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Takata Airbag Redesign Requested by Honda in 2009

According to newly released internal documents, in August 2009, Honda discreetly requested that Takata Corp. redesign its airbag inflator to create a fail-safe model after ruptures had been tied to four injuries and one death. U.S. law states that auto… Read More

$500 Million Verdict Reached in Pinnacle Hip Implant Case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay five plaintiffs $500 million in damages in a Pinnacle hip implant case. A Texas federal jury awarded the sum following a two-month trial and a week-long deliberation. The five plaintiffs had experienced injuries… Read More

Ford F-150 Brake Failure Complaints Under Government Investigation

In response to complaints from drivers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating approximately 420,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks for potential brake failure. The NHTSA has received 33 complaints associated with Ford… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall Expands, New Vehicles Added

The largest automotive recall in United States history continues to expand as automakers announce new additions to the ever-growing list of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbags. Since 2014, millions of vehicles with faulty passenger side airbags… Read More

Public Awareness Campaign Launched after Record Number of Cars Recalled in 2015

Out of the over 51 million cars recalled in 2015, 25 percent went without the required repairs. In efforts to raise public awareness of recall issues, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has initiated the Safe Cars Save Lives campaign,… Read More

An Eighth Death Now Linked to Takata Airbag Malfunctions

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an eighth U.S. death has been linked to faulty Takata airbags. This brings the total number of deaths world-wide to nine, in addition to more than 100 injuries. The majority of… Read More

VW Appoints Kenneth Feinberg to Handle Emissions Claims

Leading victim compensation attorney, Kenneth Feinberg, has been hired by Volkswagen (VW) to create and implement a compensation program for owners of VW vehicles equipped with deceptive emissions software. More than 500,000 vehicles have been recalled… Read More

Fiat Chrysler to Pay $70 Million Fine

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay a $70 million fine for failing to report important safety information to the safety regulator. The NHTSA requires automakers to report data… Read More

Details Emerge About Victims Compensated by GM

As a part of a legal strategy for handling death and injury claims from its 2014 ignition switch recall on its own terms, General Motors (GM) established a compensation fund in June 2014 as a way to provide compensation to victims. A GM spokesman described… Read More

NHTSA Issues Record Penalties on Takata

The defective Takata airbag saga has broken several records since it was first revealed that the airbags produced by the manufacturer can explode violently, spraying shards of metal throughout a vehicle. The defect is linked to eight deaths and more than… Read More