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Jeep and Dodge Face Class-Action Related to Anti-Rollover Tech

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Owners of various Jeep vehicles and Dodge Rams have recently filed a class-action lawsuit against Jeep and Dodge related to the disconnect mechanism on the electronic sway bar is potentially defective. This technology prevents top-heavy vehicles like Jeeps from rolling over. If the mechanism fails, the vehicle could potentially rollover causing serious injury and… Read More »

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Which Auto Part Defects Cause the Most Accidents?

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While the most common cause of car accidents is still operator error, defective auto parts can contribute to accidents or even be the sole cause of accidents. When this happens, it’s generally not the driver who is held liable for the accident, but the company that manufactured the defective auto part. In this article,… Read More »

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Ford Begins Settling Claims Related to Defective Transmission

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Ford has begun settling claims related to their PowerShift automatic transmission according to recent documents. The claims could top $20,000 a piece. Vehicles that were found to have a defective transmission include the Ford Fiesta and the Ford Focus, which are compact and subcompact vehicles. An estimated 1.5 million vehicles were manufactured with the… Read More »

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How Many People Die Each Year Due to Tire Blowouts?

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In an age where it’s become commonplace to compare things to the coronavirus, is it also possible that tire blowouts cause more deaths than the virus? The answer, as a matter of fact, is no. Each year, there are roughly 78,000 crashes related to tire blowout accidents. Roughly 400 of those individuals will die… Read More »

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Toyota Facing Defective Brakes Lawsuit

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A class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of Toyota owners who claim a brake defect is affecting thousands of Avalon, Camry, and Prius models. The defect is present on Prius cars built from 2010 to 2015 and Prius PHV models 2012 to 2015. It also impacts Camry Hybrids built from 2013 to 2015 and… Read More »

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The Danger of Potholes to Your Suspension

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We have it a bit easier than Canada when it comes to our roads. Every year, as the snow melts and winter gives way to spring, it becomes what is known as “pothole season”. Millions of Canadians and Northern Americans will experience pothole season and the type of damage it can do to their… Read More »

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Two Seriously Injured in Accident with Semi-Truck

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Two octogenarians, George and Patricia Schultz, were seriously injured after a tractor-trailer suffered a tire blowout. They had to be airlifted to a Reno hospital after the accident. The Schultzes were heading westbound on the SR-88 when a semi-truck driven by Juan C. Hernandez of Vacaville, California suffered a catastrophic tire blowout, crossed the… Read More »

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Ambulance Tires Blow Out in Virginia

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A patient in the back of the ambulance alongside the EMT who was caring for him remember first hearing a loud noise like a shotgun blast. The ambulance suddenly jerked left. The driver was able to successfully maneuver the vehicle to the shoulder of the highway. Less than two weeks later, another similar incident… Read More »

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Two People Left Dead After Semi Tire Explodes

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An accident involving two semi-trucks and passenger car left two dead in Ohio on September 17th, 2019. Investigators determined that the cause of the crash was a tire blowout. The first semi was driving southbound when the left front tire blew out. The truck crossed the median, heading into oncoming traffic. The truck struck… Read More »

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Elected Official Killed in Tire Blowout Accident

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Two died in a crash on the I-71, one of whom was Karen Stutrud of Oregonia. She was the fiscal officer of Washington Twp. The crash that took one other life shut down the highway in both directions. The other fatality was Timothy Brown Sr. who was 55 years of age. The crash occurred… Read More »

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