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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Florida Couple Wins against Toyota in Lemon Law Case


Is recalling an auto enough to avoid being sued?

Lemon Laws were established to protect car owners, and in some states car leasers, from getting stuck with -- or worse, injured or killed by -- their recently acquired vehicle.  Though unfortunately Lemon Laws cannot always prevent accidents caused by mechanical failure, they can always assist customers in obtaining fair and just compensation. With strong,


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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Volkswagen Hit With Yet Another Recall


What are your rights if your vehicle is recalled?

If you recently purchased a Volkswagen, what you were really drawn to besides style and capability was the vehicle’s safety record.  Volkswagen has been a favorite among American consumers for many years, and has been rated as top safety picks many times.  Unfortunately, the brand many of us know and love has been struggling lately after a string of problems has led to massive recalls.

In the past year, the German automaker was discovered to have participated in an emissions cheating scandal.  Basically, the cars were programmed to know when they were undergoing emissions and at that point would produce a low amount of emissions.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Volkswagen’s Legal Woes Continue


Car buyers suing Volkswagen over its “clean diesel” deception just got an important ally in their fight - the U.S. government. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group in Federal District Court in California, alleging the company falsely advertised that it was selling “clean diesel” vehicles, when in fact, the cars emitted a lot of pollution, but were rigged with software designed to fool emissions testers.

The FTC’s lawsuit was filed in the same court as one of the main consumer lawsuits against VW, which could push the company to settle all of their civil legal issues in one fell swoop.


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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Carfax Claims 1 in 5 Vehicles are Under an Open Safety Recall


The year 2015 was a historic one in terms of the number of automobiles recalled both domestically and worldwide. From General Motors to Ford to Volkswagen, automakers across the globe issued consistent recalls of vehicles for matters ranging from simple mechanical glitches to defective airbags and ignition systems. Nonetheless, thousands of drivers experienced serious accidents and injuries – and some fatalities – due to the unsafe manufacturing and/or design of their vehicles, resulting in thousands of personal injury, product liability and wrongful death lawsuits.

Despite the widespread dissemination of warnings, along with constant media attention over the matters, many believe that a high number of drivers are either unaware of the safety recalls, or have chosen to ignore the notifications from the dealership offering free repairs for the issues.

According to a recent report conducted by Carfax, as many as one out of every five vehicles in America is under an active safety recall – a number as high as 47 million total vehicles.
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

VW Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over Emissions Tests


As we previously reported European automobile manufacturer Volkswagen has been under scrutiny after it acknowledged that it altered the emissions systems in its vehicles so that the cars would pass emissions standards tests. In so doing, the company concealed that its diesel models emit nitrogen oxide in extremely high levels. They were able to get the vehicles to pass by installing software "defeat devices" in 11 million vehicles worldwide that triggered altered emissions rates when vehicles were being inspected.
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Further Recalls of Ford Pickups with Takata Airbag Defects


How many more vehicles are involved in the latest Takata recall?

One of the most serious and far-reaching vehicular recalls has just expanded again. On January 27, it was reported that Ford is recalling about 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver's air bag inflators, manufactured by Takata Corp., a Japanese company, have once again been shown to potentially explode with excessive force on impact, resulting in serious injuries and even death. This is not the first time Ford Rangers have been targeted for recall over an air bag issue.
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

How To Proceed When You Are Injured Due To A Vehicle Defect


What should you do after being injured in an accident that was caused all or in part by a defective vehicle?

Cars are made up of thousands of components.  Unfortunately, when one component is defective it can easily cause an accident.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Airbag Fatalities Reveal Flaws in U.S. Recall System


What is the latest news on automobile recalls?

Fatalities linked to Takata Air bags reveals flaws in the U.S. recall system.
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

15 Senior Auto Manufacturer Executives Meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary to Discuss Improving Auto Safety


What steps are being taken to improve auto safety after massive recalls and deaths?


U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently met with 15 automaker senior executives in order to discuss ways to improve auto safety. This meeting was organized after several major auto defects not only occurred, but remained unattended to for long periods of time, eroding public confidence in both automobile safety and government oversight.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lemon Laws Used to Address Problematic 2015 Jeep Cherokees


I just bought a 2015 Jeep Cherokee, and I am already experiencing problems with the transmission system. Do I have any legal recourse?



When it comes to selecting a new car, the last thought on most buyers’ minds is avoiding a catastrophic, systemic transmission failure after just 3,000 miles. However, unfortunately, this is has proven to be a reality for a number of 2015 Jeep Cherokee purchasers – many of whom report a contemporaneous failure of the vehicle’s electrical system as well.

According to reports from several Jeep Cherokee owners – particularly the 2015 Trail Hawk model – vehicles with as little as 1,500 miles on the odometer are displaying a “check engine” light, shifting hard, stalling, and creating noticeable “thumping” noises within the chassis. These same owners, hoping to fix the problem quickly and continue down the road, are being met with difficult dealerships refusing to make timely, accurate repairs.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Customers and Dealers Respond to Volkswagen Scandal


What are the reactions of Volkswagen owners and dealers to being deceived by a company they believed in?

Customers who have bought Volkswagens for the first time recently, and, even more, customers who have been loyal to the company for years, are expressing disappointment and outrage over the recent scandal in which Volkswagen has admitted to rigging its diesel engines to "fool" U.S. emissions tests.

One California owner, Bob Rand, purchased his Volkswagen Passat last year not only for its high gas mileage, but for its clean emissions. He feels totally duped by the auto company he had so much faith in, and is now trying desperately to unload his fully-loaded vehicle for $10,000 under what he paid for it.
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