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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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Volvo Recalls 250,000 Vehicles Due to Defective Seatbelt

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The exact number of vehicles that Volvo announced a recall of is 244,800. The recall is related to potentially defective seatbelt fasteners. The recall was initiated in China, and several Volvo models were subject to the recall, which will begin in January of 2021 in China and August 25th in the U.S. The earliest… Read More »

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Takata Consultant Warns “Millions” of Cars Have Defective Airbags

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Since the early part of the 2000s, when we were still grieving the trauma of 9/11, a story made headlines that undergirded the depths of corporate greed. Japanese autoparts manufacturer Takata supplied airbags to all of the major auto manufacturers in Japan and the United States. These airbags had a catastrophic defect that would… Read More »

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Honda Pays $96.5 Million to Settle Takata Airbag Lawsuits

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Honda will pay $96.5 million to settle lawsuits brought forth by attorney generals in 46 states across the U.S. The probe was related to defective Takata airbags that had a propensity to explode in humid climates, injuring or killing passengers and drivers. Takata was an example of the dark side of the auto industry…. Read More »

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Lawsuit Alleges Defective Tesla Airbags, Seatbelts Failed in Crash

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A lawsuit filed by a Maryland woman against Tesla alleges that a Model 3’s airbags failed to deploy in a severe car accident she was involved in. According to the plaintiffs, their vehicle was traveling in the left-hand lane when another vehicle attempted to merge. The vehicle struck the Model 3 on the left-hand… Read More »

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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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