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29 Oct 2013
American Honda Motor settled class-action lawsuit
American Honda Motor Co. recently settled a class-action lawsuit that alleged it manufactured 1,593,755 defective vehicles that excessively burn oil and require frequent spark plug replacements. The settlement pertains to all U.S. purchasers and lessees of 2008-12 Accords, 2008-13 Odysseys, 2009-13 Pilots, 2010-11 Accord Crosstours and 2012 Crosstour vehicles equipped with six-cylinder engines that have variable cylinder management. Accord vehicles with four-cylinder engines are excluded from the settlement. The original lawsuit alleged the vehicles contained a "systematic design defect that... Continue reading »
3 Apr 2013
KIA Hyundai recalls - 2 Million Vehicles - Brake Light and Air Bag Problem
  Kia and Hyundai are recalling nearly 1.9 million vehicles to fix problems with the brake light switch and air bag in various model vehicles. The brake light switch recall covers almost 1.7 million cars, most of the manufacturers' models from years 2007 through 2011. Additionally, Hyundai is recalling almost 200,000 Elantras from 2011 to 2013 to fix an air bag problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, the brake light problem prevents the rear brake lights from illuminating when drivers press on the brake pedal. Also, the cruise control may not turn... Continue reading »
19 Mar 2013
Chrysler recalls Dodge Challengers
Krohn &Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center ® has become aware of a safety recall regarding serious and potentially dangerous defects in Dodge Challenger vehicles. Chrysler is telling owners of 2013 Dodge Challenger muscle cars with V-6 engines not to drive them because a short in a wiring circuit can set them on fire. Owners also are being told not to park the cars in a garage or near a structure until the problem can be fixedTo date, six fires have been reported that damaged cars and a seventh incident is still being investigated. If you have a question regarding your 2013 Dodge Challenger,... Continue reading »
19 Mar 2013
Braking Problem - Honda Recalls 250,000 Vehicles
Honda is recalling 183,500 vehicles in the United States, and 250,000 vehicles globally, to fix problems with the braking systems in the Odyssey minivan, Acura RL sedan, Acura MDX crossover SUV and Honda Pilot SUV, manufactured between 2004 and 2005.   The stability assist system in the vehicles may malfunction and the brake could operate even when the driver is not pressing the pedal, said a Honda spokeswoman. The vehicles may also brake more strongly than intended when the system malfunctions.Honda states that no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of these problems.   If... Continue reading »
3 Aug 2012
760,000 RAV-4s, and 18,000 Lexus HS250Hs, to be more precise. Toyota recalled the affected RAV-4 and Lexus vehicles on August 1, 2012, due to a suspension problem that is caused by improper tightening of suspension nuts that are adjusted during routine alignment. An automobile recall is a request to return to the manufacturer a defective product or part due to the discovery of safety issues. The Toyota RAV-4 is a very popular vehicle in many respects. Since its introduction in 1996, the RAV-4 has gained more and more popularity with consumers for its quick acceleration and commendable... Continue reading »
10 Jul 2012
Used Car Buying Tips
It is often said that aside from the purchase of a home, an automobile purchase is the single largest purchase most consumers will make. While purchasing a vehicle brand new often provides the best consumer protection should the vehicle prove defective, this is not always economically feasible and Texas consumers may choose to buy a used vehicle instead. The purchase of a used vehicle in Texas is fraught with pitfalls for the unwary consumer especially if the vehicle is being purchased "as is" (without a written warranty). Below are some tips to help protect Texas Consumers from purchasing a... Continue reading »


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