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Vehicle Recalls

Honda Airbag Recall

Honda Airbag Recall Expands Again The recall of vehicles because of defective Takata airbags continues to grow. Late yesterday,  Honda Motor Co. announced that it has added an additional 772,000 in the United States to the number of vehicles they have already recalled, bringing the total Honda airbag recall to about 11.4 million vehicles. The…

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Airbag Defects, Automotive Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

Honda Civic Recall

Parking Brake Problem Leads to Honda Civic Recall Vehicle recalls have been setting records for several years now, and the numbers keep piling up. Too often, manufacturers put vehicles on the market and then find problems with them that could put vehicle owners and their families at risk and they have a duty to fix those….

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Automotive Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

GM Airbag Recall

Now, There’s a GM Airbag Recall for a Software Problem The Takata exploding airbag issues are a serious problem, to be sure, because they involve airbags that may present a danger when they deploy. However, General Motors has possibly topped that, as they have issued a recall for 4.3 million vehicles because of a software…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

Fiat Chrysler Lawsuit

Fiat Chrysler America (FCA), like many car makers and other manufacturing companies, have a legal and a moral duty to recall all defective products as soon as they find out about the defect. This is especially true when it comes to potentially lethal products like passenger vehicles. Now, a month and a half after actor…

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Automotive Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

Ford Airbag Recall

Driver Fatality Leads to Ford Airbag Recall According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2015 was a record year for vehicle recalls, led by recalls for airbags manufactured by Takata, and 2016 seems to be starting out as a continuation of that trend, with Ford’s announcement yesterday that it has issued a voluntary recall…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

Hyundai Recall

Defective Power Steering Triggers Hyundai Recall Earlier this week, Hyundai issued a voluntary recall of more than 263,000 vehicles because of a potential problem with the power steering that could increase the risk of a crash. According to documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall covers Elantra sedans from model years…

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Automotive Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

Chrysler Pickups Recalled

Nearly 67,000 Chrysler Pickups Recalled Because of Ignition System Problem The end of the worst year for automobile recalls in history is ending the way it began, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC announcing a voluntary recall of about 67,000 pickup trucks from model years 2006 and 2007 because of a problem with the ignition…

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Automotive Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

Audis Recalled

Audi Recalled for Airbag Software Defect According to a release by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), German luxury automaker Audi has decided to issue a voluntary recall of more than 100,000 of their luxury sedans and station wagons sold in the United States, as part of a worldwide recall of 850,000 vehicles, because of a glitch they discovered…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

Mandatory Electronic Safety Standards

NHTSA Mulls Mandatory Electronic Safety Standards for Vehicles In a notice released earlier today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it is seriously considering a series of mandatory electronic safety standards and requirements. In the notice, the agency asked the largest automakers to consider seriously whether voluntary standards for vehicle electronics make…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls