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10 Million vehicles affected in Airbag Recall

On June 23, 2014, major auto manufacturers Honda, Mazda and Nissan recalled an additional 3 million vehicles worldwide for defects in airbags supplied by Takata Corp.  The total number of vehicles recalled for the same airbag now reaches 10.5 million.  Vehicles from Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Ford, Chrysler, and BMW have been affected.  The airbags’ defect was caused by the …

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Dangers of Defective Fuel Systems

Ask anyone the most terrifying way to die and most will tell you – being burned alive.  There is absolutely no excuse for people to be burned as a result of defectively designed fuel systems.  If a person survives the collision itself, they should not perish from a fuel fed fire.  This simple truth is often not always adhered to …

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Dangers of Third Row Seats

The minimum standards for seat back strength are thirty-two years old and woefully inadequate.  In  rear – end collisions, seat backs often fail, causing catastrophic injury and death. The dangers of seat failures are especially high in third-row seats that are located at the very rear of the vehicle, often only inches from the rear bumper.  Mike Brownlee, former head …

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Air Bags – Deceitful Killers

Air bag technology has been around since the 1960’s.  For years, the manufacturers lobbied Congress and President Nixon not to require air bags in vehicles.  Eventually, the device was put into many vehicles.  Often, the device saves lives; unfortunately, the manufacturers often design the air bags in critically defective ways. The deployment of the air bag can be improper and …

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Yamaha Road Star Motorcycle Transmission Recall

Yamaha Motor Corporation is recalling certain 2001, 2002 and 2003 Road Star, Road Star Limited Edition, Midnight Star and Road Star Silverado motorcycles due to a defect in the transmission.  This defect may lead to abnormal wear in the transmission which could cause the circlip to break. If the circlip breaks, it would cause the transmission to lock up which …

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Mitsubishi Montero Limited (2001) Consumer Reports Test

“Not acceptable!” because of two-wheel lift-off in accident avoidance maneuver by Consumer Reports. The consumer watchdog recently put a variety of 2001 sport utility vehicles through it’s accident avoidance course. The only vehicle to have two-wheel lift was the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited. The tip-up was so violent in one instance, that the vehicle touched the outriggers to the ground. Outriggers …

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Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors

The Arizona Attorney General has recently called upon Ford and NHTSA to recall late model Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.  We would like to hear from anyone who has – or who has had a rear end collision or case involving any Ford Panther Platform vehicle (Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis or Lincoln Town Car) – model years 1979 to …

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Volkswagen Brake Light and Turn Signal Recalls Affect More than 1,000,000 Vehicles

Volkswagen Brake Light and Turn Signal Recalls Affect More than 1,000,000 Vehicles In 2006, Volkswagen recalled roughly 362,000 Jettas and New Beetle sedans due to incorrectly installed exterior lights. According to media reports, Volkswagen initiated the recall because of the obvious dangers associated with malfunctioning brake and turn signals, including an increased risk of unanticipated collision due to improper signaling. Reports indicate that the lights …

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Toyota recall 2.3 million vehicles: “Sticky “ Accelerator pedal or Brakes

On January 21, 2010 Toyota recalled certain models of 2007 – 2010 Toyota and 2009 – 2010 Pontiac vehicles for a safety related defect.  Toyota stated that the accelerator pedal assemblies may become “hard to depress, slow to return to idle when released, or may remain mechanically stuck in a partially depressed condition, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.” …

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GM recalling 1.5 million cars over fire fears

The possibility of engine fires has prompted General Motors to recall nearly 1.5 million passenger sedans manufactured between 1997 and 2003, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admission (NHTSA) announced Monday, April 13. The vehicles involved are: 1997-2003 Buick Regals 1998-2003 Chevrolet Luminas, Monte Carlos and Impalas 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigues 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Equipped with a 3.8L V6 naturally asperated …

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