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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.

Ford Ranger Pickup Trucks Recalled for Seatbelt Issue

By D L on October 27, 2021 - No comments

Ford Ranger Pickup Trucks Recalled for Seatbelt Issue

Ford has announced a recall of more than 47,000 Ranger SuperCab pickup trucks due to a potentially dangerous seat belt defect.

The vehicles from the 2019 through 2021 model years have been recalled because the front passenger outboard seatbelt might not have been assembled properly.

According to Consumer Reports, this could lead to the seatbelt being misrouted and failing to secure the passenger in the event of a car accident. …Read the rest »

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Diesel Ram Trucks Recalled for Fire Hazard

By D L on October 22, 2021 - No comments

Diesel Ram Trucks Recalled for Fire Hazard

Ram is recalling more than 130,000 heavy-duty trucks with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines because of an electric defect that could spark a fire even when the vehicles are turned off.

According to Consumer Reports, the recalled vehicles include Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 2500, 4500, and 5500 cab chassis trucks from the 2021 and 2022 model years.

The fault with the vehicles could be extremely dangerous, posing a risk to lives and property. …Read the rest »

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Second Driver Killed by Exploding ARC Airbag Inflator

By D L on October 18, 2021 - No comments

Second Driver Killed by Exploding ARC Airbag Inflator

A second person has been killed by a dangerous exploding airbag inflator made by Tennessee-based company ARC.

The company has been under investigation by a federal agency for more than six years regarding the faulty inflators, but there has been no resolution.

According to an Associated Press news report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) posted recall documents filed by General Motors that revealed the second death, the driver of a 2015 Chevy Traverse SUV with an ARC inflator that blew apart, spewing shrapnel. …Read the rest »

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LG to Pay GM $1.9 Billion Over Chevy Bolt Battery Fires

By D L on October 13, 2021 - No comments

LG to Pay GM $1.9 Billion Over Chevy Bolt Battery Fires

LG Electronics has agreed to reimburse General Motors up to $1.9 billion to fix Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles because of a fire risk caused by defective batteries.

According to a CNBC news report, problems with the Chevy Bolt, which is GM’s flagship mainstream electric vehicle, can cause fires in the cars without warning. This issue has led the automaker to recall all of the electric cars made since production began in 2016.

It is believed that the problem is caused by the vehicle batteries supplied by South Korean supplier LG, and a settlement has now been agreed upon. …Read the rest »

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NHTSA Wants to Know Why Tesla Did Not Issue a Recall over Autopilot Failures

By D L on October 13, 2021 - No comments

NHTSA Wants to Know Why Tesla Did Not Issue a Recall over Autopilot Failures

U.S. safety regulators want to know why Tesla did not file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles.

According to an Associated Press news report, in a letter to the automaker, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told Tesla that it must recall vehicles if an over-the-internet update deals with a safety defect.

The auto giant issued an online update to improve safety but failed to follow NHTSA guidelines regarding road safety recalls. …Read the rest »

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Ford Ranger Pickup Trucks Recalled for Problem with Child Seats

By D L on October 13, 2021 - No comments

Ford Ranger Pickup Trucks Recalled for Problem with Child Seats

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for about 37,625 Ranger Super Cab pickup trucks because of two problems that could prevent child safety seats from being properly installed.

According to Consumer Reports, the fixed head restraints in these models could interfere with the installation of taller rigid anchor-mounted child seats and prevent them from being secured, putting young passengers at risk.

The recalled vehicles are newer models from the 2020 and 2021 model years. …Read the rest »

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Texas Police Officers Sue Tesla After Model X On Autopilot Crashed Into Them

By D L on October 11, 2021 - No comments

Texas Police Officers Sue Tesla After Model X On Autopilot Crashed Into Them

A group of law enforcement officers in Texas are suing Tesla after a Model X with Autopilot engaged crashed into five police officers.

According to a report in The Verge, the crash took place on Feb. 27 in Splendora, a small town in Montgomery County in eastern Texas, where several officers were injured in an autonomous car crash.

According to the lawsuit, the Model X SUV crashed into several police officers while they were engaged in a traffic stop on the Eastex Freeway in Texas. …Read the rest »

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Volvo Recalls Nearly 260,000 S60 and S80 Sedans for Defective Airbags Linked to Fatality

By D L on October 8, 2021 - No comments

Volvo Recalls Nearly 260,000 S60 and S80 Sedans for Defective Airbags

Volvo has issued a vehicle defect recall for about 260,000 sedans because of potential airbag defects that have been linked to one recent death.

According to Consumer Reports, the recall has been issued because a part in the driver-side airbag might rupture and send metal fragments flying toward occupants if the airbag deploys.

It involves S60 sedans from the 2001 through 2009 model years and S80 sedans from the 2001 through 2006 model years. …Read the rest »

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Hyundai Sonatas Recalled Because Wrong Turn Signal May Light Up

By D L on October 4, 2021 - No comments

Hyundai Sonatas Recalled Because Wrong Turn Signal May Light Up

Nearly 466,109 Hyundai Sonatas, Sonata Hybrids, and Sonata Plug-in Hybrids are being recalled for a vehicle defect that might cause the wrong turn signal to light up.

According to Consumer Reports, the recall involves vehicles from the 2015 through 2017 model years and could cause dangerous situations on the road.

The source of this problem is the same as with certain Kia Sedona minivans – the electronic component that interprets the signals that come from the turn signal stalk. …Read the rest »

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Certain Ford Lincoln and Corsair Vehicles Recalled for Software Defects

By D L on October 4, 2021 - No comments

Certain Ford Lincoln and Corsair Vehicles Recalled for Software Defects

More than 228,000 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and Lincoln Corsair SUVs from the 2020 and 2021 model years are being recalled to fix a faulty backup camera.

According to Consumer Reports, the software issue could prevent the backup camera’s image from displaying on the infotainment screen inside the vehicle when the reverse gear is engaged.

The fault increases the risk of a driver backing over a person or object because they could not see what was behind the vehicle. …Read the rest »

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