Toyota has announced that it is recalling about 696,000 Toyota and Lexus models over a fuel pump issue that could cause affected vehicles to stall. According to a Fox news report, the fuel pump in the affected vehicles may stop working, which could cause warning lights and messages to pop up on the instrument panel, and the engine to potentially run rough. As a result, the vehicle could stall, and this increases the likelihood of a crash if that happens when the car is traveling at a high rate of speed. …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.
Takata is recalling 10 million replacement airbag inflators in the United States, which is the largest ever auto safety recall in the nation’s history. According to a Reuters news report, officials are looking into making the recall even wider. The 10-million inflator recall covers parts that were a temporary fix and includes some inflators that were never installed. Several automakers have already initiated additional recalls to replace the recalled inflator with an alternative final part. …Read the rest »
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said it is launching an investigation into a Dec. 29 crash of a Tesla Model 3 that left a passenger dead after the vehicle collided with a parked fire truck in Indiana. According to a CNBC news report, this is the 14th crash involving Tesla that NHTSA’s special crash investigation program has taken up in which it suspects the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature or other advanced driver assistance system was in use. Autopilot was engaged in at least three Tesla vehicles that were involved in fatal U.S. crashes since 2016. …Read the rest »
Nearly 745,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been recalled for defective sunroof assemblies that can come off when the vehicle is in motion. According to a report by The Drive, in some coupes and sedans made by the German automaker, the sunroof assembly can detach from the glass, allowing it to fly off of the car. This recall affects Mercedes-Benz cars made between 2001 and 2011, adding up to nearly 750,000 vehicles overall. The issue relates specifically to all trims of the following models: 2003-2009 E-Class, 2007-2011 CLS-Class, 2001-2007 C-Class, and the 2003-2009 CLK-Class. …Read the rest »
Federal safety officials are looking into a possible brake defect in some Toyota hybrid dealers. According to a news report in the East Bay Times, this review was launched after a Southern California franchise dealer called for an investigation and a safety recall earlier last year. Among the vehicles that are being looked at is the 2013 Toyota Prius Liftback, one of which crashed into three Oakwood School teens in a North Hollywood crosswalk, seriously injuring them, in June 2014. …Read the rest »
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will investigate a fatal Dec. 29 car accident involving a Tesla vehicle in Los Angeles. According to a CNBC news report, NHTSA said in December that it opened an investigation into a 12th Tesla crash that may be linked to the vehicles’ advanced Autopilot driver assistance system after a Tesla Model 3 rear-ended a parked police car in Connecticut. Federal officials have not said if Autopilot was engaged in the most recent car crash, which occurred in Gardena. …Read the rest »
A number of modern systems that are designed to make driving easier may actually be placing drivers in danger, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. A USA Today news report points to the study, which states features in vehicles such as adaptive cruise control and lane-assist technologies lull drivers into letting their guards down thereby putting them at a greater risk of a car accident. …Read the rest »
Mazda is issuing a vehicle defect recall for more than 35,000 of its Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks from the 2019 and 2020 model years because their automatic emergency braking systems may engage suddenly and inadvertently while driving. According to Consumer Reports, this poses the risk of a rear-end crash from a following vehicle. Mazda has said there have not been reports of any car crashes related to this recall that has resulted in fatalities, injuries or fires. …Read the rest »
The Center for Auto Safety has issued a statement saying that there are many taxicabs out there that have not been repaired for safety recalls. According to a report on Forbes.com, taxis are required to pass annual vehicle inspections in many jurisdictions. However, the inspections often do not directly address open recalls. This is a big problem because recalled vehicles that do not get repaired can pose serious threats to drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians. …Read the rest »
The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have vehicles equipped with a potentially deadly type of Takata airbag inflator but have yet to recall them. According to a USA Today news report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in documents posted in its website that it is investigating Audi, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi in connection with a Takata recall involving 1.4 million inflators. …Read the rest »