The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued two Consent Orders against Takata, the Japanese airbag manufacturer who built and sold defective airbags, in what is now known as the largest civil penalty action in the NHTSAs forty-five… Read More
General Motors Co. (GM) announced this week that it settled two major legal cases against the company for its handling of a faulty ignition switch, which has been linked to at least 124 deaths.
The auto maker agreed to a $900 million fine along with… Read More
A recent collision involving a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan has raised new concerns regarding the safety of newer Takata airbags. A June 7th collision between the vehicle and a deer caused a left side airbag to deploy, blowing a metal canister to pieces. This… Read More
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg received 4,000 plus claims regarding General Motors faulty ignition switches. Approximately 90 percent of the claims were dismissed.
Of the thousands of claims received, 275 injuries and 124 deaths were linked to the faulty… Read More
As of July 2015, at least 124 Americans have been killed in auto accidents that occurred in General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches. In addition, some 266 others sustained injuries. These statistics don't even count those who might not know… Read More
Two large automobile manufacturers, Toyota and Honda, have expanded the number of vehicles added to their Takata airbag recall list. The expansion occurred after yet another fatality was reportedly associated with an apparent defect in the Takata airbag.
Have… Read More
This week, Toyota and Nissan issued a recall for an additional 6.5 million vehicles containing potentially faulty air bags from the Takata Corporation, according to The New York Times.
Toyota had conducted tests and had learned that the air bags were… Read More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on May 10 that more than 130,000 Mitsubishi vehicles were being recalled due to safety concerns.
The recalled Mitsubishi vehicles include:
Outlander… Read More
The U.S. Senate recently passed legislation that would allow the Department of Transportation to reward auto industry employees who report vehicle safety defects to the government, The Detroit News reported last week.
The newspaper wrote that the bill,… Read More
Brooke Melton was killed in a Chevrolet Cobalt when the ignition switch defects disabled her cars steering, brakes, and airbag systems.
She died on a highway in Georgia in 2010. Her family filed a wrongful death lawsuit and recovered $5 million in 2013.… Read More