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Monthly Archives: September 2020

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Honda Pays $96.5 Million to Settle Takata Airbag Lawsuits

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Honda will pay $96.5 million to settle lawsuits brought forth by attorney generals in 46 states across the U.S. The probe was related to defective Takata airbags that had a propensity to explode in humid climates, injuring or killing passengers and drivers. Takata was an example of the dark side of the auto industry…. Read More »

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Lawsuit Alleges Defective Tesla Airbags, Seatbelts Failed in Crash

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A lawsuit filed by a Maryland woman against Tesla alleges that a Model 3’s airbags failed to deploy in a severe car accident she was involved in. According to the plaintiffs, their vehicle was traveling in the left-hand lane when another vehicle attempted to merge. The vehicle struck the Model 3 on the left-hand… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Man Dies in Tire Blowout Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Brandon Deeck, a 24-year-old man from Pennsylvania, died after his pickup truck suffered a tire blowout on the highway. State police determined that the cause of the accident was tire failure. Deeck was hauling a trailer with a boat on it when the accident occurred. His pickup ran off the roadway and onto the… Read More »

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Teen Dies in Tire Blowout Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Seventeen-year-old Maryan C. Smith was ejected from her vehicle after a tire blew out. Smith was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The 17-year-old ran off the roadway after the blowout. Her vehicle overturned, ejecting Smith. She was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time, the cause of the tire… Read More »

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Will the NHTSA Take Action Against Goodyear?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Goodyear is now under investigation after several years of complaints filed against the company over its G159 tire. Goodyear maintains that the tire is safe to use on motorhomes, but its failure rate seems to indicate otherwise. The tires were first manufactured for urban delivery vehicles that operate in stop-and-go traffic. It was then… Read More »

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Subaru Faces Defective Fuel Pump Class-Action

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Subaru is facing two class-action lawsuits at the moment. The first is related to windshields that seem to mysteriously crack on their own. The second is related to defective fuel pumps. The class-action lawsuit will seek damages for Subaru drivers who own one of the models with a defective fuel pump. Subaru has since… Read More »

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