Acura Recall

Acura Recall

Malfunction Leads to Acura Recall for Automatic Brakes Sometimes, it seems as if some new vehicle technology is released before it's actually ready, and sometimes that can put drivers and others on the road in a less-safe position. Case in point: Honda has issued a voluntary recall of two of its Acura vehicles because of a problem with their highly sophisticated automatic emergency braking systems, which can malfunction, thus putting the vehicles at greater risk of ...

GM Criminal Charges?

GM Criminal Charges

Will the Department of Justice Bring GM Criminal Charges? Investigators with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) are suggesting that criminal charges could be brought when it comes to the failure of General Motors to disclose a crucial defect in ignition switches that has so far resulted in 104 deaths. As a result, the company is currently negotiating a settlement with the federal government that could actually dwarf the $1.2 billion paid by Toyota last year because ...

Takata Airbags

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Replacing Takata Airbags Could Take Years According to officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at the current rate of repair, it will take many years to fix every vehicle with a potentially explosive Takata airbag, and it's difficult to imagine the timeline will accelerate anytime soon. So far, out of the 17 million vehicles targeted for recall because of at least one faulty airbag, only two million had been repaired by the end ...

More Chrysler Recalls

More Chrysler Recalls

Problems with Transmissions, Airbags Lead to More Chrysler Recalls It has already been a difficult year for Fiat-Chrysler America (FCA), and it doesn't look to be getting better any time soon, as the company announced two more voluntary recalls Thursday, affecting more than 62,000 vehicles. The largest of the two actions covers vehicles equipped with manual transmissions, including Jeep Liberty and Wranglers and Dodge Vipers, all from model year 2006. The recall was initiated when engineers from FCA discovered ...

Fiat Chrysler Wrongful Death Verdict

Fiat Chrysler Wrongful Death Verdict

Fiat Chrysler Wrongful Death Verdict Awards Family $150 Million Last week, a Georgia jury ruled against Fiat Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, and awarded a family in that state $150 million in a wrongful death lawsuit that was brought after a fiery car crash took the life of the family's four-year-old son, Remington Walden. The verdict came after a trial in Decatur County that lasted about two weeks. The family had maintained that the death ...

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 ...