Recalls

Lawsuit over GM’s Faulty Eight Speed Transmission

Lawsuit over GM’s Faulty Eight Speed Transmission General Motors (GM) is facing a new class action lawsuit because of its eight speed automatic transmission. When selecting a gear using the transmission, it violently shakes, jerks, or goes into a “hard shift.” Thirteen technical service bulletins have been filed about it, but none have fixed the […]

Takata Agrees To Billion Dollar Settlement, But Who Knew What?

Takata Agrees To Billion Dollar Settlement, But Who Knew What? Earlier this month Japanese automotive supplier Takata pled guilty and agreed to a $1 billion settlement for its part in the largest automotive recall in United States history. The company’s malfunctioning airbags injured over 100 people and killed 16 worldwide since this crisis began in […]

New Report Shows Defective Takata Air Bags Are Still Being Placed in New Cars

New Report Shows Defective Takata Air Bags Are Still Being Placed in New Cars The Takata Airbag recall is the largest automotive recall in history and is still growing.  A recent study shows that about 1 in 8 vehicles nationwide are potentially affected – mainly with the car brands Toyota, Honda, Nissan, General Motors, Mitsubishi, […]

Takata Airbag Crisis Continues to Expand

Takata Airbag Crisis Continues to Expand We are in the midst of one of the largest recalls in automotive history, affecting up to 34 million vehicles just in the United States alone. The Japanese supplier Tataka has been continually announcing recalls by the millions due to their faulty airbags placed in at least 20 different makes […]

Trouble still surrounds GM as ignition switch trials begin

Trouble still surrounds GM as ignition switch trials begin [UPDATE: The first trial against GM was dismissed after the plaintiff was found to be untrustworthy with altered documents and accounts about his injuries following his accident] After two years of recalls, investigations and settlements, General Motors (GM) is entering the trial phase of the ignition switch fallout. For more […]

Safety agency meets with automakers to discuss future recall agreement

Safety agency meets with automakers to discuss future recall agreement News broke in the late fall of 2013 that General Motors (GM) had covered up an ignition switch defect for more than a decade and was responsible for approximately 10 deaths. The investigation into GM began as Toyota’s record settlement of $1.2 billion with the […]

Justice Department plans to unveil criminal charges against GM

Justice Department plans to unveil criminal charges against GM Last year, Toyota’s record breaking $1.2 billion settlement for the unintentional acceleration recall shocked the automotive industry. The unprecedented fine and recall drew comparisons to GM’s developing issues for the faulty ignition switch. Analysts believed the punishment would set the standard for the GM investigation. For more than a […]

Takata doubles air bag recall and becomes largest in auto history

Takata doubles air bag recall and becomes largest in auto history After a record-setting year for automobile recalls, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Mark Rosekind disclosed he believed the year of the recall would actually be 2015, given the public awareness and increased number of complaints received by the NHTSA. Less than six months later and Rosekind […]

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