NHTSA Tagged Articles

New details arise on NHTSA’s EWR database regarding GM’s fatal ignition switch-related crashes

Posted: July 24, 2014 Product Liability

New details involving 19 fatal crashes stemming from General Motors’ (GM) faulty ignition switch surfaced on Wednesday. Aubrey Williams, a 32-year-old single mother, was one of the many victims mentioned in the data. In December 2013, Williams was killed during

Still no fix in sight for many Cadillacs recalled for defective ignition switches

Posted: July 23, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) recalled more than half a million Cadillacs spanning a decade of model years in June for problems related to the ignition switch, but engineers have not yet found a way to repair the potentially deadly flaw.

Documents show GM “opts not to respond” in history of past death inquiries involving faulty ignition switches

Posted: July 17, 2014 Personal Injury

Crash after crash, federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) were confused about what was happening to victims who appeared to have just suddenly lost control of their General Motors (GM) vehicle and crashed with failed airbags.

Chrysler issues recall for Jeep and Durango vehicles while NHTSA investigates Ford steering shaft risk

Posted: July 15, 2014 Recalls

Chrysler has just issued a recall of 895,000 vehicles for a potential fire hazard. Specifically, 651,000 of its Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango SUV models 2011-2014 manufactured in the United States. Also 500,000 Fords are being investigated for

GM resisting NHTSA pressure to recall vehicles for potential brake line failure

Posted: July 9, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) is resisting pressure from federal auto regulators to recall full-size pickup trucks and SUVs from 1999 to 2003 for potential brake failure, the New York Times reported.

Tire blowout likely cause of deadly N.J. van crash, investigators say

Posted: July 5, 2014 Product Liability

Police investigating the deadly June 3 crash of a passenger van transporting produce workers say that a tire blowout is likely to blame for the crash, which killed two people and left four others seriously injured.

Beasley Allen video takes a look inside GM’s defective ignition assembly

Posted: July 3, 2014 Product Liability

By now, nearly everyone in the U.S. has heard of the dangerous and potentially deadly ignition switch defect that has triggered General Motors (GM) to recall more than 11 million cars worldwide. But as familiar as that news is, the

Graco recalls another 1.9 million car seats for sticky harness buckles under pressure from NHTSA

Posted: July 2, 2014 Product Liability

Graco Children’s Products Inc. has now put 1.9 million more car seats that have buckles that refuse to open on recall after more pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Graco originally recalled 3.7 million of the forward-facing

GM recalling 8.2 million more vehicles for ignition switch error

Posted: June 30, 2014 Personal Injury

On the same day it announced a compensation fund for victims of its defective ignition switch, General Motors (GM) announced more massive recalls Monday afternoon, collectively encompassing an additional 8.2 million U.S. vehicles to repair ignition switch defects and other

GM’s plan for ignition switch victim compensation fund flawed; Beasley Allen lawyers weigh in

Posted: June 30, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) announced on Monday details of its victims’ compensation fund for those harmed by the automaker’s ignition switch defect. The fund, which will be managed by former BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg, will offer at least