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GM continues to ignore NHTSA’s questioning deadline, penalized $7,000 for each day overdue

Posted: April 9, 2014 Product Liability

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this Tuesday, General Motors (GM) has missed an April 3 deadline to release information regarding its recent defective ignition switch recall of 2.6 million vehicles. Due to its tardiness, a fine

Toyota issues its second-largest recall to date of more than 6.3 million cars globally

Posted: April 9, 2014 Recalls

Nearly 30 models of more than 6.3 million Toyota vehicles are currently being recalled in Japan, the U.S., Europe and various locations globally in the auto maker’s second-largest recall in company history. Some of the models under recall include the

DOT, NHTSA launch new campaign for April – National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted: April 9, 2014 Personal Injury

In recognition of April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its first-ever national advertising campaign and law enforcement crackdown aimed at distracted driving. Using the phrase “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.,” the

Evenflo announces recall of around 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to stuck harnesses

Posted: April 9, 2014 Recalls

Nearly 1.3 million child safety seat buckles are currently under recall by the company Evenflo. The company has found that the seat buckles have the potential to become stuck, therefore putting the child at risk in case of an emergency

Frustrated families of GM ignition switch victims seek real answers, action

Posted: April 3, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Mary Barra testified before a Congressional panel Tuesday in an effort to provide lawmakers with an understanding of the company’s failure to recall defective ignition switches and allowing six of its models to remain on

GM retains former BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg to help with ignition switch crisis

Posted: April 2, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra said her company has retained former BP oil spill administrator Kenneth Feinberg to shepherd the company through its options amid its ignition switch crisis.

GM approved subpar ignition switches, manufacturer says

Posted: April 1, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) approved ignition switches that are being blamed for multiple crashes, deaths, and injuries even though the mechanisms failed to meet the company’s specifications, the company that supplied the part told congressional investigators.

Did GM, NHTSA turn a blind eye to deadly ignition problem?

Posted: March 31, 2014 Product Liability

Both General Motors (GM) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have said that despite receiving numerous reports and complaints of the ignition switch defect that turned about 1.6 million U.S. cars into potential deathtraps, it was not easy

GM dealerships inundated with worried drivers amid ignition switch safety recall

Posted: March 29, 2014 Product Liability

Many General Motors (GM) customers affected by the company’s ignition switch recall are too spooked to drive their vehicles, afraid that they could become the next victim of a defect that could suddenly shut down the engine and all safety

Feds look for evidence of cover-up in GM ignition switch investigation

Posted: March 27, 2014 Product Liability

Toyota Motor Corp.’s admission last week that it intentionally misled customers and federal authorities about the extent of sudden unintended acceleration problems in its vehicles resulted in a $1.2 billion penalty — the largest fine against an auto manufacturer in