Sometimes automobile defects can cause serious injuries, and these stories from our personal injury attorneys can help you figure out what steps to take.

Britax to Recall 71,000 Infant Car Seats Due to Carry Handle Defect

Britax will recall approximately 71,000 Britax B-Safe 35 and B- Safe 35 Elite infant car seat and travel systems due to a carry handle defect.  The reason for the recall is that Britax has received 74 reports of handles that have cracked and fractured while being carried by the handle.  Britax notes that the infant [...]

January 22nd, 2016|Automobile Defects, Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Britax to Recall 71,000 Infant Car Seats Due to Carry Handle Defect

Ford Recalls 451,865 Vehicles Due to Defective Fuel Tanks

Ford will recall 451,865 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans in North America due to a defective canister purge valve in the fuel tank.  This recall affects the 2010 and 2011 models of the above referenced vehicles.  Of the affected vehicles, approximately 411,205 vehicles are in the United States.  The vehicles affected were constructed at its [...]

November 25th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 451,865 Vehicles Due to Defective Fuel Tanks

History Repeats Itself: Volkswagen was Sued by the EPA for Cheating on Emissions in 1974

In 1974, Volkswagen was sued by the U.S. EPA for violating the Clean Air Act by utilizing emissions defeat devices on their vehicles.  VW settled the lawsuit for $120,000 and the promise to comply with the Clean Air Act in the future.  This past violation is virtually identical to the current VW “clean diesel” fraud. [...]

October 1st, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on History Repeats Itself: Volkswagen was Sued by the EPA for Cheating on Emissions in 1974

Volkswagen Cheated to Steal Money from Consumers While Damaging the Environment

On September 24, 2015, The Brandi Law Firm filed a proposed class action suit against Volkswagen U.S. for allegedly using software to cheat emissions tests.  (Goodrich et al v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and Volkswagen AG, United States District Court Northern District No. 3:15-cv-04397 EDL) In the complaint, The Brandi Law Firm alleges; “In [...]

September 29th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Volkswagen Cheated to Steal Money from Consumers While Damaging the Environment

Volkswagen Caught Defrauding Regulators – Potentially 11 Million Vehicles Affected

If you are driving a Volkswagen car is there anything else you can’t trust? Volkswagen has admitted that 11 million of its vehicles were equipped with a Type EA 189 2-liter diesel engine that were manufactured with software that was used to cheat on emission tests.  Previously, Volkswagen had acknowledged that the problem affected only [...]

September 22nd, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Volkswagen Caught Defrauding Regulators – Potentially 11 Million Vehicles Affected

Britax to Recall 213,753 Car Seats due to Harness Defect

Britax is set to recall 213,753 of its Advocate ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight, and Marathon Click Tight model convertible car seats due to a harness defect.  Only seats with the “Clicktight Dial” are included in the recall.  The reason for the recall is that in the affected models this “dial” may stick in the release position [...]

August 17th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Britax to Recall 213,753 Car Seats due to Harness Defect

Mazda to Recall 193,484 CX-9 Vehicles in Salt Belt States

Mazda will recall 193,484 CX-9 vehicles in two different phases due to a corrosion defect.  The reason for the recall is that the affected vehicles have front suspension ball joints that will corrode from water leaking.  Because of the corrosion, the front lower control arm may separate and break which will cause the loss of [...]

August 10th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Mazda to Recall 193,484 CX-9 Vehicles in Salt Belt States

Chrysler to Recall 284,153 Dodge Chargers due to Side Airbag Defect

On July 27, 2017, Chrysler announced that it will recall 284,153 Dodge Chargers due to a side airbag defect.  The Chargers were manufactured from May 6, 2010, to June 5, 2014.  The models affected are from their 2011 to 2014 line. The reason for the recall is that the side impact airbag’s pressure sensors installed [...]

August 3rd, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Chrysler to Recall 284,153 Dodge Chargers due to Side Airbag Defect

Fiat Chrysler Must Offer to Buy Back Over 500,000 RAMs due to Safety Concerns

The federal government has ordered that Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back over 500,000 RAM pickup trucks and other vehicles as part of their settlement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to settle legal programs stemming from two dozen safety recalls.  In addition to offering the buyback to the RAM vehicles, Fiat Chrysler [...]

July 29th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Fiat Chrysler Must Offer to Buy Back Over 500,000 RAMs due to Safety Concerns

$2.7 Million in Sanctions Against Attorneys and Client Upheld For Discovery Abuses

At The Brandi Law Firm, we represent a number of people wrongfully injured by defective products, unsafe vehicles, or dangerous roads.  In virtually every case, pretrial discovery allows the parties an opportunity to obtain documents and data from each other, such as design plans, complaints, other similar incidents, patents, test results, proposed changes, internal memos, [...]

July 24th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on $2.7 Million in Sanctions Against Attorneys and Client Upheld For Discovery Abuses