More GM Recalls & A Congressional Probe Over Auto Defects

Since our auto products liability law firm’s last blog post on the vehicular defects plaguing General Motor, the manufacturer has announced even more recalls. The latest rounds include 490,000 pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles over a possible oil leak, including the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (2014 model), GMC Sierra 1500 (2014 model), Chevrolet Suburban (2015 model), [...]

Car Defect News: Nissan Recalls 990,000 Cars Over Passenger Side Air Bag Defect & GM is Sued in Two Ignition Switch Defect Lawsuits

Nissan is recalling approximately 990,000 trucks and vehicles because the air bag in the front passenger side might fail to deploy. The vehicles affected include about 544,000 Altimas, 83,000 Sentra compacts, 124,000 Pathfinder SUVs, 29,000 Leaf electric cars, and 6,700 NV200 from their 2013 model lines. 64,000 Infiniti JX35 (2013 model) and QX60 (2o14 model) [...]

Fatal Michigan Drowning Accident of Teen Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit, Criminal Charges

The family of KeAir Swift is suing the East Detroit Public Schools, the Professional Educational Services Group, three school principals, the Macomb Intermediate School District and substitute teacher Johnathan Sails for the 14-year-old’s Michigan wrongful death. Sails is also charged with involuntary manslaughter in Swift’s fatal drowning. The 24-year-old, who was filling in as a [...]

Toyota Pays $1.2B Over Sudden Acceleration and GM Recalls More Autos, This Time Over Air Bags, Brakes

Two of the largest automakers are making headlines again over safety issues involving their vehicles.  Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 million to settle a criminal probe into safety issues related to sudden acceleration problems going back to 2007. The agreement also includes a deferred prosecution deal for the automaker for three years as long [...]

Study Links 303 Deaths to Air Bags in Vehicles Recalled by General Motors Over Faulty Ignition Switches

General Motors is now coming under even greater scrutiny in the wake of a new study linking 303 fatalities to two of the vehicle lines it recalled over ignition safety problems. Among the 1.4 million autos recalled in the US, a number of them were Saturn Ions and Chevrolet Cobalts. According to the Friedman Research [...]

NHTSA Gives Graco A Deadline to Explain Car Seat Recall Over Faulty Buckle

In the wake of Graco’s decision to recall 3.8 million child safety seats last month because of a safety issue involving faulty buckles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now demanding to know why the manufacturer didn’t include 1.8 infant seats that use the same type of buckle. The car seat recall from February involved [...]

GM Expands Ignition Switch Recall to 1.4 Million US Cars, Links Problem to 13 Fatalities, and Is Now Under NHTSA Probe

General Motors has just doubled the number of cars it recalled in the US for faulty ignition switches from about 619,000 to 1.4 million vehicles in the US. The manufacturer is also is now linking 13 car accident fatalities, rather than 6, to the auto parts defect. All of the people who died were seated [...]

Girl Dies in Maryland Window Blinds Accident

A 6-year-old girl died in Maryland earlier this month when she became entangled in the cord of a window blind.  A relative tried to resuscitate the child, who was found unconscious, but the girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. Our child injury law firm has blogged about window blind accidents in the past, and [...]

General Motors Accused of Waiting Years to Issue Recall Over Fatal Ignition Switch Defect

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been asked to make General Motors explain why it is only now recalling 619,122 Chevrolet Cobalt (2005 – 2007) and Pontiac G5 (2007) cars in the US to replace possibly faulty ignition switches that have been linked to six fatalities and 22 vehicle crashes.  According to documents in [...]

Toyota Recalls About 700,000 Prius and 261,000 Lexus RX 350s, RAV4s, and Tacomas

Automaker Toyota is recalling approximately 261,000 pickup trucks and SUVs over concerns that their electronic safety systems may become disabled. The vehicles affected included the Lexus RX 350 (’12, ’13 models), the Toyota Tacoma (’12, ’13 models) and the Toyota RAV4 (’12 model). The safety issue involves a “manufacturing variation” problem that could shut down [...]