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Ford Recalls Fusion Vehicles For Ignition Defects

By Brian Chase on November 24, 2014 - No comments

ford vehicle recallFord Motor Company has announced an auto defect recall for about 65,000 Fusion sedans in North America for ignition problems.

According to a Reuters news report, the key can be removed from the ignition even if the car is not in the “park” position 30 minutes after the ignition is off.

Ford has said it is not aware of any injuries or crashes as a result of this issue.

The defect was caused by a …Read the rest »

 

Feds Ask Takata & Automakers To Initiate Recall Over Airbags

By Brian Chase on November 19, 2014 - No comments

Airbag Failure AlertFederal auto safety regulators are calling on Japanese automotive supplier, Takata, as well as several automakers to initiate a nationwide recall of certain driver’s side airbags rather than the current regional actions limited to states with high humidity.

According to a USA Today news report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said it is taking this action because of a new incident in North Carolina where the driver of a 2007 Ford Mustang was …Read the rest »

 

Honda Issues Recall After Another Death Linked To Takata Airbag

By Brian Chase on November 17, 2014 - No comments

Honda RecallAs federal officials increase scrutiny over defective Takata airbags, Honda has confirmed that the driver of one of its cars died in July after a Takata airbag exploded.

According to a New York Times news report, this is the fifth death linked to the defective airbags.

The latest report is about a driver who was pregnant when she was killed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Her unborn baby …Read the rest »

 

Takata Knew About And Hid Airbag Dangers From Consumers

By Brian Chase on November 10, 2014 - No comments

Airbag Failure AlertOur auto defect lawyers have been following with great interest the development in the Takata airbag recall, which has affected millions of vehicles and consumers.

The New York Times released a report this week stating that the Japanese manufacturer, Takata, secretly conducted tests on 50 airbags it received from scrapyards and knew about the problem of exploding airbags in 2004, about 10 years ago.

According to the Times, during these secret tests, the …Read the rest »

 

Ford Recalls 200,000 Vehicles For Crash Risks

By Brian Chase on November 6, 2014 - No comments

ford vehicle recallFord Motor Company has said that it is issuing five new recall campaigns covering more than 200,000 vehicles in North America including one that has been linked to a crash and some for defective airbags and fire hazards.

According to a report in The Detroit News, Ford is recalling 38,645 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles for possible improper repair in a prior recall for an issue with the steering shaft.

This improper repair could cause drivers of these vehicles to …Read the rest »

 

Fix For Exploding Airbags More Lethal Than The Problem?

By Brian Chase on November 4, 2014 - No comments

Airbag Failure AlertSo far, at least 8 million vehicles manufactured by 10 different automakers have been recalled because of defective airbags that can explode and injure passengers with shrapnel.

According to a CNN Money news report, although these vehicles with the defective airbags have been recalled, the manufacturer of those faulty airbags, Takata, does not have enough replacement airbags to fix …Read the rest »

 


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