Defective Vehicle Equipment

Feds Step Up Takata Air Bag Recall

July 15, 2016

The federal government is cranking up its efforts to get the word out about defective Takata airbags after the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) discovered the underlying cause of the inflator’s ability to rupture.1 The NHTSA hopes its efforts will accelerate the repair an additional 40…
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BMW Fined $40 Million by NHTSA for Violating Motor Vehicle Safety (MVS) Act

December 31, 2015

BMW North America has recently been issued a $40 million fine by regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for “a series of violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and NHTSA regulations.” According to the announcement regarding this penalty, BMW will required to pay $10 million in…
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Fiat Chrysler Agrees to 3-Yr NHTSA Oversight after Mishandling 23 Vehicle Recalls

July 31, 2015

For the next three years, Fiat Chrysler will be subject to “unprecedented oversight” from federal transportation regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This oversight is part of a greater enforcement action the NHTSA has imposed on Fiat Chrysler as a result of how it mishandled 23 vehicle…
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Summer Driving Safety: Tips for Checking Your Tires (Pt. 2)

July 31, 2014

Picking up from where Summer Driving Safety: Tips for Checking Your Tires (Pt. 1) left off, below we will continue our discussion of proper tire maintenance so that you are aware of how to minimize your risk of tire blowouts, tire failure and car accidents this summer (and throughout the…
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Summer Driving Safety: Tips for Checking Your Tires (Pt. 1)

July 20, 2014

In theme with our summer driving safety series for July, in this two-part blog, we will take a closer look at what you can do to: Ensure your vehicles’ tires are in good working order. Reduce your risk of tire blowouts, tread separation or other forms of tire failure. Ultimately,…
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Ignition Switch Defects Trigger another Massive GM Recall

June 20, 2014

Another massive GM recall has been announced, and more than 3.16 million vehicles in the U.S. will be affected by it. According to the announcement made in mid-June, the latest GM recall involves an ignition switch defect that is similar to the ignition switch defect that has been linked to…
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Mailed Vehicle Recall Notices Must Include Special New Labels, Orders NHTSA

May 30, 2014

When vehicle manufacturers issue recalls, they now must include special, distinct labels on the mailed notices to consumers in order to alert affected consumers about the recall. This new requirement, which was mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the end of February 2014, is specifically intended…
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