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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.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans Recalled for Fire Hazards

By Brian Chase on June 12, 2020 - No comments

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans Recalled for Fire Hazards

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will recall 27,634 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans after discovering a potential defect in the vehicles’ 12-volt battery connection. According to a report on Cnet.com, the automaker said the issue is not related to the Pacifica Hybrid’s electrified powertrain. But, the problem has to do with the 12-volt connection, which powers things such as the radio and other auxiliary features. FCA did not state exactly what’s causing this problem. However, it appears that the battery connection can corrode and eventually cause a fire. …Read the rest »

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Ford Recalls 2.3 Million Vehicles for Faulty Door Latches and Defective Brakes

By Brian Chase on June 12, 2020 - No comments

Ford Recalls 2.3 Million Vehicles for Faulty Door Latches and Defective Brakes

Ford is recalling more than 2 million vehicles in the United States because the doors could open while the vehicle is in motion and 290,000 F-150 trucks for a separate issue involving the brakes. According to a CNN news report, these vehicles have been recalled before for faulty door latches. But Ford says some dealers that claimed to have fixed this issue during the previous recalls either did not do the work correctly or did not do it at all. Ford has not named any specific dealerships. …Read the rest »

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Nissan Recalls 1.9 Million Vehicles for Hoods That Can Fly Open

By Brian Chase on June 5, 2020 - No comments

Nissan Recalls 1.9 Million Vehicles for Hoods That Can Fly Open

Nissan is recalling nearly 1.9 million midsize cars in the United States and Canada for the fourth time to fix a nagging latch problem that might allow the hood to fly open when cars are in motion. According to an Associated Press news report, the latest recall covers 1.9 million Altima sedans and includes cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years that were recalled earlier. It has also been expanded to the 2016 through 2018 model years. …Read the rest »

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Honda and Acura Recall Vehicles for Fuel Pump Problem

By Brian Chase on June 5, 2020 - No comments

Honda and Acura Recall Vehicles for Fuel Pump Problem

Honda has issued a recall and a stop-sale order on 136,057 Honda and Acura models mostly from the 2018 and 2019 model years to fix a fuel pump that could fail, causing the vehicle to stall. According to a report in Car and Driver, included in this recall are 2018 and 2019 Acura NSX and 2019 RDX, RLX and RLX hybrid, plus 2019 and 2019 Honda Accord, Civic hatchback, Civic Type R, and HR-V, 2019 Fit, and 2019 and 2020 Insight vehicles. …Read the rest »

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Video of Taiwan Crash Involving Tesla Autopilot Goes Viral

By Brian Chase on June 1, 2020 - No comments

Video of Taiwan Crash Involving Tesla Autopilot Goes Viral

A video of a Tesla Model 3 crashing into a truck on the highway while reportedly being on Autopilot is going viral. According to a report on Electrek, the incident occurred in Taiwan on May 31 when a truck rolled over to its side on the highway leaving the roof of its box exposed to oncoming traffic. …Read the rest »

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Mitsubishi Recalls Cars and SUVs for Suspension Problems

By Brian Chase on May 28, 2020 - No comments

Mitsubishi Recalls Cars and SUVs for Suspension Problems

Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 141,200 Lancer, Lancer Sportback, Outlander and Outlander Sport vehicles because parts of their front suspensions may become corroded from saltwater exposure. According to an article in Consumer Reports, the corroded parts could lead to other suspension components detaching, leading to loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash. …Read the rest »

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Federal Grant Program Aims to Inform Consumers about Vehicle Safety Recalls

By Brian Chase on May 22, 2020 - No comments

Federal Grant Program Aims to Inform Consumers about Vehicle Safety Recalls

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that states can now apply for funding to help drivers learn about open safety recalls on their vehicles. According to news reports, in 2017, NHTSA entered into a $222,300 cooperative agreement with the state of Maryland, launching a two-year pilot program to provide open recall information to consumers when they register a new vehicle or renew a registration. …Read the rest »

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Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator Recalled for Possible Automatic Braking Failure

By Brian Chase on May 15, 2020 - No comments

Ford Recalls 2.3 Million Vehicles for Faulty Door Latches and Defective Brakes

Ford is recalling certain 2020 Expedition and 2020 Lincoln Navigator SUVs because the automatic emergency braking system in these vehicles may not work as intended. According to Consumer Reports, the recalled vehicles are equipped with nonfunctioning Pre-Collision Assist features, a system that includes a forward collision warning and an automatic emergency braking system. The driver may not receive a warning that the systems are not working properly. …Read the rest »

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Volkswagen to Recall 370,000 Vehicles for Faulty Takata Airbags Over Five Years

By Brian Chase on May 8, 2020 - No comments

Volkswagen to Recall 370,000 Vehicles for Faulty Takata Airbags Over Five Years

Volkswagen will recall about 370,000 of its vehicles because of a risk posed by faulty Takata airbags. According to a report in Car and Driver, the recall will eventually cover the 2012 to 2019 VW Beetle and Beetle convertible and the 2011 to 2014 Passat. The announcement came as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that 56 million of the Takata airbags don’t need to be recalled. …Read the rest »

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Tesla’s Autopilot Feature Blamed in Lawsuit for Fatal Crash in Japan

By Brian Chase on May 4, 2020 - No comments

Tesla's Autopilot Feature Blamed in Lawsuit for Fatal Crash in Japan

Tesla has been sued by the family of a 44-year-old Japanese man who was killed when a Model X operating on Autopilot crashed into a group of people gathered on the side of an expressway near Tokyo. According to a Bloomberg news report, the driver of the Tesla had fallen asleep shortly before the crash when another vehicle ahead of him changed lanes to avoid the group. Still, the Model X, which was set on Autopilot, accelerated and ran into the group, the lawsuit filed in federal court in San Jose states. Tesla’s headquarters are in Palo Alto in Northern California. …Read the rest »

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