Fiat Chrysler Child Death Trial

Fiat Chrysler Child Death Trial

Fiat Chrysler Child Death Trial Could Result in GM-Style Recall In June 2012, a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was rear-ended by another car at an intersection in a small town in Georgia as 4-year-old Remington Walden was being driven to a tennis lesson by an aunt. The rear end crash caused the Cherokee to burst into flames and the fire spread so fast, the little boy didn't have a chance. According to experts, the child died a ...

GM Recall Deaths

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GM Recall Deaths Continue to Climb Every Monday, the number of families ruled eligible for compensation for deaths due to  crashes caused by defective ignition switches in General Motors vehicles is updated, and the numbers keep going up. The number, which started at 13 when GM announced the initial recall a year ago and stayed there for quite some time, now stands at 64. That's up from 57 a week ago. And since claims are still ...

Luxury Car Recalls

Luxury Car Recalls

Serious Defects Lead to Luxury Car Recalls The problem of automotive defects isn't limited to just run-of-the-mill vehicles. It also reaches into the luxury car brands quite often.  This week is a perfect example of that. To begin the week, General Motors announced a voluntary recall of nearly 67,000 of their 2013 through 2015 Cadillac ATS compact sport sedans because of a potential problem with its sunroofs, which can close automatically even if they are barely touched. Because ...

Jaguar Land Rover Recall

Jaguar Land Rover Recall

Brake Problems, Lights Lead to 100,000+ Jaguar Land Rover Recall The epidemic of vehicle recalls is hitting some luxury brands. The latest example of this is a voluntary recall issued by British automaker Jaguar Land Rover for more than 100,000 vehicles in the United States because of problems with brake hoses and lights. In all, the recall includes nearly 75,000 Range Rovers from model years 2006 through 2012 because of the potential for a rupture in the hose of either ...

GM Defect Deaths

GM Defect Deaths Hit a Milestone About a year ago, it was discovered that millions of General Motors vehicles had a potentially very dangerous defect involving the ignition switches on millions of vehicles, and involved a wide number of makes and models. In these defective vehicles, if the ignition switch was in the “on” position, the keys could be jostled, and result in the switch moving to the "off" or "accessory" position, which could result in the ...

More Recalls in 2015

More Recalls in 2015

NHTSA: After a Record 2014, We Could See More Recalls in 2015 The incoming administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has suggested that as bad as automobile recalls were in 2014, when records were obliterated, increased public attention on vehicle could result in a 2015 that breaks even those records. Given that last year saw more than 60 million vehicle recalls, that would be no small feat.  That total was more than double the ...

Motorcycle Safety Recall

Motorcycle Safety Recall

Harley Davidson Issues a Motorcycle Safety Recall The spike in recalls that has rocked carmakers all year has apparently spread to manufacturers of other types of vehicles, as well. Harley-Davidson Motor Company has issued a voluntary recall for about 4,700 model year 2014 and 2015 FLS Softail motorcycles, because of a defect that makes the bikes fail basic federal safety standards. According to the company, the motorcycles, which were manufactured between March 25, 2013 and October 2, 2014, ...

Airbag Recall Hearing

Airbag Recall Hearing

Takata Airbag Recall Hearing Held in U.S. House The pressure continues to mount for automakers to expand their voluntary recalls of vehicles equipped with airbags manufactured by Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata Corp., although most are resisting. For example, while both refuse to fully expand the recall, Chrysler Group LLC added more than 149,000 pickups to its recall list, and Ford Motor Co. added 13,000 vehicles to its list. So far, only Honda Motor Co. has agreed ...

Volkswagen Recall

Volkswagen Recall

Volkswagen Recall for Potentially Deadly Suspension Problem Volkswagen has issued a voluntary recall of more than 440,000 of its vehicles because of a problem that can cause a failure of the rear suspension if the vehicles aren't repaired properly after a crash. Included in the recall are Jettas from model years 2011 through 2013 and Beetles from model years 2012 and 2013. According to documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier today, the ...

Takata Airbag Recall Widens

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Takata Airbag Recall Widens to include more Nissan, Honda Vehicles The airbag systems on vehicles are supposed to be designed to keep the passengers in the vehicle safe in case of an accident. Unfortunately, the possibility of the airbag not working properly or even killing you in an accident has increased. The list of vehicles equipped with potentially faulty Takata airbags  continues to grow. As this week started, automakers Nissan and Honda added even more vehicles to ...