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Takata Airbag Recall Fine

November 5, 2015

Landmark $200 Million Fine Levied Against Takata for Faulty Airbags

Japanese parts manufacturer Takata faces what federal regulators are calling a historic $200 million fine for problems with its airbags installed in more than 30 million vehicles in the United States, which are prone to overinflate and explode, posing a…

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GM Ignition Switch Settlement

September 21, 2015

General Motors Reaches $900 Million Settlement Agreement Over Faulty Ignition Switches

General Motors has admitted that it failed to warn the public about a deadly problem with ignition switches in millions of its vehicles, as part of a $900 million settlement agreement the car maker reached with the federal government…

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Defective Airbag Problems

July 15, 2015

ANOTHER Airbag Manufacturer Under Investigation for Faulty Airbag Inflators

On the heels of numerous recalls that have affected millions of vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags, federal safety officials are now warning consumers about the potential risk of airbags manufactured by ARC Automotive, Inc. overinflating and rupturing. According to the…

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GM Power Steering Recall

February 18, 2015

Yet Another GM Recall Issued, This Time Over Power Steering Problems

Certain General Motors vehicles may be affected by a recent expansion of a 2014 recall issued over power steering problems.

Auto maker General Motors is expanding a 2014 recall to include an additional 81,000 vehicles, following reports that a sudden…

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Toyota Unintended Acceleration Suit

February 5, 2015

$11 Million Verdict Delivered in Wrongful Death Suit Over Toyota Camry Design Defects

The wrongful death lawsuit involved an accident in which a Toyota vehicle’s unintended acceleration caused the death of three people, and serious injuries to two others.

A Minnesota jury has ordered Toyota to pay $11 million in damages…

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Honda Fined by NHTSA

January 13, 2015

Honda Fined $70 Million by NTHSA for Failing to Report Injuries, Fatalities

Honda failed to report 1,729 injury and fatality claims made from 2003 to 2014, as well as warranty claims made during the same time period.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered Honda to pay $70…

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Lincoln Ignition Switch Recall

January 9, 2015

Ford Recalls Lincoln SUVs Due to Risk Vehicles May Be Shut Off During Use

Ford has issued a recall of approximately 13,500 model-year 2015 Lincoln MKC sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), due to a risk that drivers may inadvertently turn off the electronic ignition while the vehicle is moving, posing a potential…

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