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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Owners Steamed by Second Audi Coolant Pump Recall

Q. Can a second auto recall be issued for the same unresolved problem?

Like the famous Yogi Berra quote goes: “It’s deja vu all over again”.

Will the second time be the charm? That's the question many frustrated Audi owners and lessees may be asking with respect to the second coolant pump auto recall in as many years.


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Suing a Car Dealer for Injuries in Unreported Stolen Car Accident

Q: Does a dealer have a duty to report stolen vehicles and plates?

Sometimes auto dealers find themselves in legal hot water over allegations of dealer fraud by consumers. Common forms of dealer fraud may include inflating the invoice price, bait and switch deceptive advertising, failure to disclose prior accidents or flood damage, odometer rollbacks, and more. Another common problem for automakers is auto recalls.


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Massive Tesla Auto Recall Plagues Brand

Q: What should Tesla owners or potential owners know about the latest recall?

Tesla’s name is synonymous with self-driving automotive technology. Being the first to produce semi-autonomous technology made Tesla a household name in an industry that hadn’t seen such a major advancement in ages. Consumers were intrigued by cars with auto-pilot technology and many investors wanted a piece of the action. But the automaker has been plagued by


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Woman Hit and Killed by Car Using Autonomous Technology


Q: Who is responsible when autonomous technology in cars kill pedestrians?

"Volvo. For life." That slogan may have felt far from the truth for the surviving family members of one Arizona woman who was reportedly run over and killed by a "self- driving Volvo SUV equipped with Uber autonomous technology" as she walked her bike across the street one recent evening. The disturbing and gruesome death was captured on the self-driving Uber's dash cam video and gained widespread exposure after going viral on social media.

Not only was the human driver seemingly unaware of the woman until after the impact, but the crash video apparently also indicates that the vehicle "never braked or took any evasive action even though lasers, radar, cameras, and sensors should have easily spotted the woman and automatically applied the brakes".
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Allegations Against Mercedes of Fraud and Breach of Warranty Stink


Q: Is there something smelly about Mercedes air conditioning systems?

Seinfeld fans will no doubt remember the smelly car episode where a restaurant valet with terrible body odor left a lingering stench – – "beyond body odor" – – in Jerry’s car which was impossible to remove despite several cleaning attempts. Jerry and the crew were forced to drive with the windows open and their heads hanging out.

What may be funny on television isn't funny in real life. If you swap out body odor for "mold and mildew smells that chase occupants out of the vehicles", you’ll get the gist of a recent lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz with respect to alleged air conditioner problems in scores of its vehicles, dating back as far as 1999 and as recent as 2017.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tesla Production Hampered By Flawed Parts and Costly Rework

Consumers who purchase luxury automobiles have a right to expect their vehicles to meet high-performance standards. Nonetheless, defects can occur either during the design and manufacturing phases or in the parts supply chain, resulting in the need for costly repairs. This is the controversy currently facing Tesla as the luxury EV automaker has reportedly been manufacturing a high ratio of flawed parts and vehicles.

Given the distinction of the Tesla brand, pursuing claims against the automaker over unresolved vehicle defects can be challenging, which makes having the advice and guidance of an adept consumer law attorney essential.


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

GM's Slick Move on Equinox Oil Complaints

Q: Should Chevy Equinox models be recalled over excessive oil consumption issues?

If you overheard SUV owners complaining how they just keep feeding them and feeding them but it's never enough, you might assume they’re talking about snacks and juice boxes for their brood in the backseat. But in the case of some Chevy Equinox owners, particularly those with 2012 models, they're talking about the vehicle itself and its alleged excessive oil consumption.

Chevy defects attorneys are following a recently filed class-action lawsuit against GM alleging "GM knew or should have known" that the 2.


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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Shattering Silence on Prius Defective Windshield Claims


Q: Should allegedly excessive cracking and chipping windshields spark an auto recall?

Who hasn't been white-knuckle driving along the freeway behind a big construction truck from which bits of debris starts flying? As tiny pebbles bounce off the roadway and plink against your windshield, you hold your breath and hope no chips or cracks result. As frustrating as that situation is, imagine waking up and finding mysterious cracks in the windshield that weren’t there the night before.

According to a recent proposed class-action lawsuit, Toyota Prius owners allege that certain Prius windshields in 2016-2017 models are defective and should be subject to an auto recall because they "can chip and crack not only while driving but while the cars are parked". Plaintiffs allege they have been Read more . . .


Friday, March 16, 2018

Volkswagen Atlas Subject to Recalls


In an effort to make a comeback from the costly diesel emissions rigging scandal, Volkswagen introduced the Atlas in 2017. This sports utility vehicle contains plenty of passenger room with three rows, and the 2018 models offer a variety of features. The Atlas, designed to compete with the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander, has already been the subject of recalls by Volkswagen, however.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tesla Alleged Dealer Fraud Whistle-Blower Lawsuit


Q: Is a New Jersey Tesla dealer engaging in fraudulent business practices?

A former Tesla employee has commenced a lawsuit against Tesla after allegedly experiencing a series of demotions and eventual termination after allegedly blowing the whistle on what he claimed were "alleged business practices he saw as fraudulent”.Dealer fraud in the automotive industry may occur at various phases of the vehicle purchasing or leasing process and can take many different forms including:
  • inflating the invoice price
  • bait and switch advertising
  • "add-on" concealment
  • yo-yo financing
  • prior accidents/flood damage
  • odometer fraud
  • car misrepresentations (such as selling a vehicle as "new" when it was previously returned as a “lemon” due to a defect mechanical problem shortly after the original purchase).


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Class Action Lawsuit Chews Out Toyota for Soy Wiring

Q: Does soy wiring entice rodents to chew and damage electrical components?

Nowadays, there is a movement toward health. People are trying to eat better, remove toxins from the environment, and take care of the planet. And our cars reflect that attitude as evidenced by the popularity of the various electric cars that are rolling out on a mission to eventually replace gas-powered, pollutant-producing models.

Being good for the environment is admirable. But can that go too far and actually be a bad thing?

Some Toyota owners and lessees are claiming their cars even feed the animals--and they aren’t happy about it or the vehicle warranty dispute questions that have arisen over it.


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