GM Recalls 87,063 Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles due to Roof Panel Defect

Due to a software defect in the slide or tilt function for the roof panel, General Motors will recall 87,063 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles that were manufactured from October 24, 2011 to March 5, 2015.  The models include the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Malibus.  These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 18, [...]

April 13th, 2015|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Toyota Recalls 110,085 Newer Model Vehicles Due to Power Steering Failure

Toyota will recall 110,085 newer model Toyota Camrys, Highlanders, and RAV4s due a manufacturing processing error of the electric power steering component.  The subject vehicles are equipped with an electric power steering (EPS) system consisting of an EPS electronic control unit (ECU) and a steering column assembly with an attached power steering motor, rotation angle [...]

March 31st, 2015|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Air Bag Expansion Recall Continues: BMW Set to Recall 140,696 Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Following in the footsteps of Honda, Ford, and Mazda, BMW will now expand their air bag recall to approximately 140,696 vehicles due to a defect with the driver side air bag.  The issue is that upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture causing metal [...]

December 29th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|0 Comments

The Ignition Switch that Continues to Fail: Chrysler Recalls Another 349,442 Vehicles Worldwide due to Ignition Switch Defect

The year of the defective ignition switch continues. In their third such recall of 2014, Chrysler has announced a worldwide recall of 349,442 vehicles involving faulty ignition switches that could cause cars to suddenly turn off while driving. This latest recall affects 5 models from the 2008 line.  These models include, the Jeep Commander and [...]

September 26th, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Ford Recalls 83,250 2012-2014 Vehicles due to Improper Installation of the Halfshaft

Ford announced it would recall 83,250 vehicles involving an installation defect of the halfshaft retention circlip.  During the manufacturing of the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed as designed.  As a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning. If [...]

August 19th, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

GM Recalls Another 2.4 Million Vehicles for Internal Circuit Defect, GM Eclipses 13 Million Cars Recalled this Year Alone

The recalls continue to roll out of GM. Only 5 ½ months into the new year, GM has astonishingly eclipsed 13 million vehicles that have been recalled due to a wide variety of defects and dangers.  On May 16, 2014, GM announced it would recall another 2.4 million automobiles due to an internal circuit defect. [...]

May 23rd, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

GM Again Recalls 2,191,014 Ignition Switch Vehicles for Another Different Defect

On Friday, GM did what was become the norm for 2014 for the automobile giant.  GM issued another recall. Under heavy scrutiny from Congress and NHTSA for the ignition switch recall that resulted in congressional hearings for two days, GM recalled the same ignition switch vehicles that have been embroiled in controversy for another defect.  [...]

April 15th, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

GM to Recall 303,000 New Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Vehicles due to Fire Risk

Despite being named the North American Truck of the Year today in Detroit, the redesigned and new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will be recalled due to parts of the pickup's exhaust system could overheat due to a software defect.  Due to the software malfunction, the overheating of the exhaust system could cause a fire.  General Motors [...]

January 13th, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Tragedy in San Mateo Leads to Questions About Automobile Safety

On May 4, 2013, a devastating limousine fire that occurred on the San Mateo Bridge killed five women including recent bride Nriza Fojas and seriously injured five of her close friends. All of the women were nurses.  The limousine was a 1999 Lincoln Town Car operated by Limo Stop Inc and drive by commercially licensed [...]

May 7th, 2013|Automobile Defects|0 Comments