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Class-Action Accuses Audi of Dangerous Start/Stop System Defect

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There are two complaints in this class-action lawsuit against Audi. The first is that defective components in Audi’s start/stop system can lead to dangerous failures. These include unpredictable acceleration, delayed braking, and issues with the power steering. The second allegation is that Audi knew about these problems and sold the vehicles anyway. The second… Read More »

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Plaintiffs Hit Snag in Defective Windshield Lawsuit Against Subaru

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Attorneys for Subaru have raised several key points in a class-action lawsuit alleging that their windshields are defective. Customers began reporting encountering seemingly random windshield chips and cracks that could potentially cause accidents. The plaintiffs allege that some Subaru vehicles hand windshields that are prone to cracking. Subaru, of course, denies the claim. In… Read More »

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Subaru Files Motion to Dismiss in Defective WIndshield Lawsuit

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Several Subaru owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company after claiming that their windshields are defective and prone to spontaneously cracking. Drivers say that Subaru dealerships refused to either compensate or fix the damaged windshields instead blaming their customers’ driving habits. They also say that Subaru failed to inform them prior to… Read More »

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Mustang Owners Suing Ford Over Defective Manual Transmission

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Recently, Ford agreed to buy back vehicles with defective automatic transmissions from the Focus and Fiesta vehicles. The buy back could cost Ford nearly half a billion dollars. Now, Ford is facing another problem, this time with their flagship muscle car, the Mustang. The worst part of the problem is that the affected transmissions… Read More »

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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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