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Monday, February 19, 2018

A Jolt from a Bolt


Q: Is the maker of a self-driving car responsible in a personal injury lawsuit for the car’s automatic actions?

After any kind of accident on the roadway, investigators attempt to reconstruct what happened so that liability for the crash can be established. Sometimes, one driver is at fault, other times multiple drivers, or even pedestrians are found liable for an accident.

But how is liability determined for a self-driving car? Is the driver of the car liable if the car changes lanes on its own and an accident occurs?

With respect to a crash between a motorcyclist and a Chevy Bolt there were some interesting post-accident questions. Did the accident occur as a result of Read more . . .


Monday, February 12, 2018

A New Focus for Ford


Q: Is Ford cutting back on its full line of sedans?

Ford--the first automaker to "put the world on wheels "-- is reportedly making major changes in the face of years of earnings disappointments. Its assembly line won’t know what hit it.

Ford defects and auto recall cases have plagued the automaker in recent years-- which no doubt hasn’t helped profitability.
Read more . . .


Monday, February 5, 2018

Two More Honda Drivers Dead from Takata Airbags


Q: Are Takata airbags still killing drivers?

And just like that, with the deaths of two more drivers, the collective death toll among multiple automakers’ vehicles reportedly related to defective Takata airbags has risen to at least 21 people. 

Honda defects attorneys are not alone in dealing with the continuing fall-out of the largest and most far-reaching auto recall issue in history – – deadly exploding airbags manufactured by Takata. 

Read more . . .


Thursday, February 1, 2018

For Some BMW Owners, the Sky is Falling


Q: Is my BMW’s exploding panoramic sunroof subject to a recall?

Maybe Chicken Little was just driving a BMW.

BMW defects attorneys might be reminded of that classic folk tale after hearing of the proposed class-action lawsuit against the automaker with respect to allegedly defective panoramic sunroofs "that are prone to shattering" and the pieces falling on the heads of vehicle occupants.

In the traditional folk tale, Chicken Little created widespread panic trying to convince the entire town that the sky was falling after he mistook the acorn that hit him in the head for a piece of the sky.


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Monday, January 22, 2018

Some Owners Have a Dim View of Cadillac


Q: What can I do if my headlights are dim or fail?

Cadillac. Its name was one of the earliest symbols of luxury in the automotive industry. Not only is it generally associated with success or being top-of-the-line, the term “Cadillac” has been used in songs throughout history, and has been used in non-automotive circles by marketers trying to benefit from the Cadillac name, birthing the comparative phrase "the Cadillac of x" for products and services like vacuums, health plans, and Christmas trees.

But Read more . . .


Monday, January 22, 2018

Love and Lubrication Makes a Subaru


Q: What can I do if my Subaru engine fails prematurely?

It’s been said that love makes a Subaru. Well, there are several Subaru owners who expect a bit more in their cars.

Subaru defects attorneys have learned of a proposed class action lawsuit regarding alleged defects and engine failure in 2009-2014 Subaru WRX and WRX-STI cars.
Read more . . .


Monday, January 22, 2018

Regional Auto Recalls


Q: Can an auto recall be limited to certain regions of the country?

Sometimes, an auto recall problem-- such as a defective door latch-- becomes apparent quickly and only newer model vehicles are affected. Other times, like in the case of the massive Takata airbag recall previously reported on in this blog, the problem may not present itself for many years and may only involve older vehicles. These older model auto recall problems, like the recent Nissan Versa coil spring recall, may not present themselves until corrosion factors in.
Read more . . .


Thursday, December 28, 2017

GM Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Air Conditioning Defects


A class action lawsuit has been filed against General Motors Company (GM) in connection with air conditioning problems that caused the systems to fail entirely. The lead plaintiff in the case claims that he purchased five vehicles from GM - a 2016 Cadillac Escalade, and four model year 2015 Chevy Suburbans, all of which had air conditioning systems that needed to be replaced.

The class could potentially include thousands of model year 2015-2016 GM Cadillac Escalades, Chevrolet Silverados, Chevrolet Suburbans, Chevrolet Tahoes, GMC Sierras, and GMC Yukons.


Read more . . .


Monday, December 18, 2017

2018 Jeep Compass is Way Off Course


Q: Can two separate auto recalls for one car be issued simultaneously?

“Airbag recall”. Two of the most frightening words in the automotive world ever since the famous Takata airbag nightmare of past few years. But after a brief lull in airbag news, Fiat Chrysler defects attorneys say a different airbag problem is prompting a new and different airbag recall.


Read more . . .


Friday, December 15, 2017

Audi in the Hot Seat


Q: Could my Audi catch fire?

Audi defects attorneys have learned that the automaker is in the proverbial “hot seat” over the latest auto recall reportedly impacting five models in its line.

Audi is reportedly recalling over 216,000 vehicles from model years 2013–2016, including the A5 Coupe, A5 Cabriolet, A4 Sedan, A5 Allroad and Q5 due to an allegedly defective electrical connector for the auxiliary heaters.

"Corrosion inside the electrical connectors for the auxiliary heaters” can reportedly cause:

  • the heater wires to overheat and melt
  • the auxiliary heater to fail and/or
  • risk of fire from the melting wires

In what might have been a cost-cutting measure that apparently back-fired, Audi reportedly switched from using a combination of tin and silver to make the electrical connector to just using tin in April 2011, then switched back to the tin and silver combination again in June, 2015.
Read more . . .


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Driving Blind Issues with Range Rover Jaguar


Q: If your vehicle’s instrument panel went blank, could you still safely drive it?

Now you see it, now you don't. At least that's what Jaguar Land Rover vehicle owners are saying about instrument clusters on certain Range Rovers, Range Rover Sports and Jaguar vehicles.

Range Rover and Jaguar defects attorneys have learned that nearly 30,000 vehicles are being recalled after an internal investigation "found the voltage to circuits could become unstable during periods of high temperatures…[causing] software to detect faults and then reset the instrument clusters" which would go blank during resetting for periods of at least seven seconds.
Read more . . .


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