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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Double Ram Truck Recalls Make For Rocky Start to 2019


Are there two new Ram truck auto recalls?

“Guts. Glory. Ram.” is one slogan attached to Ram trucks. But with the headaches 2019 has already brought, some might suggest the slogan be “Guts.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Allegations of Defective Active Head Restraint Systems


Are Chrysler Fiat’s active head restraint systems defective?

Talk about a pain in the neck.

Chrysler Fiat defects attorneys have learned of a proposed class action lawsuit against the automaker resulting from some of their allegedly defective active head restraint systems.

The active head restraint system is designed to move the headrest forward in the event of a collision to protect the occupants from a whiplash injury in a rear-end crash.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Jeep Extended Warranty Sparks New Jersey Lawsuit


What recourse do I have if I buy a car warranty that can’t be used?

Pennsylvania and New Jersey breach of warranty attorneys are watching with interest an extended warranty lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against WS Aftermarket Services Corporation and Warranty Solutions Management Corporation.
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Aviator Hopes to Soar with Symphonic Chimes Alert System


Will symphonic chimes be a safe alert system alternative to standard warning alarms?

Ford defects attorneys know that the automaker – – like its competitor giants – – has to periodically contend with various safety and performance issues in many of the offerings in its line. For example, nearly every automotive manufacturer was impacted by the exploding Takata airbag recall-- the largest auto recall in history. On the flip side of safety, automakers attract buyers through luxury and novel features.

Ford Motor Company offers luxury vehicles under its Lincoln Motor Company division. High-end consumers, having paid premium prices for the expectation of superior safety and performance, may be less patient when faced with aRead more . . .


Monday, November 19, 2018

Chevy Shake Headache

Q: What is causing certain GMs and Chevys to shake?

General Motors defects attorneys have learned of an apparent “mysterious recurring issue” affecting certain GM full-size trucks and SUVs. The alleged problem causes the affected vehicles to vibrate excessively resulting in their owners complaining of headaches and dizziness when the vehicles reach certain varying speeds, not all of which are exceptionally fast. The alleged problem is also causing headaches for the automaker’s engineers who have yet to pinpoint the cause or find an effective resolution.

The Chevy problem, reportedly affecting vehicles including certain Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierras has earned the nickname the “Chevy Shake” and is the subject of complaints “in online forums and in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s complaints sections”.


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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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Monday, October 15, 2018

Honda Earth Dreams Engines are Nightmares for Some Owners

Q: How can I get an auto maker to replace a defective engine?

When someone buys or leases a new car, there is an expectation that it should be relatively problem-free for many years. Accordingly, the Lemon Law protects consumers in instances where the new car they received fails to live up to those expectations.

Specifically, the Lemon Law covers consumers when their new car has a defect —within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles (Pennsylvania) or 24 months or 24,000 miles (New Jersey)— that hasn’t been repaired after three attempts. In order to qualify as a “lemon”, the defect must be substantial and must decrease the vehicle’s resale value, make the vehicle unsafe, or impact the vehicles normal functions.

In Pennsylvania, if defect has not been repaired after three attempts, or the vehicle has been out of service for 30 days or more, (or 20 days in New Jersey), you may have a Lemon Law claim. New Jersey has more complicated procedural rules for Lemon Law claims including giving the manufacturer one last chance to fix the defect after the vehicle has had two failed repair attempts or has been 20 days out of service. A skilled Lemon Law attorney can review the particulars with you for free.


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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New Jersey Makes Noise Over Audi Q7 Replacement Brakes

Q: What can I do if my dealer uses defective replacement parts?

Most auto defect cases involve silent problems that drivers may not even notice are going on under the hood. But when the defect involves squeaky brakes, the owner – – and the whole neighborhood – – knows about it.

New Jersey Audi defects attorneys have filed a brake-squealing class action lawsuit against the manufacturer on behalf of all New Jersey Audi Q7 owners and lessees “who had brakes installed by Audi dealers between July 19, 2012 to present”. The suit does not affect the original, factory-installed Q7 brakes, only the Audi Q7 replacement brake parts.


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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Help My New Car is a Lemon

Q: What is the New Jersey Lemon Law?

We’ve all heard the expression "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade". The premise behind it suggests keeping the lemon and burdening yourself to find a way to make something good from a bad situation. This might work with lemonade, but it doesn't work with brand new cars.


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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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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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