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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.
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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.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Volkswagen May Wish it Could Turn Back Time


Q: Can an auto recall happen two times for the same problem?

If I could turn back time, if I could find a way… I'd get the clock spring recall right on the first day.

No, it isn’t Cher, but it could be a tune that Volkswagen executives have stuck in their heads as they are forced to revisit the adequacy of a prior Volkswagen auto recall.

Volkswagen defects attorneys are watching with interest the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (“NTHSA”) so-called "recall query" examining the effects of repairs made under a prior August 2015 clock spring defect recall.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Emissions Defect Scandal Stench Still Lingers Around Auto Parts Supplier


Q: What was the parts supplier’s role in the emissions defeat devices software scandal?

When reflecting on recent large-scale automotive consumer fraud cases, the Volkswagen brand immediately comes to mind.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

When Engine Control Software Gets “Confused”


Q: Can engine control software problems cause stalling in certain Audi 3 cars?

"Engine stop while driving" is not a welcome light to see illuminate on the dashboard when you're out and about in your Audi A3.

But Audi defects attorneys have recently learned of an engine stalling problem that prompted an auto recall of over 8,000 model years 2017–2018 Audi A3 cars.

Reportedly, engines can stall when "incorrect engine control unit software…misreads the flywheel rotation".
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Are Ford Explorers Leaking Carbon Monoxide into Cabins?


Q: Could your car make you ill?

Have you ever been so tired while driving that you almost nodded off at the wheel? Some reasons for this dangerous behavior might include a long work shift, sleep deprivation, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol – – all things within the driver’s control.

But if you are driving certain Ford Explorers, there could be more to it.

Ford Explorer customers, including some police officers, have reportedly complained about "symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning including nausea, headaches and dizziness… and losing consciousness while driving”—issues that have Ford auto defects attorneys and consumers concerned.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Volkswagen Gas Leak Concerns Spark Recall


Q: Do older vehicles get recalled?

A new Volkswagen auto recall is coming.

Hot on the heels of a Porsche SUV recall in September for the exact same problems, Volkswagen is reportedly recalling 74,000 model years 2004–2007 Touareg SUVs over gas leak concerns.

Specifically, the affected gasoline-powered SUVs "have fuel filter flanges that can crack and cause gas to leak", sparking concerns over the "trouble" that could be if gas was to leak near "any kind of an ignition source".
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Burning Issue Sparks Recall of Ram Trucks


Q: Could defective water pump bearings cause a fire?

You often hear the expression "where there is smoke, there is fire”. But in the case of a half million Ram trucks, where there's water, there could be fire as well— at least where there are defective water pump bearings, that is

Fiat Chrysler defects attorneys have learned that the automaker has issued an auto recall of "about 500,000 model years 2013–2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pick-ups, plus 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cabs". The affected 6.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Two Chrysler Auto Recalls--One Bitty, One Big


Q: How small can an auto recall be?

Pennsylvania and New Jersey Fiat Chrysler auto defects attorneys are talking about a new big minivan and a small SUV auto recall by automaker. (Actually, the small recall is so tiny, that no one is really talking about it.)

Attention American soccer moms and dads – – and everyone else who rocks a mini-van that seats eight people: Fiat Chrysler has recalled nearly 50,000 Pacifica minivans from model year 2017–2018 due to defective seatbelt buckles in the second-row center seating. 

Specifically, Chrysler’s testing determined that "an outboard second-row seat belt buckle could unlatch when the release button on the buckle contacts the buckle of an adjacent occupant". In plain English, that kid in the center seat of the second-row could be in danger of unbuckling if others are seated in the same row.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ford Attorneys Flex Muscle in Limp-Home Throttle Body Lawsuit


Q: Who really pays if an auto recall lawsuit gets dismissed?

While certain of its Ford and Lincoln vehicles allegedly enter "limp-home" mode and power down unexpectedly while traveling at high speeds, Ford attorneys, on the other hand, are anything but wimpy when it comes to defending the automaker in the defective electronic throttle body class-action lawsuit.

Ford defects attorneys following the lawsuit are waiting to see how the court will rule on Ford's motions to dismiss the entire lawsuit or alternatively to dismiss multiple individual claims within it.

In a nutshell, the class-action suit (previously reported on this


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Friday, September 22, 2017

Will Subaru Defense Break the Class Action Windshield Lawsuit?


Q: Should all windshields that break, chip, or crack be considered defective?

Subaru defects attorneys are waiting to see if one woman's hope for a class-action windshield lawsuit against the automaker will be shattered.

After a dealer reportedly refused to repair, under warranty, the cracked windshield in the two-year-old 2015 Subaru Outback she had bought new, the woman filed a class-action suit, alleging “all windshields in all 2015 and 2016 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles are defective"– – a tactic Subaru defense attorneys described as “going nuclear" with a


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