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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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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Faulty Weld Causes Jeep Wrangler Auto Recall


Is my Jeep Wrangler’s track bar bracket welded safely?

Fiat Chrysler defects attorneys have learned that the notice the automaker is sending to certain Jeep Wrangler owners and lessees isn’t a holiday card. It’s an auto recall notice.

The Jeep defects effect 18,000 of the automaker’s 2018 and 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL vehicles.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Hyundai and Kia Car Fire Suits are Heating Up


What is causing the Kia and Hyundai car fires?

Things are heating up asauto makers, dealers, car owners, investigators, and even Congress is trying to determine the cause for multiple spontaneous fires reportedly erupting in several Hyundai and Kia model vehicles. Kia defects attorneys have learned of an investigative report and a lawsuit that shed some light on the problem.

One possible theory, which might apply in some cases but certainly not all, was put forth by a national news outlet’s investigative report wherein “auto mechanics and a fire investigator” working with some impacted car owners speculated that “the fires could be sparked by a leaky fuel pump”.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nissan Automatic Emergency Braking System Stops Short of Expectations


Every driver knows how frustrating it is to have their front seat passenger dramatically grab the door and stomp on an imaginary brake pedal when they think the driver isn’t braking fast enough. Nissan defect attorneys have learned of something even more frustrating—allegedly unpredictable automatic emergency braking systems in multiple models.

A proposed class action lawsuit claims the Nissan automatic emergency braking system is itself a “safety hazard with a mind of its own” rather than the safety feature it is intended to be.


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Monday, November 26, 2018

Ford to Recall Nearly 1.5 Million Focus Vehicles

Q: Why is my Ford Focus stalling?

Instead of a holiday card, certain Ford Focus owners and lessees can expect something special from their automaker before the holidays in December: an auto recall.

Ford defects attorneys have learned that nearly 1.5 million Ford Focus cars with 2-Liter GDI or GTDI engines may have defective canister purge valves (“CPVs”) that can cause multiple problems in 2012 –2018 models.

According to numerous complaining vehicle owners, the problematic CPVs can cause the following issues:


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Monday, November 12, 2018

Honda Rising Oil Levels an Issue in Some CR-Vs

Q: What happens if gas leaks into the oil?

Honda defects attorneys have become aware of an apparent problem with the 2017–2018 Honda CRV vehicles with 1.5 – liter engines. An investigation is reportedly underway due to numerous owner complaints about “irregularly high oil levels” which Honda claims are “primarily from the northern areas of the country during extreme cold weather conditions” -- though it should be noted that complaints have also reportedly been received also been received from warm climate areas as well. In addition, certain Hondas in China have reportedly been affected by the same issue.


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Monday, October 22, 2018

Defective Auto Glass Trumps DWI in Injury Liability Apportionment

Q: Can a drunk driver win an auto defect-based personal injury lawsuit?

Sometimes a design defect in a vehicle will result in an auto recall.  Other times, a design defect in a vehicle will be blamed for a serious personal injury or death of the vehicle owner after an accident involving that vehicle.

Such was the case in a personal injury lawsuit based on an alleged Ford auto defect in a 1999 Ford Explorer. Reportedly, the owner of the Explorer rolled the car over resulting in his left arm being severed.

The basis of the owner’s claim was that “he lost his arm because the window glass was tempered and not laminated” and that “laminated glass has plastic layers to keep broken pieces intact”.


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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Power Steering Problem Lead to GM Truck and SUV Recall


Q: What happens when power-steering fails?

General Motors auto recalls attorneys have learned that a power-steering system failure has resulted in over 1 million GM trucks and SUVs being recalled by the popular auto manufacturer. “About 30 crashes due to the temporary loss of power-assisted steering” have been reported, according to a spokesman for the automaker, resulting in two known injuries, but reportedly no known fatalities.

Allegedly, the power-steering “may momentarily fail before suddenly returning during low-speed turns”.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mercedes Paint Defect Suit Has Owners Seeing Mars Red

Q: Can a car be recalled over a paint defect?

When people hear of auto recalls, they often think of catastrophic injuries and deaths caused by defective airbags and engine system failures. But safety issues aren’t the only things that lead to auto recalls.


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