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Monday, June 18, 2018

Frustrated Airbag Recall Customers Sue Automakers

Q: How long must customers wait for the replacement of recalled Takata airbags?

They're mad as heck and they're not gonna take it anymore. Class actions against two different automakers over an auto recall problem common to virtually all automakers indicates more suits will likely follow.

The Takata airbag auto recall is the largest in automotive history.


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Monday, June 11, 2018

The Frightening Possibilities of Car Hacking

Q: Are vehicle infotainment systems vulnerable to hackers?

When news reporters or neighbors tell stories of being “hacked”, it generally conjures up visuals of cybercriminals stealing our identities and personal financial information from our home computers or from other large databases that contain our private personal information.

As if that isn't scary enough, some Volkswagen and Audi vehicle owners and lessees—and maybe others-- may have additional hackers to fear. And no auto recall yet to save them.


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Monday, June 4, 2018

Are Side Blind Zone Alert Systems Safe?

Q: Will a side blind zone alert system auto recall be issued for the Cruze?

One of the most frustrating things about driving – –and a popular cause of many accidents--is the pesky side blind spot. Before changing lanes, drivers check their rearview mirror, then they check their side view mirror, but there's still a small spot where another vehicle could be traveling beside them in the next lane over but it isn’t visible in either of the driver’s mirrors. If the driver changes lanes with someone in their blind spot, an accident will likely occur.

Some people combat this problem by taking their eyes off the road and craning their necks to be sure it's safe to change lanes. Others pay extra for safety features on their new vehicles like side blind zone alert technology or (“SBZA”).


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Lawsuit Alleges Chevy Equinox Consumes Excessive Oil


Q: What can I do if my car consumes excessive oil?

With the price of gasoline rising in recent years, many people have moved away from so-called "gas guzzlers" in favor of more fuel-efficient vehicles or even electric cars. But some SUV owners may have more than gas mileage to worry about.

Chevy defects attorneys have learned of a lawsuit over excessive oil consumption allegedly impacting 2010-2017 Chevy Equinox models with 2.


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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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