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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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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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NHTSA to Investigate Airbag Failures in Hyundai and Kia Vehicles

An estimated 425,000 vehicles manufactured by Hyundai and Kia may suffer from a defect that keeps the airbags from deploying during a head-on crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it will investigate six head-on crashes involving these vehicles where the airbags failed to deploy. As of mid-March, the auto defect was responsible for four deaths and six injuries. According to NHTSA, the investigation covers 2011 Hyundai Sonata…
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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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Does My Child’s Car Seat Contain Defects?

Statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that car accidents are a leading cause of death for children in the US. The CDC also maintains that car seat usage can reduce the risk of death by 71 to 54 percent, depending on the child’s age. However, car seats can only prevent death or catastrophic injuries if they are safe to use. Our attorneys know from experience that…
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Is My Mazda 6 Sedan Under Recall?

Mazda has issued a recall for almost 58,000 vehicles sold in the United States. The automaker said that 2015 and 2016 Mazda 6 sedans suffer from a defect that could disable the power steering or airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seats in these vehicles were improperly welded during manufacturing. Weld spatter underneath the seats can rub against wiring and cause short circuits. As a result,…
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