Mazda Motor Corp., Mitsubishi Motors and Subaru maker, Fuji Heavy Industries, have recalled about 715,000 more cars equipped with airbag inflators made by parts supplier Takata Corporation. The recall follows a similar recall by Toyota and Honda to replace Takata's inflators. Regulators have linked six deaths worldwide to defective Takata airbags which exploded too violently and shot shrapnel... Read more »
Ford has recalled over 545,000 vehicles that that may contain malfunctioning door latches. The car manufacturer initially recalled 400,000 vehicles and expanded the recall to include an additional 156,000 model year 2011 to 2014 Fiesta, and model year 2013 to 2014 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans. Ford received a request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has been... Read more »
Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center ® has become aware of a jury trial verdict in Georgia against Chrysler. A jury found Chrysler responsible in the death of a 4-year-old Georgia boy in a fiery Jeep crash and ordered the auto maker to pay $150 million in damages.
The verdict caps a trial that renewed scrutiny of older sport-utility vehicles with fuel tanks that regulators spotlighted as... Read more »
Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center ® has become aware of a BMW settlement with the FTC regarding its warranty coverage. BMW of North America LLC has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its MINI Division violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void their warranty unless they used MINI parts and MINI dealers to perform maintenance and... Read more »
General Motors is expanding a recall from last March to include more than 81,000 additional cars because their power steering systems could suddenly fail, making the vehicles harder to turn. The current action is in addition to the previous recall that covered 1.3 million vehicles in the United States. A spokesman for GM said it is aware of one crash, but no injuries, related to a defect in the... Read more »
Chrysler is recalling 435,581 2011-2014 model year Chrysler 300s, Dodge Chargers, Challengers, and Durangos; and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees equipped with a 3.6L engine and a 160-amp alternator because the alternator might suddenly fail, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a... Read more »
A class action lawsuit was filed in a California court alleging that Hyundai has made cars with defective electrical systems, causing vehicles to shut down without warning. The suit alleges the defects occur in 2010 – 2013 Hyundai Elantras, Santa Fes, Tucsons, Sonatas, Azeras, Accents and Velosters. While there has not been a recall issued by Hyundai, it has sent out at least four service... Read more »
Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center ® has become aware of a Congressional bill that would protect individuals who rent a defective vehicle from a car rental company.
Currently, rental car companies are prohibited from selling or leasing vehicles that have been connected to a recall notice. However, companies can rent any car in their fleet regardless of whether or not it has been subject... Read more »
A Federal Court jury found that Toyota bore the majority of the fault in a 2006 car accident that took the lives of three people and awarded the families involved over $11 million. The jury also placed part of the blame on the driver. The driver of a 1996 Toyota Camry that crashed into another vehicle, contended that he tried to slow his vehicle down, but that the car wouldn’t slow down. The... Read more »
Nissan is recalling almost 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires. The first recall covers more than 552,000 Nissan Rogue vehicles, model year 2008-2013 and manufactured between March 7, 2007, and November 26, 2013, and 2014 Nissan Rogue Select vehicles manufactured from September 23, 2013, to July 2, 2014. The affected vehicles may... Read more »
Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® was founded in 1995 by principal attorneys, Adam J. Krohn and Gregory H. Moss, with the goal of providing affordable, effective legal representation to those who have been victims of defective cars, trucks and consumer products. Originally founded in Illinois, our firm's uncanny success has helped us in expanding our efforts on a nationwide basis. Today, we assist consumers throughout the co...