NHTSA Investigates Nissan Air Bag Fix as Complaints Increase

10th Apr 2015 Comments Off on NHTSA Investigates Nissan Air Bag Fix as Complaints Increase

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Nissan Motor Co.’s solution to a defect that deactivates passenger seat air bags and prompted the company to recall more than 1 million vehicles worldwide in 2014. NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation reported that it has received 124 complaints from Nissan and Infiniti owners reporting issues with their cars’ “occupant […]

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Update on the Takata Airbag Lemon Defect

10th Apr 2015 Comments Off on Update on the Takata Airbag Lemon Defect

Last month we have told you how Takata airbags can deploy violently and send metal fragments at passengers in collisions. This is a serious safety defect and it’s only getting bigger. Honda manufactured hundreds of thousands of vehicles with these dangerous airbags. Recently, the automaker said it would recall certain 2008 Pilots, 2004 Civics and 2001 Accords. This adds almost […]

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NHTSA Hits Takata With $14K Daily Fine for Noncompliance in Air Bag Investigation

20th Mar 2015 Comments Off on NHTSA Hits Takata With $14K Daily Fine for Noncompliance in Air Bag Investigation

Based on an order from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Takata and its stalling tactics will prove costly. NHTSA issued a $14,000-a-day fine on the manufacturer for every day it refuses to cooperate with the safety agency’s probe into the exploding airbag inflators. The exploding inflators have been blamed for six deaths, the latest of which occurred last month […]

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GM Facing 104 Lawsuits Plus Class Action Tied to Car Defects

20th Mar 2015 Comments Off on GM Facing 104 Lawsuits Plus Class Action Tied to Car Defects

General Motors Co. (GM), which as we all know has been under intense media, congressional and courtroom scrutiny over fatalities caused by its defective and highly dangerous ignition switches, is now defending 104 death and injury lawsuits brought by victims whose accidents were caused by defects in the company’s cars. Another 108 suits seeking class action status over depressed car […]

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What is a Voluntary Repossession?

22nd Jan 2015 Comments Off on What is a Voluntary Repossession?

I Can Make the Car Payments, or I Can Make the Repair Payments, I Can’t Afford Both Voluntary Repossession Often times the defects, which occur shortly after the purchase, can be very expensive to repair. If the dealership refuses to honor its warranty, the consumer must bear these expensive repair costs in order to keep the vehicle operating. Most consumers […]

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