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Volkswagen Announces Recall of Beatles with Faulty Airbags

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It seems like every week we’re talking about Takata airbags, even several years after it was discovered that their airbags had a faulty component that could cause the safety device to explode in the victim’s face. Several deaths occurred in the U.S., but even more have been reported worldwide. When it was discovered that… Read More »

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Armored Truck Company Faces Wrongful Death After Safety Lapses

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The armored truck company GardaWorld is under fire after accidents with Garda trucks resulted in 22 deaths across the U.S. over the past decade. The most recent lawsuit, a wrongful death filed by the family of a 73-year-old man, alleges that GardaWorld employed a driver with no CDL and a suspended driver’s license to… Read More »

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GM Issues Recall Related to Chevy Bolt Fire Hazard

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Electric vehicles have taken a beating recently. Tesla just announced the recall of Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X vehicles in China, and now GM has recently issued a recall related to their Chevy Bolt model, the electric vehicle that operates primarily on a lithium-ion battery. The Bolts were recalled amid concerns that… Read More »

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Ferrari Recalls 812 Superfast Over Window Problem

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Ferrari in concert with the NHTSA has recalled over 1,000 Ferrari 812 Superfast cars that apparently suffer from an “incorrect bonding” of the rear window. This can result in the rear window detaching from the vehicle. Ferrari has corrected the issue on the assembly line but will need to replace the windows on over… Read More »

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Exploding Air Bag Sets Off Volvo Recall

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No, this time it was not Takata’s fault. The inflators were produced by a company called ZF/TRW, and the NHTSA believes that this inflator suffered a similar catastrophic failure as the Takata airbags that set off one of the largest auto part recall and litigation events in human history. The Takata airbags were recalled… Read More »

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Tesla Recalls 30,000 Vehicles in China

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Tesla has issued a recall for over 30,000 Model S and Model X vehicles in China, the State Administration for Market Regulation told the press. The issues are related to two defects in the suspension, although Tesla warned that some vehicles may have both. The defects involve just about every Tesla vehicle sold in… Read More »

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Tesla Model Y Roof Flies Off Vehicle on Drive Home

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While Tesla has been at the forefront of every major innovation in the world of vehicles, it’s also had some quality-control problems that have cost customers, in some cases, their lives. This recent incident involves the Tesla Model Y. If you don’t know what a Tesla Model Y is, the car has a single… Read More »

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Takata Air Bag Inflator Has Another Kill on its Name

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Takata Corporation has another death hanging over its head. An exploding airbag inflator killed its 26th driver just recently. We’ve written on our blog extensively about the Takata Airbag situation. It is one of the worst auto parts scandals in recent memory. What’s Wrong with Takata Airbags? To put this in the simplest possible… Read More »

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Ford and BMW Recall Plug-In Hybrids Over Fire Risk

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Over 20,000 Ford vehicles were recalled in Europe after seven of them caught fire while recharging. BMW has recalled 26,000 of its vehicles globally. The issue appears to be related to the lithium-ion battery. Additionally, the NHTSA opened an investigation into Chevy’s Bolt, which is currently their only all-electric vehicle. Tesla has also had… Read More »

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Owners File Class-Action Against Hyundai and Kia

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The court will need to decide on whether a new class-action lawsuit can move forward against Hyundai and Kia. The founding class member alleges that Hyundai and Kia sold thousands of vehicles with a potentially deadly defect. The defect is related to the vehicle’s anti-lock braking system, according to the lawsuit and the hydraulic… Read More »

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