TAKATA AIRBAG INJURES DRIVER AND LEAVES HER UNABLE TO SPEAK

While driving to work one morning in September, Randi Johnston, 25, was in a 5 car pileup in Salt Lake City resulting in her airbag to deploy. Unfortunately her Takata airbag deployed and released shrapnel, which became stuck in her throat resulting in her inability to speak. Johnston and her family have now filed a lawsuit against Takata Corporation and Honda Motors. They join many other individuals who have filed a lawsuit due to the record-breaking Takata recall. "I remember the sound I made gasping for air and grabbing onto a stranger's shirt for dear life and asking if I was...

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THREE MAJOR CAR MAKERS ISSUE NEW RECALLS

In the last few weeks, three major car makers have issued new, alarming recalls on some of their most popular models. Porsche, Fiat Chrysler, and Honda have all alerted the media and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to newly discovered defects-- all of which could potentially pose a dangerous risk to drivers on the road. PORSCHE FUEL LEAKS As Car and Driver reports, Porsche has recalled 22,000 vehicles due to potential fuel leaks. The only Porsche models named in the recall are the 2015 and 2016 Macan S and Turbo crossover vehicles. The car maker has not yet revealed its plan...

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GM RECALLING 1.4 MILLION VEHICLES OVER OIL LEAK AND FIRE RISK

American car maker General Motors has announced that it will recall 1.4 million cars due to an oil leak and fire risk in some of its models dating back to 1997. The recall marks the third time the car maker has attempted to solve the same issue. According to the Associated Press, GM has admitted that the faulty cars have caused more than 1,300 fires—some of which were in vehicles that had already been serviced by dealers as part of a past recall. The issue resides in a valve cover gasket that, when degraded over time, allows oil to leak into...

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HERCULES SUV TIRES RECALLED AFTER COWEN LAW GROUP’S REQUEST

Seven months after Michael Cowen of The Cowen Law Group requested a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation into defective Chinese-made tires distributed by the Hercules Tire & Rubber Company, the tire importer announced today it will recall seven sizes of certain All Trac A/T SUV tires. In its recall announcement to NHTSA, Hercules said it had not found an increase in warranty adjustments for its SUV tires, however it conceded that the tire model and sizes Cowen identified were similar to those manufactured by the Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., Ltd. which were recalled by a different U.S. distributor in...

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AUTOMOTIVE RECALLS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2015

The first half of 2015 has been record-breaking with regards to automotive recalls. This May we witnessed the largest auto recall in US history affecting 34 million vehicles, due to the Takata air bag recall. But the Takata air bag recall is not the only noteworthy automotive recall in the first half of 2015. Here is a recap of three (3) notable recalls in the first half of 2015. Takata air bag recall – The Takata air bag recall is a recall affecting 34 million vehicles manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota....

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