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Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Gets Praise, Money for Recall Program

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The federal government and the NHTSA gave rare praise and money to the State of Ohio for their proactive auto recall program. The Ohio BMV will receive $1.3 million to continue its program of notifying customers of vehicle recalls. The program may lay the groundwork for a federal program to be adopted by the… Read More »

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Ford Bronco Sport SUVs Recalled Due to Rollover Risk

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When Ford announced that it would be bringing back the Bronco, many SUV enthusiasts who enjoy their vehicles for offroading were duly thrilled by the news. The first came off the line in November. Now, Ford announced the second recall related to the popular SUV that has many customers worried about the vehicle’s safety…. Read More »

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Kinsman Couple Sues After Trailer Dumps Load on Their Vehicle

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Do you know how folks tend to believe that one driver who rear-ends another driver is always responsible for the accident? Well, that’s not true. However, when a tractor-trailer dumps a load on your vehicle, it is true that the trucking company is always responsible for that accident. Why? Well, the trucking company is… Read More »

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Personal Injury Lawyer Faces RICO Charges After Staging Truck Accidents

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Yes, the livelihood of a personal injury lawyer is dependent on someone being injured by no fault of their own. However, we don’t go out and create accidents to build our practice. We build our practice by fighting passionately for our clients whose lives are forever changed because of a major traffic accident. One… Read More »

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Software Defects in Auto Vehicles

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

As the technology gets better and better, and science fiction turns into reality, the complexity of auto parts and services grows and grows. This has led to a situation where a number of vehicles are being recalled due to software issues. The spike is worrisome for a number of reasons. In this article, we’ll… Read More »

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Auto Recall Clustering: What is It?

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Doesn’t it seem like auto recalls all happen in clusters? For those of us who follow auto recalls in the news, the phenomenon of auto recall clustering is something we have eyes on. Essentially, the phenomenon involves auto companies and their suppliers all filing recalls together so that it doesn’t hurt any one company… Read More »

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Daimler AG Hit With $30M Fine for Recall Failure

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Daimler AG, a German truck manufacturer, will be required to forfeit $30M to the U.S. Government over allegations that they failed to recall their trucks in a timely manner. This is the second investigation into Daimler AG vehicles within the last two years. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says that Daimler failed to… Read More »

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Volvo Initiates Safety Recall

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Volvo recently initiated a recall of nearly 3,000 vehicles related to the onboard safety system. For years, Volvo has held the reputation of being among the most safety-conscious manufacturers in the world. The recalled vehicles include 2021 Volvo V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC60, and XC90. The defect rate on these… Read More »

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First Grade Teacher Killed in Flying Tire Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A Massachusetts woman died after a tire came loose from a passing vehicle and struck the windshield of her car. The victim, Mary Beth MacKay was a beloved area first-grade teacher at Forest Avenue Elementary School where she had worked for the past 12 years. She left behind a husband and two daughters. Police… Read More »

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Park Your Hyundai Outside, Says Hyundai After Recall

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Hyundai has instructed owners to park their Hyundais outside after several Hyundai vehicles caught fire. According to Hyundai an electrical short in the onboard computer can result in spontaneous fires. Those stored in garages are liable to start on fire, spreading the fire from the garage to the house. According to Hyundai, the impacted… Read More »

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