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

GM Recalls Another 8.2 Million Vehicles; GM up to 29 Million Vehicles Recalled This Year

The epidemic continues. Today is July 1, 2014.  GM has recalled 29 million vehicles in a period of six months in 2014.  Last year alone, all car manufacturers recalled approximately 22 million vehicles total.  GM has surpassed that number in just half a year. On Monday, June 30, GM recalled another 8.2 million vehicles stemming [...]

July 1st, 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 Facing 5 Different Government Probes and a Slew of Lawsuits over Recalls

Shortly after Easter 2014, General Motors revealed that the troubled auto manufacturer is the subject of 5 different government probes.  The probes were revealed in GM’s required regulatory filing.  The investigations are under the direction of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, the SEC, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [...]

April 30th, 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

Déjà Vu? GM Rolls Out Another 3 Recalls Affecting Over 2 Million Vehicles; Nearly 7 Million GM Cars Recalled in 2014

From 2010-2013, GM recalled 7 million vehicles for varying defects. In 2014 alone, GM has recalled nearly 7 million cars and trucks. Under heavy scrutiny from Congress and NHTSA for the ignition switch recall; GM continues to recall more and more vehicles. In mid-March, GM recalled 1,543,323 vehicles in 3 separate recalls. This week, as [...]

April 4th, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

NHTSA and GM CEO Face Grilling over Ignition Switch Recall

On April 1st and 2nd, 2014, congressional members are expected to grill NHTSA personnel and GM CEO Mary Barra over the ignition switch issues.  The initial recall on Feb. 13, covering 778,562 Cobalts and G5s, was widened less than two weeks later to more than 800,000 additional vehicles.  Those include 2003-2007 Saturn Ions, 2006-2007 Chevrolet [...]

April 2nd, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

GM Response to NHTSA Questions

In the continuing saga of General Motors’ ignition switch recall; these were General Motors’ responses to questions posed by NHTSA prior to the hearings set to take place on April 1 and 2. 1. Has GM made a defect decision and filed the 573 paperwork as to every vehicle it manufactured that contained or could [...]

April 1st, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Who Dropped the Ball on the GM Ignition Switch Recall?

1.6 million recalled GM vehicles including 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalts, 2003-2007 Saturn Ions, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR and Pontiac Solstice vehicles, and the 2007 Saturn Sky vehicles models, which are clearly linked to 13 deaths and 31 injuries, as numerous observers, are asking why this occurred. 2005 Saturn Ion The first level of responsibility is [...]

March 31st, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Toyota to Pay $1.2 Billion in Criminal Penalties Over Unintended Acceleration Problems After Investigation Revealed Toyota Concealed Information and Misled Consumers

Last week, the Justice Department announced that Toyota will pay $1.2 billion to settle the criminal probe over Toyota’s handling of unintended acceleration problems that began in 2009.  After 8.1 million Toyota vehicles were recalled for this dangerous defect, Toyota will now pay the largest U.S. criminal penalty ever imposed on a car company.  The [...]

March 25th, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments