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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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Thursday, December 31, 2015

As Volkswagen Works to Retain Customers’ Trust, Owners Find Ambiguities in ‘Goodwill Package’


The embattled European car conglomerate Volkswagen has had a tough year. First, the car maker came under significant global scrutiny after it admitted to altering its vehicles in order to pass American emission standards tests – hiding the fact that its diesel models emit nitrogen oxides in extremely high levels.
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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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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What’s New in Recalls: Tesla & Hyundai Recalled Amid Safety Concerns


This past year has been historic in terms of automobile recalls, and the numbers keep growing steadily. In November, both Tesla Motors and Read more . . .


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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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Some Convicted in Car Crashes Now Blame Defects in the Cars They Drove


How many drivers convicted in car crashes can now blame the accidents on car defects?

A growing number of people convicted for their role in car crashes resulting in serious injuries or fatalities are now seeking vindication based on the defects of the cars they were driving at the time. One young woman, Lakisha Ward-Green, spent 3 months in jail after being convicted in an accident in which her teenaged passenger was killed. A Pennsylvania judge has now ruled that the General Motors car she was driving when the accident occurred was one of those later recalled by the company for its defective ignition switch. Her car was one of 2.6 million cars recalled with the problem.
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Volkswagen Cheats on Emissions Standards Tests


Why did Martin Winterkorn resign as CEO of Volkswagen?

The scandal that has broken surrounding Volkswagen's rigging of automobiles to "fool" regulatory testing of emissions, has shaken confidence in the company and let down its customers. Volkswagen, the largest car company in the world, stands accused of using illegal means ("defeat device") via software to cheat on emissions tests, facilitating false readings of low emissions only during the tests themselves. This car emissions scandal affects 11 million diesel vehicles globally.

In response to the scandal, CEO Martin Winterkorn has resigned, requesting termination of his position as CEO of the Volkswagen Group from the Supervisory Board of the company. While Winterkorn has declared that he takes responsibility for the "irregularities" in the diesel engines, he states that he is "stunned that misconduct on such a scale was possible" and "unaware of any wrong doing" on his part.
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Monday, September 14, 2015

It’s a Jeep Thing: Automakers Refusing to Fix Water Leaks in Certain Models


What can I do if my brand new Jeep is leaking water and the dealership is refusing to fix the problem?

If you are the proud new owner of a Jeep and are experiencing water leakage issues, you are far from alone. Across the board, nearly every make of Jeep has reportedly caused its owner issues ranging from minor dampness to full-blown mold and permanent damage. Moreover, owners have reported a noted difficulty in successfully arranging a repair with the dealership, prompting many to turn to the services of an experienced and aggressive Lemon Law attorney to right this wrong.

According to widespread customer complaints, water leakage can occur through the windows, dome lights, doors and door handles. Consumers have also reported problems with hard- and soft-top convertibles and sunroofs -- and have even had damage occur to items in the trunk due to leakage through the tail lights.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Experts Combat Auto Industry’s Promise that "It's Normal" for Vehicles to Consume Excess Oil Between Changes


My manufacturer is telling me it is typical for my vehicle to consume excess oil between changes. Is this true?

Manufacturers and automotive experts alike have long since touted the proverbial 3,000-mile rule when it comes to the frequency of oil changes. For some models, drivers can get away with a 7,000- or 10,000-mile interval between changes – particularly if the model is newer and installed with an oil-efficient engine.

What is not normal, however, are the latest assertions by auto manufacturers that burning oil before the 3,000-mile mark is not considered a defect, and drivers should be prepared to top off their engines between changes. Unbelievably, drivers across the nation are receiving this answer from manufacturers when they bring in their new vehicles for service – and are rightfully demanding a second opinion on the issue.
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