The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened two investigations into problems with Volkswagen and Audi vehicles, one of which involves serious gas leaks under the hood. According to a news report on Auto123.com, the investigations affect nearly 215,000 vehicles. …Read the rest »
Category: Auto Defects
Auto Defects - Bisnar Chase Blog
Since 2010 there have been millions of recalls made in the US for cars having dangerous conditions. Auto manufacturers have a responsibility to consumers to keep them safe, and many auto defects that are discovered have the potential to kill passengers within the car if not fixed immediately. You can read more about the different types of car defects on our Auto Defects Page.
At Bisnar Chase we consider ourselves auto defect specialists, having represented many clients against the auto manufacturer giants and have won our injured clients huge settlements. We provide news and information about auto recalls here to keep our viewers updated about dangerous conditions in their cars and to promote safety among the community.
General Motors is recalling more than 60,000 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks from the 2015 model year to fix a faulty part within the power steering assembly that could cause the trucks’ power steering to stop working. According to Consumer Reports, if the power steering fails when the vehicle is in motion, the driver may suddenly need to exert more effort to steer the vehicle, which could increase the risk of a crash. …Read the rest »
Ford Motor Company is recalling 2020 and 2021 Lincoln Aviator SUVs to address a problem that affects the backup camera display. According to Consumer Reports, the automaker is saying that the image-processing module in these vehicles may be intermittently unable to provide a video feed to the display screen. Because of this, the driver will not benefit from the backup camera when the vehicle is in reverse gear, as required now under the law. …Read the rest »
A Democratic senator is asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) why it made a decision not to open an investigation into an allegedly defective steering sensor on thousands of General Motors vehicles. According to a report by The Detroit News, Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut sent a letter to the federal regulatory agency urging them to further investigate the sensors and control systems. …Read the rest »
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that it has opened 27 investigations into crashes involving Tesla vehicles, 23 of which remain active and at least three of the crashes occurred in recent weeks. According to a Reuters news report, NHTSA confirmed that it will send a team to investigate a recent Tesla crash in the Houston area in addition to teams sent out to probe two crashes in Michigan. That includes one crash involving a Tesla suspected of being in Autopilot mode when it struck a parked Michigan State Police patrol car. …Read the rest »
American Honda Motor Company is recalling 628,124 Acura and Honda vehicles because the low-pressure fuel pump inside the gas tank may fail. According to Consumer Reports, fuel pump components in the tank could crack due to exposure to solvents during the manufacturing process. Fuel pump failure can cause an engine to not start or stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. …Read the rest »
Some owners of Hyundai Motor’s Kona electric vehicles say the automaker is mishandling a major recall involving the vehicles’ batteries. According to a Reuters report, the South Korean automaker is bungling the recall with delays and poor communication. Last month, Hyundai announced it would replace the battery systems in some 82,000 electric vehicles globally at the cost of $900 million following fires in 15 Kona EVs. …Read the rest »
Audi is recalling more than 150,000 Audi A3 and S3 vehicles because their passenger-side airbag system could malfunction. According to a report in Car and Driver, the problem affects 2015 to 2020 A3 and S3 vehicles and could lead to the airbag shutting itself off even if a person is occupying the passenger seat. Parent company Volkswagen will issue recall notifications by May 21. …Read the rest »
General Motors is recalling certain 2021 model SUVs with third-row seating because the seatbelts could potentially get damages. According to Consumer Reports, the problem stems from outboard seatbelts that may have been misrouted or trapped behind the folding apparatus for the third-row seats during vehicle assembly. This could result in damaged seatbelts that could break during a crash increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. …Read the rest »
Federal regulators have opened a new investigation into a second Tesla crash this month after a Model Y that was reportedly operating Autopilot struck a stationary police car early morning on March 17. According to a CNBC news report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was already investigating an unrelated Tesla collision in Detroit less than a week ago. …Read the rest »