VW Class Action Moves Closer to Resolution

On July 26, 2016, United States District Court Judge Charles Breyer issued a Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Settlement.  The Court found “the Settlement is sufficiently fair, adequate, and reasonable to the 2.0 liter diesel vehicle consumers to move forward with class notice.” The history of this litigation is well chronicled in many sources, with [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Automobile Defects, VW Class Action|Comments Off on VW Class Action Moves Closer to Resolution

Toyota Recalls 3.37 Million Vehicles Globally Due to Defective Side Airbags and Emission Control Units

2012 Toyota Prius Toyota has announced that it will recall 3.37 vehicles globally, because of two separate defects - one for defective side air bags and one for an emissions control unit issue.  Approximately 932,000 vehicles involved in the airbag recall are also effected by the emissions control unit recall. The first recall [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 3.37 Million Vehicles Globally Due to Defective Side Airbags and Emission Control Units

BMW Recalls 210,161 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls

2016 BMW X3 BMW will recall over 200,000 vehicles due to automobile defects in two separate recalls. The first recall involves the front driveshaft universal joint.  The problem is that the joint fails to keep out water and debris from getting in.  When the driveshaft is exposed to water and debris, the joint [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on BMW Recalls 210,161 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls

8 Automobile Manufacturers Recall 12 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

The largest recall in automobile safety history has become even bigger. Honda, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, General Motors, and Ford have added on to the continuing recall of the Takata air bag inflators’ defect by recalling an additional 12 million vehicles.  This time the new recall affects passenger-side air bag inflators.  Previously, prior [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on 8 Automobile Manufacturers Recall 12 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Evenflo Recalls Over 56,000 Child Booster Car Seats Due to Design Defect

Evenflo will recall approximately 56,247 Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats due to a design defect involving the central front adjuster button.  The central front adjuster (CFA) controls the seat’s internal harness to loosen the restrains on the child.  It was discovered recently that the position of the CFA is in reach for the child to [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Evenflo Recalls Over 56,000 Child Booster Car Seats Due to Design Defect

Toyota Recalls 2.87 Million RAV4s and Vanguards Globally Due to Seat Belt Defect

2012 Toyota RAV4 Toyota has announced that it will recall 2.87 vehicles globally, including over 1.3 million vehicles in the United States due to defective seat belts.  The defect stems from Toyota’s 4x4 vehicles (the RAV4 and the Vanguard) where the lap-shoulder seatbelts in the vehicles’ second-row seat could come in contact with [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 2.87 Million RAV4s and Vanguards Globally Due to Seat Belt Defect

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW are joining the continuing recall of the Takata air bag inflators’ defect by recalling 1.7 million vehicles which involve 21 different model vehicles spanning from 2005 to 2015 model years.  The problem with the air bags is with the inflators, which have exploded when involved in accidents causing shards of sharp [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Graco Issues Two Separate Recalls Due to Missing Warning Statement

Graco has issued two separate recalls involving four models of their child restraint systems due to the car seats not meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 regarding the fixed label on the car seat. The first recall affects 31,838 Graco Classic Ride, ComfortSport, and Ready Ride car seats.  These car seats were manufactured [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Graco Issues Two Separate Recalls Due to Missing Warning Statement

Britax to Recall 71,000 Infant Car Seats Due to Carry Handle Defect

Britax will recall approximately 71,000 Britax B-Safe 35 and B- Safe 35 Elite infant car seat and travel systems due to a carry handle defect.  The reason for the recall is that Britax has received 74 reports of handles that have cracked and fractured while being carried by the handle.  Britax notes that the infant [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Automobile Defects, Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Britax to Recall 71,000 Infant Car Seats Due to Carry Handle Defect

Ford Recalls 451,865 Vehicles Due to Defective Fuel Tanks

2011 Ford Fusion Ford will recall 451,865 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans in North America due to a defective canister purge valve in the fuel tank.  This recall affects the 2010 and 2011 models of the above referenced vehicles.  Of the affected vehicles, approximately 411,205 vehicles are in the United States.  The vehicles [...]

By | November 25th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 451,865 Vehicles Due to Defective Fuel Tanks