Hyundai SUV Recall

Hyundai SUV Recall

Hyundai SUV Recall: Tucson at Issue According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai Motor Co. has announced a voluntary recall of nearly 138,000 of their Tucson SUVs because they discovered that the air bags located in the steering wheel were incorrectly mounted, and that two bolts attaching the air bag assembly may not be tight enough and could potentially cause everything to come loose, which could increase the likelihood of serious injury in ...

Toyota Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles

Toyota Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles

Toyota Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles It's just not a good time to be a large car maker, apparently. General Motors is facing a lot of scrutiny over its troubles with faulty ignition switches, and now Toyota Motor Corp., the world's largest automaker, has issued a recall of about 6.4 million of its vehicles worldwide, including just over 2.3 million vehicles in the United States, based on five different defects. This latest recall includes a total of 27 ...

BMW Recalling Motorcycles

BMW Recalling Motorcycles

BMW Recalling Motorcycles: 51,000 Bikes Affected According to a recent posting on BMW’s website, the auto and motorcycle manufacturer is recalling approximately 51,000 motorcycles due to a fuel leak.  Most of the motorcycles included in the recall are R and K series motorcycles manufactured between 2005 and 2011. Approximately 14 months ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating the subject motorcycle models due to an increase in customer complaints concerning fuel leaks.  Following this ...

Fatal Limo Fire Prompts Lawsuit

Fatal Limo Fire Prompts Lawsuit

Fatal Limo Fire Prompts Lawsuit: Five Perished On May 4, 2013, a limousine carrying nine nurses caught fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in the greater San Francisco Bay area.  The nine women passengers were out for a night of celebrating the impending wedding of one of the passengers, Neriza Fojas, a 31-year old registered nurse from Fresno, CA.  She was scheduled to travel to her home in the Philippines in June, where her family anxiously ...

Motorcycle & SUV Brake Recall

Motorcycle & SUV Brake Recall

Motorcycle & SUV Brake Recall:  Nissan, Suzuki Issue Recalls There have been a lot of vehicle recalls this year based on failure of systems designed to keep you safe. And there is nothing on your vehicle that is more crucial to keeping you safe than the braking system. It's the braking system that has led Nissan Motor Co Ltd to issue a recall for more than 188,000 sport utility vehicles (SUV) worldwide. The problem they cite is ...

Toyota Recalls Sienna Minivans

Toyota Recalls Sienna Minivans

Toyota Recalls Sienna Minivans One of the most important safety features on every vehicle is the lock on the gear shifter that engages any time your vehicle is in park. With that engaged, there is no way to move the shift lever without simultaneously pressing the brake pedal This prevents anyone; you, or one of your children, or even a pet, from accidentally shifting the car out of gear and causing it to roll, which can ...

Speed Limits Rise in Many States

Speed Limits Rise in Many States

Speed Limits Rise in Many States:  Some Roads Now at 85 MPH Sammy Hagar sang it best when he shouted “I can’t drive 55” into a microphone in the 1980s.  Apparently, decades later, several states are using his song as a springboard for action.  In Texas, motorists like to drive fast.  Travel down Highway 45 in between Austin and San Antonio and you will see why.  On this famous stretch of divided, toll road, the posted ...

Hyundai Verdict Regarding Defective Vehicle

Hyundai Verdict Regarding Defective Vehicle

Hyundai Verdict Regarding Defective Vehicle A jury in Pulaski County, Virginia, concluded that a car manufactured by Hyundai was defective and unreasonably dangerous and awarded a Virginia man $14,000,000 in damages. According to documents filed with the court, Zachary Duncan was severely injured in a 2010 auto accident when his 2008 Hyundai Tiburon left the roadway and collided with a tree on the driver’s side.  Mr. Duncan’s Tiburon was equipped with side impact air bags, which are ...

Ford Child Lock Recall

Ford Child Lock Recall

Ford Child Lock Recall Lawyers Discuss Ford Recall Ford announced a recall involving 13,100 vehicles due to defects in the rear passenger, child safety locks.  The defect allows the child safety locks incorporated into the rear passenger doors to automatically turn off, which would allow the passenger doors to be opened from the inside, unexpectedly, while the vehicle is in motion. The vehicles included in the recall are the Ford Explorer, Ford Taurus, and Lincoln MKS.  The ...

Jeep Wrangler Recall

Jeep Wrangler Recall

Jeep Wrangler Recall: Texas Automotive Defect Lawyers Discuss New Jeep Recall The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) recently requested that Chrysler recall 2.7 million older-model Jeeps due to a fire hazard.  Chrysler refused NHTSA’s request but did agree to a lesser recall of more than a half a million vehicles. The recall includes the following models: 409,000 Jeep Patriot and Compass SUVs (model years 2010 and 2012) 221,000 Jeep Wranglers (model years 2012 and 2013) According to the recall documents ...