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Five Million Vehicles to be Recalled for Continental Airbag Problem

In the wake of the recent Takata airbag scandal, a new airbag recall is underway that could impact more than five million vehicles. The German manufacturing company, Continental Automotive Systems, has stated that millions of its airbags are defective… Read More

GM Recalling Trucks and SUVs for Brake Pedal Problem

General Motors has announced that it will be recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs for an issue that could cause the brake pedal to come loose and possibly fail to work. According to GM, a nut on the brake pedal pivot mechanism can come loose,… Read More

Medical Device Company Continued to Sell Defective Blood Clot Filters Despite Patient Deaths

A recent investigation has revealed more distressing news about medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard and its Bard IV filters. The original Bard Recovery® filter—which was found to be defective—as well as its replacement G2® filter, have both fallen… Read More

Takata May Expand Airbag Recall

Already the largest auto recall in U.S. history, the Takata airbag recall is likely to expand as investigators plan to include vehicles manufactured by General Motors (GM) and Volkswagen. The largest airbag manufacturer in the world is also losing clients.… Read More

The NHTSA Takes Legal Action Against Takata

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

GM Settles Criminal and Civil Ignition Switch Cases

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

Takata Airbag Investigation Expanded After Recent Crash

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

GM Fund Rejects 91 Percent of Ignition Switch Claims

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

GM Confirms 124 Deaths Caused By Faulty Ignition Switch

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

Honda & Toyota Add to Takata Airbag Recall List After 7th Fatality Confirmed

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

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