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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.

Subaru Recalls Brand New Vehicles for Faulty Welds

By Brian Chase on July 18, 2019 - No comments

Subaru Recalls Brand New Vehicles for Faulty Welds

Subaru has issued an auto defect recall for about 2,107 brand new vehicles because of faulty welds located on the duct below the cowl panel that could compromise the vehicle’s body strength, thereby increasing the risk of injury in a crash. According to a report on Autoblog.com, the 2019 Outback and 2019 Legacy are the two models involved in the recall, a majority involving Outback models. If you own one of these affected vehicles, you will be able to exchange the vehicle and let Subaru buy it back, or return the car for some intensive repairs. …Read the rest »

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Ford Ranger Pickup Trucks Recalled for Seatbelt Defects

By Brian Chase on July 15, 2019 - No comments

Ford Ranger Pickup Trucks Recalled for Seatbelt Defects

Ford has issued a vehicle defect recall for about 7,580 2019 Ford Ranger Supercab vehicles in the United States because of defective seatbelts that may not have been properly assembled. According to a report on CNET.com, the vehicles were built between June 18, 2018, and June 19, 2019, at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. Another 400 recalled vehicles are in Canada. …Read the rest »

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Nissan Rogue Drivers Say Sensors Cause Sudden Stops

By Brian Chase on July 12, 2019 - No comments

Nissan Rogue Drivers Say Sensors Cause Sudden Stops

Drivers of Nissan Rogue SUVs say their vehicles are going rogue on them and the sensors that are supposed to prevent crashes are causing their vehicles to stop unexpectedly. According to an ABC news report, Todd Burrows, a Rogue owner says the very electronic feature that is supposed to help protect him is now posing a safety issue. He said the vehicle just suddenly slammed the emergency brake three times. Burrows also said he is uncomfortable letting his wife and two young children in the car since his scary experiences. He said in one instance, he went from going at 35 mph to coming to a dead stop. …Read the rest »

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Ford Focus Vehicles Recalled for Stalling Issues

By Brian Chase on July 11, 2019 - No comments

Ford Focus Vehicles Recalled for Stalling Issues

Ford is recalling 58,000 of its 2012-2014 and 2017 Focus vehicles because the software update they received as part of a prior recall was incomplete. According to Consumer Reports, the earlier recall was meant to fix a problem with the gas tank that could cause the vehicle to lose power, inaccurate readings or an indicator light signaling a malfunction has occurred. If a vehicle loses power while in motion, the risk of crash increases. So far, Ford says it is not aware of any car accidents or injuries related to this vehicle defect. …Read the rest »

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Ford SUV Owners Continue to Lodge Complaints about Carbon Monoxide Problems

By Brian Chase on July 8, 2019 - No comments

Ford SUV Owners Continue to Lodge Complaints about Carbon Monoxide Problems

So far, hundreds of Ford Explorer SUV owners have complained that carbon monoxide fumes leaking into their vehicles have given them headaches or made them dizzy or nauseous. According to a News 12 report, even though Ford has been insisting that the problem is fixed, the complaints seem to keep trickling in. …Read the rest »

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Lawsuit Says Tesla Defects Caused Fatal Indianapolis Crash

By Brian Chase on July 8, 2019 - No comments

Lawsuit Says Tesla Defects Caused Fatal Indianapolis Crash

The family of a passenger who died in a fatal fiery crash involving a Tesla nearly three years ago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the automaker over a series of alleged defects that they say caused the explosive wreck. According to a report in the Indianapolis Star, the wrongful death lawsuit, which was filed in Alameda Superior Court in California, accuses Tesla of negligent and wrongful conduct in connection with the November 2016 crash. …Read the rest »

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Mazda Recalls Vehicles for Wheels That Could Fall Off

By Brian Chase on July 3, 2019 - No comments

Mazda Recalls Vehicles for Wheels That Could Fall Off

Mazda has issued an auto defect recall for about 25,000 2019 Mazda3 hatchbacks and sedans. According to CNET.com, the vehicles were manufactured between Sept. 25, 2018 and April 19, 2019. The problem is in the wheel lug nuts, which are responsible for securing the car’s wheels to the car itself. Mazda said a manufacturing error caused a gap between the hub bolt head and a flange in the hub bearing assembly. This could potentially lead to the lug nuts loosening. …Read the rest »

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Honda Recalls 1.6 Million Vehicles for Defective Takata Airbags

By Brian Chase on July 1, 2019 - No comments

Honda Recalls 1.6 Million Vehicles for Defective Takata Airbags

Honda is recalling about 1.6 million Honda and Acura cars for potentially deadly Takata front passenger airbag inflators. According to a USA Today news report, this is part of Honda’s fifth and final phase of planned recalls, which the automaker says, is six months ahead of the schedule set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The company said in its statement that Honda is announcing this recall to encourage “each owner of an affected vehicle to schedule repair with an authorized dealer as soon as possible.” …Read the rest »

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New Study Says Tesla’s Autopilot is More Misleading Than Other Driver-Assist Systems

By Brian Chase on July 1, 2019 - No comments

New Study Says Tesla's Autopilot is More Misleading Than Other Driver-Assist Systems

A new study says, people overestimate what Tesla’s Autopilot can do, more so than any other driver-assist system out there today. According to a report on Phys.org, the study was done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) where the organization surveyed 2,005 drivers from October through November 2018. The name Autopilot was associated with the highest likelihood that drivers believed a behavior was safe while in operation, for every behavior measured, compared with other system names, the study said. …Read the rest »

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Audi A3 Cars Recalled for Defective Airbags That May Not Deploy

By Brian Chase on June 28, 2019 - No comments

Audi A3 Cars Recalled for Defective Airbags That May Not Deploy

Audi is recalling 138,000 of its 2015-2019 A3 cars because of a defect that could potentially prevent the vehicle’s airbags from deploying in the event of crash. According to Consumer Reports, the problem lies with an electrical connector that can malfunction and deactivate the front passenger-side airbag. If this problem occurs, the “passenger airbag off” light will illuminate on the dashboard and the airbag will not deploy in the event of a collision, increasing the risk of injury or even death. …Read the rest »

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