization uses complaints sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Early Warning System to help identify potentially defective vehicles.  NHTSA created the Early Warning System (EWS) in the aftermath of the Firestone/Ford Explorer tire scandal in 2000. Seeking Compensation for Auto Defect Injuries and Deaths The…
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Are Goodyear G159 RV Tires Dangerous?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating claims that Goodyear’s G159 RV tires are responsible for 95 injuries or deaths over the past two decades. NHTSA’s investigation started last year after it obtained Goodyear internal documents that were previously sealed by court orders and settlement agreements. The investigation covers more than 40,000 G159 tires manufactured between 1996 and 2003. Goodyear stopped manufacturing G159 tires in 2003, but injury…
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Ford Recalls 350,000 SUVs and Trucks for Gear Shift Defect

Ford Motor Company is recalling almost 350,000 SUVs and trucks with defective gear shift cables. More than 290,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in the United States. According to Ford, a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission can become unseated in the affected vehicles. Once the clip becomes unseated, the transmission can enter a different gear state than the one selected by a driver. Motorists…
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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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Can Winter Coats Keep Child Car Seats from Working?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show that child car seats reduce the risk of death during a motor vehicle accident by 54 percent for passengers between 1 and 4 years old. Compared to regular seatbelt use, booster seats reduce the risk of serious injury by 45 percent for children between 4 and 8 years old. Safety seats can save your child’s life or reduce the risk…
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Why Do Drugs and Medical Devices Receive Black Box Warnings?

Last week, we published a blog on the dangerous type 2 diabetes drug Invokana. Once the FDA has evidence that an FDA approved product has serious or life-threatening risks, it can receive a black box warning. The FDA required a black box warning for Invokana after receiving evidence that it increases the risk of leg and foot amputations. A black box warning is the strictest type of warning required by…
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Can I File an Invokana Lawsuit?

Invokana is an SGLT2 inhibitor that also goes by the names Invokamet, Invokamet XR and canagliflozin. In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Invokana to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. More than four years after its approval, it has become clear that Invokana is a defective and unreasonably dangerous drug. The FDA required Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to include a black box warning…
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Should 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivans Be Recalled?

Consumer advocates with the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) have called on Chrysler to issue a recall for 2017 Pacifica minivans. More than 156,000 of these vehicles have been sold in the US. CAS claims the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received 50 reports from consumers who claim their vehicles stalled. Vehicle owners claim they were unable to accelerate, deaccelerate or use power steering. A woman in California…
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