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Mitsubishi Recalls Vehicles For Sun Visor & Brake Issues

By Brian Chase on June 29, 2015 - No comments

Mitsubishi Vehicle Defect RecallMitsubishi is recalling about 535,000 vehicles in two separate recalls, one involving problems with sun visors and another to fix issues with the anti-lock brake system.

According to a report in Carcomplaints.com, the Japanese automaker is recalling about 460,000 mode year 2000 to 2005 Eclipse, 2001 to 2005 Eclipse Spyder, 2001-2005 Chrysler Sebring and 2001-2005 Dodge Stratus vehicles that need a tether strap to retain the passenger sun visor.

Two Separate Recalls

Mitsubishi says the passenger-side sun visor may be folded down in such a position that …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Recalls

Feds Investigate Ford Trucks For Power Brake Failure

By Brian Chase on June 29, 2015 - No comments

ford vehicle recallFederal safety regulators have opened an investigation into 250,000 large Ford trucks after receiving 32 consumer complaints about brake failures.

According to a report in Consumerist, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into model year 2011 and 2012 F-150 pickup trucks for potential …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Defects

Jury Award Patient $4.5 Million In Metal Hip Implant Trial

By Brian Chase on June 22, 2015 - No comments

Hip Implant LawsuitA California jury has ordered Wright Medical Technology Inc. to pay $4.5 million to a metal hip implant patient and his wife after finding that his plant was defective and caused him harm.

According to Law360.com, this is the first trial among 1,200 cases claiming that Wright’s metal hips are faulty.

Jurors in this case agreed with Alan Warner’s allegation that the hip implant he received contained a manufacturing defect and that the implant’s failure affected …Read the rest »

Los Angeles Woman Identified As Eighth Takata Airbag Victim

By Brian Chase on June 22, 2015 - No comments

takata airbagsJewel Brangman, a 26-year-old Los Angeles woman, has been identified as the eighth person killed by exploding airbags made by Takata Corporation.

According to a KPCC news report, Brangman died in a crash September from neck and head injuries after the driver’s side airbag in her rented 2001 Honda Civic inflated with too much force and spewed metal shrapnel.

Honda and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) both said that they had determined the faulty airbag …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Defects

Girl Dies A Day After Collapse After Magic Mountain Ride

By Brian Chase on June 17, 2015 - No comments

Six Flags Roller Coaster AccidentJasmine Martinez, a 10-year-old girl who was airlifted from Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia, died a day later on June 13, 2015.

According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the girl, a resident of Ventura County, had just exited the Revolution ride and returned to the ride station when she collapsed at the park, located in northern Los Angeles County.

She was breathing at the time, but …Read the rest »

Rapper MC Supreme Killed In Malibu DUI Crash

By Brian Chase on June 17, 2015 - No comments

MC Supreme Car AccidentDewayne Lawrence Coleman, 47, also known as MC Supreme, a popular 90s rapper best known for his 1990 single, “Black In America,” was killed in a DUI crash in Malibu the morning of June 13, 2015.

According to a KABC news report, the fatal crash occurred when Coleman was sitting with a woman in his parked Honda Civic along Pacific Coast Highway.

Officials say a pickup truck slammed into …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents


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Mitsubishi Recalls Vehicles For Sun Visor & Brake Issues

Mitsubishi is recalling about 535,000 vehicles in two separate recalls, one involving problems with sun visors and another to fix issues with the anti-lock brake system. According to a report in

read article

Feds Investigate Ford Trucks For Power Brake Failure

Federal safety regulators have opened an investigation into 250,000 large Ford trucks after receiving 32 consumer complaints about brake failures. According to a report in Consumerist, the U.S.

read article

Jury Award Patient $4.5 Million In Metal Hip Implant Trial

A California jury has ordered Wright Medical Technology Inc. to pay $4.5 million to a metal hip implant patient and his wife after finding that his plant was defective and caused him harm. According

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