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Honda Recalls Faulty Tires Linked To Pilot And Passport

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Honda recently announced the recall of over 1,000 vehicles related to faulty tires on their Honda Pilot and Passport models. Models built in 2019 and 2020 appear to have the problem. Honda believes that the tires could rupture while in motion. For those of you who have read our blog posts in the past,… Read More »

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Tire Blowout Accident Sends Two to Hospital

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Two were sent to the hospital after a 21-year-old woman lost control of her car following a tire blowout. The vehicle reportedly was sent airborne on I-75, striking a barrier before it collided with another car. The vehicle then burst into flames. Both victims were airlifted to the hospital. The Accident As soon as… 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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Jeep Faces Customer Complaints Over Delayed Fuel Pump Fix

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The pandemic is playing havoc with many areas of society, and auto recalls are among them. Fiat Chrysler mailed recall notices concerning a defective fuel pump relay in January. However, customers, some of whom have vehicles that stall out while idling, are still waiting for their vehicles to be serviced. According to Fiat Chrysler… Read More »

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New Bill Prevents GSA from Selling Recalled Vehicles

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A new bill drafted by two house Democrats will prevent the General Services Administration from selling recalled vehicles to the public. This should shock the moral bearings of every American. The fact that a government agency was allowed to sell recalled vehicles with dangerous defects to the American public without consequence is, frankly, shocking…. Read More »

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The Cyber Tire from Pirelli

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Everything seems as if it’s “smart” nowadays. You can get smart refrigerators, smart lights, smart locks for your doors, and now smart tires. What exactly makes a tire smart? According to Pirelli, the manufacturer of the new “Cyber Tire”, their tires can sense if you’re losing traction and radio that information to you while… Read More »

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Factors Contributing to Large Truck Tire Blowouts

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Large trucking companies are required by law to conduct inspections of their tires on a routine basis, conduct inspections of their tires before leaving on a delivery, and conduct inspections of their tires while their trucks are out on the road after each day. It is largely because they fail to conduct these inspections… Read More »

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Lug Nut Lawsuit Tossed

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A class-action lawsuit involving bad lug nuts was tossed out of court this month when the judge presiding over the case determined that the plaintiffs had not provided enough evidence to proceed. The suit was filed in 2017 when owners complained that delaminating lug nuts resulted in out-of-pocket costs, safety concerns, and a loss… Read More »

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Tire Valve Stem Class Action Hits Bump in the Road

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A product liability lawsuit against Chrysler has been partially dismissed. Plaintiffs claimed that tire valve stems and caps were prone to corroding. These particular valves were tied into the tire pressure gages that informed drivers when their tire pressure was less than optimal and dangerously low. Plaintiffs also claimed that the failure of these… Read More »

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Feds Refrain from Conducting Investigation into Recalled Michelin Tires

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in December of 2018 that it would not be conducting an investigation into defective Michelin tires amid a 2012 recall of the Michelin XZU-3 305/85/R22.5 Load Range J series that were fitted to large busses. This is not a major surprise considering the underfunded department considers… Read More »

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