Auto Defects

Under pressure from the federal government, General Motors will recall nearly 3.46 million United States pick-up trucks and SUVs, citing an issue that could make braking more difficult. The GM recall encompasses nearly 4 million vehicles – including 3.46 million in the United States – including some of Chevrolet and GMC’s most popular models. The specific makes and models affected by this recall include: 2014 – 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up trucks 2014 – 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500... Read More

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GM will pay a 33-year-old man who was rendered tetraplegic when the 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 he occupied crashed. The crash occurred when the pickup slid off an interstate after hitting a patch of black ice. It then proceeded down an embankment, overturned and landed on its roof. The pickup after being righted at the accident scene is shown below. Witnesses found the man still belted in the overturned vehicle, his neck pushed down onto his chest by the severely... Read More

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The Takata airbag recall has been the largest automotive recall in history to date, found in millions of vehicles in various makes and models manufactured by 19 different automakers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there are currently still 1.7 million vehicles on the road in Texas alone with these dangerous airbags that need to be replaced. Airbag experts have urged drivers with recalled airbags to get them replaced immediately, due to their tendency to explode in... Read More

Approximately 1.2 million pickup trucks and SUVs have been recalled by General Motors Co. for a power steering defect on select 2015 year model vehicles. So far, this defect has resulted in 30 crashes and two injuries, with no fatalities to date. This steering defect stems from faulty software used to control the car’s electronically controlled power steering and can result in trucks losing power of this function sporadically before it turns back on, which causes lack of steering control... Read More

Honda has recalled approximately 900,000 Odyssey minivans after receiving 46 reports of injuries related to a seat defect that causes second-row seats to fall forward. The company announced the recall and a stop sale on Honda Odyssey minivan model for the 2011 to 2017 model years. The safety issue stems from problems with the adjustable second-row seats failing to lock into place. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, the seats may not latch securely to the... Read More

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured between July 16, 2012, and December 22, 2015, which are equipped with an electronic gearshift (“E-shift”) assembly and a start/stop push button engine control. The E-shift system allows the driver to make a gear selection, but the gearshift does not always remain in the selected physical position. Instead, the inadequately designed E-shift system allows the gearshift to spring back into a central position after a gear is selected... Read More

Investigations are ongoing into Ford’s 2014 Explorers as reports continue to raise concerns over exhaust system leaks, which could cause carbon monoxide to enter the vehicle’s cabin. A colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, carbon monoxide is often called “the silent killer” as these properties make the gas hard to detect. There is a serious risk that intruding hazardous gases in the Explorer’s enclosed cabin space could build up to toxic levels and cause occupants carbon monoxide poisoning, including loss of consciousness,... Read More

  Toyota has recalled thousands of its Tundra pickup trucks in the U.S. due to a defect in the corner rear step bumper. This safety recall has impacted nearly 73,000 of its 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tundra models that are equipped with resin rear step bumpers and resin reinforced brackets. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Safety Recall Report No. 17V-051, an impact to the bumper may cause damage to the resin bracket, which in turn could cause... Read More

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