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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tesla Owner Claims Car Drove Itself into the House


What happens if my car crashes while self-parking?

Don’t you just hate it when your car drives itself into the house? Twice.

Well, that’s what one couple who is suing Tesla says happened. And Tesla Model S defects attorneys are watching the case.

According to the plaintiffs, their 2016 Tesla Model S– – which was equipped with Autopark and Summon as part of its $3,000 “full self-driving capability” system— crashed into the home two times while using the two self-driving features. Plaintiffs allege that “defective sensors and software” were responsible for the crashes.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Double Ram Truck Recalls Make For Rocky Start to 2019


Are there two new Ram truck auto recalls?

“Guts. Glory. Ram.” is one slogan attached to Ram trucks. But with the headaches 2019 has already brought, some might suggest the slogan be “Guts.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Allegations of Defective Active Head Restraint Systems


Are Chrysler Fiat’s active head restraint systems defective?

Talk about a pain in the neck.

Chrysler Fiat defects attorneys have learned of a proposed class action lawsuit against the automaker resulting from some of their allegedly defective active head restraint systems.

The active head restraint system is designed to move the headrest forward in the event of a collision to protect the occupants from a whiplash injury in a rear-end crash.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Electric Car Driving Range Plunges in Extreme Temperatures


Why do electric car’s driving ranges plummet in extreme temperatures?

Most people don’t like driving-- or even stepping foot outside-- when it’s freezing out let alone when a polar vortex comes through. And in parts of the country where frostbite might set in within minutes, the fear of being stranded with car trouble is real. That’s especially true among electric car owners.

As it turns out, plunging temperatures go hand-in-hand with plunging driving range for electric vehicles (or EVs as they’re called). In fact, a new study found that EV driving range can drop by over 40% in “more extreme climates”.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Jeep Extended Warranty Sparks New Jersey Lawsuit


What recourse do I have if I buy a car warranty that can’t be used?

Pennsylvania and New Jersey breach of warranty attorneys are watching with interest an extended warranty lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against WS Aftermarket Services Corporation and Warranty Solutions Management Corporation.
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Aviator Hopes to Soar with Symphonic Chimes Alert System


Will symphonic chimes be a safe alert system alternative to standard warning alarms?

Ford defects attorneys know that the automaker – – like its competitor giants – – has to periodically contend with various safety and performance issues in many of the offerings in its line. For example, nearly every automotive manufacturer was impacted by the exploding Takata airbag recall-- the largest auto recall in history. On the flip side of safety, automakers attract buyers through luxury and novel features.

Ford Motor Company offers luxury vehicles under its Lincoln Motor Company division. High-end consumers, having paid premium prices for the expectation of superior safety and performance, may be less patient when faced with aRead more . . .


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Toyota 4Runner Owners Allege Excessive Frame Rust, Too


Is frame rust on certain Toyota 4Runner’s dangerous?

Auto defects attorneys remember the large Toyota class-action rust lawsuit settlement of 2016 that impacted 2005-2010 Tacomas, 2007-2008 Tundras and 2005-2008 Sequoia trucks. The automaker reportedly admitted the frame rust on those models was “unrelated to and separate from normal surface rust which is commonly found on metallic surfaces after some years of usage”.

The excessive rust and corroded suspensions were due to the affected models not receiving enough corrosion-resistant protection when manufactured.
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Friday, February 1, 2019

Fire Issues Heat Up For Kia and Hyundai


Are cars ever recalled twice?

If you think certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles are “hot”, you are in good company. For example, those in agreement would include researchers at the Highway Loss Data Institute “HLDI”, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety “IIHS” and the Center for Auto Safety “CAS”, to name a few. Of course, many of those vehicles’ owners also thought the cars were “hot” when they decided to buy them. But their attraction likely cooled once some of the vehicles reportedly caught fire—without being involved in a crash and an Read more . . .


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Honda Odyssey Open Door Auto Recall

Q: Do auto recalls only affect engine parts?

One hundred seven thousand soccer moms and dads—and other minivan lovers-- aren’t going to be happy about an upcoming auto recall on a popular Honda model. But even though the minivan’s engine isn’t impacted, a dangerous problem has allegedly been discovered and requires a repair as soon as possible.

Honda defects attorneys have learned that over 100,000 Honda Odyssey minivans spanning the model years 2018 and 2019 in America are being recalled along with another 11,000 similar minivans in Canada.

One of the major attractions of minivans for consumers is the convenience of transporting up to a large number of passengers--such as a sports team or large family--comfortably and without the inconvenience of hard-to-access third row seating commonly used in competitive large SUVs.

The key to a minivan’s popularity for many owners is the ease of the power sliding doors which open and close effortlessly and hands-free for fast and easy access. But it’s these very doors that are prompting the auto recall.


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Sunday, January 6, 2019

When Auto Recalls Impact Car Seat Safety

Q: Is my car preventing proper car seat installation?

Of all the serious problems car owners and lessees face with their vehicles across-the-board, one thing that really rattles the cages of parents and grandparents is hearing of an auto recall that could impact child car seat safety.

General motor defects attorneys have learned that the automaker is recalling almost 16,000 2018- 2019 sedans, plug-in hybrids, and SUVs because “a faulty seatbelts component could prevent a child car seat from being properly installed”. Specifically, the recall involves the “automatic locking retractor” which is responsible for locking the seatbelt so a car seat doesn’t move. Obviously, if a car seat moves in a crash situation, the risk of injury to the child may increase.

Reportedly, “only certain seating positions are affected” so owners may be able to avoid the problems by installing their car seats in a different, non-affected sitting position. According to an auto safety engineer at the Consumer Reports Auto Tech Center, using the lower LATCH anchors to install the car seat in cases where the combined weight of the child and car seat is under 65 pounds is an option, but in cases over 65 pounds the safest option is to use a different vehicle.

Affected vehicles reportedly include Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Suburban SUV, GMC Yukon XL SUV, and Cadillac Escalade ESV SUV.


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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Bubbling Blistering Paint Causes Trouble for Ford

Q: Do car owners have a remedy for a “sham” warranty?

Can you really say with confidence that a vehicle is “Built Ford Proud” if premature corrosion causes unsightly bubbling and blistering paint problems and the so-called “fix” allegedly knowingly masks the defect instead of repairing it? Well, Ford defects attorneys and their complaining Ford owners likely don’t think so.

After Ford started using aluminum panels instead of steel ones in certain vehicle models, the automaker began receiving complaints of corrosion and paint problems from owners of 2000 Expeditions, 2002 Explorers and 2005 Mustangs. The issue has sparked questions of breach of warranty and accusations that the automaker has offered a “sham” warranty that doesn’t solve the problem.

Upon internal investigation, the automaker reportedly issued the first of what would be several technical service bulletins (TSBs) over more than a decade in December, 2004 acknowledging that the bubbling and blistering paint is “due to iron contamination of the aluminum panel… [and] that the aluminum corrosion was caused by iron particles working their way into the aluminum body part, prior to it being painted”.  


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