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Oct 29
2014

General Motors (GM) continues to face Congressional hearings and lawsuits related to their knowledge of faulty ignition switches that have been connected to at least 13 deaths over the past 10 years. Recent documents obtained by The New York Times shows that the company may not have been as forthcoming as the automaker had been with regulators regarding the problem. Ignition Problem According to death inquiry documents obtained by The New York Times, GM claimed they could not determine the cause of an accident that killed Gene Erickson, a passenger in a car driven by Candace Anderson, in...

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Oct 24
2014

BMW announced on July 16, 2014 that they were recalling more than one million vehicles due to problems with passenger airbags, prompting some to consider a lawsuit against the manufacturer. The airbags were made by Takata Corporation and affects 3 Series vehicles manufactured between May 1999 and August 2006. Extension of Previous Recall According to BMW, the recall is an extension of a regional recall that United States safety regulators required in June. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommended a recall of vehicles with Takata Corporation airbags installed in both...

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Jul 22
2014
Portable bed handles recalled after three deaths. Possible lawsuit may be in the works.

Handles designed to help adults get in and out of bed may be the subjects of a lawsuit as three people have died due to problems with the devices. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the manufacturer, Bed Handles Inc. of Blue Springs, Missouri, has recalled 113,000 portable bed handles. Handle Problems According to the agency, the handles can shift out of place if attached without safety retention straps, which can lead to a dangerous gap between the handle and the mattress. The...

Mar 14
2014

Faulty ignition switches in General Motors’ Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 vehicles built between 2005 and 2007 have been linked to six deaths in North America. This marks the fourth recall linked to deaths by automakers over the past few years.

Six fatalities have been linked to faulty ignition switches in older model GM cars, says Dallas-Fort Worth attorneys.

The GM recall involves ignition switches that may shut the vehicle off when jarred. In addition, heavy key rings can pull the switch mechanism out of the “run” position and into “accessory” or “off” while the...

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Dec 11
2013
After a jury returned a $3 million compensatory award, Toyota reached a settlement in a case that may affect other pending suits, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

A jury returned a $3 million compensatory award in a case stemming from a sudden acceleration incident involving a Toyota Camry. Before the jury could return with a punitive award, the car manufacturer reached a confidential settlement with the families of driver Jean Bookout, who was injured in the crash, and passenger Barbara Schwarz, who died in the accident. Sudden Acceleration Toyota is facing hundreds of lawsuits...

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Nov 15
2013
Honda announced recalls for the Honda Odyssey and Acura MDX due to air bag flaws, according to Frenkel & Frenkel.

On the heels of a recall of 2013 Odyssey models due to stalling problems, Honda announced that models of the 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey and Acura MDX are being recalled for air bag flaws. The recalls are similar to those issued by other auto manufacturers, including those involving the Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Air Bag Problem The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received reports of at least six complaints of air bags deploying...

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Nov 07
2013
BMW, Chrysler and Mazda recently issued recalls on vehicles due to safety problems, according to Dallas-Fort Worth attorneys Frenkel & Frenkel.

Three big automakers— BMW, Chrysler and Mazda —issued recalls on several models recently due to safety issues. Power brake failure, software glitches and uneven door surfaces in the vehicles could cause severe injury or even death if the problems are not addressed. BMW Brake Problem BMW announced it was recalling over 76,000 vehicles, manufactured between 2012 and 2014, due to potential power brake failure in those models. The carmaker...

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Oct 09
2013
Dallas law firm Frenkel & Frenkel says that BMW is recalling 176,000 vehicles due to power brake problems.

BMW announced recently that it was recalling 176,000 vehicles due to problems with the power brake system in those vehicles. Model years 2012 through 2014 are affected by the recall , and more than 70,000 of the cars were sold in the United States. Loss of Power Braking Assist According to BMW, an interruption in the oil supply from the intake camshaft to the brake vacuum pump becomes restricted, and the vacuum pump fails due to lack of lubrication. This leads to the loss...

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Aug 27
2013
Toyota announced it is recalling more than 340,000 Tacoma Access Cab pickups due to a potential problem with seat belts, according to Frenkel & Frenkel.

Toyota recently announced that it was recalling more than 340,000 Tacoma Access Cab pickups produced between 2004 and 2011 due to a potential problem with seatbelts in the vehicles. Owners are to be notified by mail of the problem. Seat Belt Problem Toyota says that screws that attach the seat belt pre-tensioner to the seat belt retractor in the front seats of the vehicle may become loose over time, and if they loosen...

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Aug 27
2013
Due to a steering system problem, BMW will recall over 143,000 vehicles in China, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

BMW was dealt another blow to its position in China when it announced it must recall more than 143,000 vehicles in the country due to defective plugs in the electric power steering on some of the luxury carmaker’s 5-series cars. The cars were manufactured between 2009 and 2012 in a partnership with Brilliance China Automotive, says China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. Electrical System Problem According to the national product...

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