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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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Monday, February 26, 2018

Jeep Recalls 2018 Model Year Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUVs


Jeep Recalls 2018 Model Year Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUVs

Fiat Chrysler’s popular Jeep line offer drivers the ability to handle on road and off road terrain. As such, consumers expect these vehicles to perform as advertised, however, a variety of defects and glitches have led to numerous recalls. The most recent event involves the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.


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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?


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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.
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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.


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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.


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