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Federal Safety Regulators Pushing Takata To Replace Defective Airbags

By Brian Chase on March 11, 2015 - No comments

Airbag Failure AlertOfficials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) say they could invoke their power for the first time to accelerate the number of replacement airbag inflators needed under a 2000 law.

According to a report in The Detroit News, Mark Rosekind, who heads the federal safety agency, defended the handling of the recall by Takata Corporation of more than 17 million vehicles over faulty airbag inflators. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Defects

Court Rules Chinese Tire Maker Can Be Sued In Iowa

By Brian Chase on March 11, 2015 - No comments

Iowa Supreme CourtThe Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that one of China’s largest tire manufacturers can be sued in that state for injuries suffered by a teenager when a tire exploded at his father’s repair shop.

According to a report in the Press-Citizen, the unanimous ruling stated that Iowa courts have jurisdiction over Doublestar Dongfent Tyre Company because it has shipped thousands of tires into the state.

The court rejected Doublestar’s argument that it could not be sued in Iowa because …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Defects

Dallas Nurse Afflicted With Ebola Files Lawsuit Against Hospital

By Brian Chase on March 10, 2015 - No comments

Ebola LawsuitNina Pham, a nurse who contracted Ebola while treating a patient four months ago, has filed a lawsuit against Texas Health Resources Hospital alleging gross negligence, deception and invasion of privacy.

According to a USA TODAY news report, Pham was one of two nurses at the hospital who contracted Ebola while …Read the rest »

Posted in: Employment Law

Nissan Recalls Vehicles To Fix Faulty Hood Latches

By Brian Chase on March 9, 2015 - No comments

Nissan RecallNissan is issuing a vehicle defect recall for 640,000 more cars to fix a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are in motion.

According to a CBS news report, the recall covers Altima midsize sedans from the 2013 through 2015 mode years bringing the total number of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles recalled for the problem to nearly 1.1 million globally.

If the main latch is not fastened in these vehicles, the …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Recalls

Hyundai Recalls Elantra Cars For Potential Power Steering Failure

By Brian Chase on March 5, 2015 - No comments

Hyundai recallHyundai is recalling nearly 205,000 of its Elantra cars because the power steering could suddenly stop working, making the vehicle more difficult to turn.

According to a report in The New York Times, the recall covers 2008-2010 Elantra and the 2009-2010 Elantra Touring.

Hyundai officials said the driver would still be able to steer the car if the power steering fails, but that it would take …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Recalls

Chrysler Recalls 467,000 SUVs For Possible Stalling

By Brian Chase on March 4, 2015 - No comments

Chrysler RecallFiat Chrysler has issued an auto defect recall for more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to fix a defective fuel pump relay said to be at the root of a potential stalling problem.

According to an Associated Press news report, the same problem called an earlier recall of 189,000 SUVs in September 2014.

The recall this week brings the total number of vehicles affected by the stalling issue to more than 656,000.

A safety advocate says the recall should be …Read the rest »

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Nissan Expands Airbag Recall After Injury Accident

Nissan is expanding an earlier recall involving defective Takata airbags after flying shrapnel from an exploding airbag injured a Louisiana woman. According to an Associated Press news report, Sabra

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BMW Recalls Vehicles In Which Airbags May Fail To Deploy

BMW of North America is issuing an auto defect recall for about 91,800 Mini Coopers in the United States to repair a problem with the floor mat, which could potentially prevent the passenger airbag

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Deadly Accident Highlights 15-Passenger Van Dangers

Federal transportation officials are investigating a 15-passenger van accident that killed eight members of a Florida church. According to a news report in The Republic, officials are still looking

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