South Korea has said it is investigating suspected safety problems with vehicles manufactured by U.S. automaker Tesla Inc. According to a Reuters news report, braking and steering systems including the Autopilot feature are part of the investigation, a South Korean transport ministry official said. The ministry did not offer any more information, but South Korean media said Tesla’s Model 3 was under investigation and that the probe could take anywhere between six months to a year. …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.
Triangle Tube has recalled 63,000 gas boilers sold under the brand name Prestige because flue gas can escape from the vent if it isn’t properly installed. According to Consumer Reports, one death has been attributed to this defect due to carbon monoxide poisoning and the company has received two reports of the vent tube separating from the boiler. …Read the rest »
Germany has banned automaker Tesla from repeating what a court has said are misleading advertising statements relating to the capabilities of the firm’s driver-assist system, the Autopilot. According to a Reuters news report, the case was brought by Germany’s Wettbewerbszentrale, an industry-sponsored body tasked with policing anti-competitive practices. …Read the rest »
Toyota is recalling 2018 through 2020 Tundra pickup trucks that are equipped with LED headlights because their front turn signals may not be bright enough for other drivers to see. According to Consumer Reports, federal motor safety standards dictate how bright a vehicle’s external lights should be. Due to wiring that had not been installed properly, more than 183,000 Tundra pickup trucks have front turn signals that do not meet those requirements. …Read the rest »
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into complaints of fuel leaks in older Chevy Cobalt small cars and HHR wagons. According to an Associated Press news report, the probe covers more than 614,000 Cobalt vehicles from the 2008 to 2010 model years and HHRs from 2008 and 2009. …Read the rest »
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into 63,000 Tesla Model S cars after reports of media-control unit failures that led to the loss of the use of touchscreens. According to a Reuters news report, the agency said the preliminary evaluation, covering 2012-2015 mode year vehicles, comes after it got 11 complaints alleging premature failure of the media-control unit due to memory wear-out. …Read the rest »
Hyundai is issuing an auto defect recall for more than 270,000 cars from the 2011 to 2012 model years to address a risk of fire from an overheated accessory power outlet, the 12-volt port that was commonly used as a cigarette lighter. According to Consumer Reports, the Accent, Elantra, Sonata Hybrid and Veloster are involved in this recall. …Read the rest »
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling almost 1 million vehicles because pieces of the driver’s side airbag cover could act as dangerous projectiles during a car accident. According to Consumer Reports, the automaker says parts of the plastic airbag cover could potentially detach and strike occupants if the airbags deploy. So far, FCA is aware of at least 14 injuries to drivers that may be related to this issue. The nature or extent of those injuries is not known. The affected vehicles don’t have airbags supplied by Takata. Also, the recall involves the airbag cover, not the airbag itself. …Read the rest »
Tesla is facing a lawsuit from a woman who says her brain injury was caused by the defective airbags and seatbelts in her Model 3 vehicle. According to a Law360 report, the lawsuit was filed by Kristian E., a woman from Maryland who was involved in a car accident in July 2019 on the I-95. The lawsuit, which was filed in Alameda County Superior Court, says her husband was driving the Tesla Model 3 and Kristian was sitting in the front passenger seat when another driver swerved into their lane. …Read the rest »
Volvo is recalling more than 2 million vehicles globally after discovering a problem with potentially defective seatbelts. According to Consumer Reports, a steel cable designed to anchor the seatbelts to the car could weaken, rendering them unsafe. In the event of a crash, this weakened cable may not be able to restrain occupants of the car. The recall affects more than 307,653 vehicles in the United States including S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80, and S80L models manufactured between 2006 and 2019. …Read the rest »