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Honda Recalls More Vehicles For Defective Takata Airbags

By Brian Chase on March 23, 2015 - No comments

Honda RecallHonda is expanding by 104,871 vehicles a December recall to repair potentially deadly Takata airbags in vehicles in the United States.

According to a USA Today news report, at least five deaths have been linked to malfunctioning Takata airbags in Honda products.

These additionally recalled vehicles include 89,000 Pilot SUVs from the 2008 model year and about 11,000 Civics from 2004 and …Read the rest »

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California Once Again Leads Nation In Pedestrian Deaths

By Brian Chase on March 19, 2015 - No comments

California Pedestrian AccidentFor the second straight year, California had the highest number of pedestrian deaths, according to statistics released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

The Los Angeles Times reports that about 700 pedestrians died in motor vehicle accidents statewide in 2014 and 701 pedestrians were killed in 2013.

Nationally, the GHSA study said, pedestrian fatalities are not increasing with a rise in population. …Read the rest »

Trader Joe’s Recalls Raw Walnuts For Salmonella Contamination

By Brian Chase on March 19, 2015 - No comments

Trader Joes Walnut RecallTrader Joe’s is recalling raw walnuts due to potential danger of food poisoning.

According to an alert issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the walnuts could possibly be contaminated with salmonella.

The recalled Trader Joe’s Raw Walnuts were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide.

The products are packaged in …Read the rest »

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Kraft Recalls Macaroni And Cheese For Metal Pieces

By Brian Chase on March 19, 2015 - No comments

Mac & Cheese RecallKraft Food Group is issuing a defective product recall for about 242,000 cases of its popular Macaroni and Cheese because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal.

According to a press release issued by Kraft, the recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “best by” dates of September 18 through October 11.

The recalled products have the code C2 directly below the date on each box and were shipped to customers in the U.S. and several other countries including Canada.

So far, Kraft has received eight …Read the rest »

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Honda Urges Consumers to Fix Vehicles With Takata Airbag Defects

By Brian Chase on March 18, 2015 - No comments

Honda RecallHonda Motor Company is preparing to launch an advertising campaign urging consumers to take recalled vehicles equipped with Takata airbags to dealerships for repairs.

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the multimillion dollar media campaign hitting newspapers, radio stations and social media sites such as Facebook will ask customers to check for open recalls or other safety campaigns associated with older Honda and Acura models to ensure they get needed repairs.

Honda has been the most affected by the Takata airbags, which are prone to …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Defects

Toyota Recalls Vehicles For Power Steering Loss

By Brian Chase on March 17, 2015 - No comments

Toyota LawsuitThe last thing you want when you are driving down the freeway is to lose power steering.

But, that’s what can happen in about 112,500 Toyota vehicles that are being recalled.

According to a news report in Consumerist.com, Toyota announced two separate safety recalls, affecting 2,500 model year 2012 to 2014 RAV4 EV and 110,000 model year …Read the rest »

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  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Takata Corporation will declare 33.8 million vehicles defective because they are equipped with airbags that can

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Federal Regulators Criticize Chrysler For Late Response On Safety Recalls

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