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The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin­is­tration (“NHTSA”) has added more vehicles to the current recall of Takata airbags.  To date, the Takata recall involves over 23 million air bag inflators from 11 different automakers. The recall has become more compli­cated. According to NHTSA, some of these vehicles have been covered by previous recalls and some may be […]

For years we have been deter­mined to get the word out on toy safety, toy recalls, and how important it is that the toys you buy are safe for the children you love. The CPSC’s toy recall statistics show that since 2008 the number of toys recalled has decreased and retailers and consumers alike are more […]

Hyundai is recalling over 300,000 2011 and 2012 Sonatas because the brake lights can stay on even when the driver isn’t using the brake. The defect is caused by the stopper pad between the brake pedal and the plunger that turns the lights on. The stopper pad can deteri­orate which makes the plunger stick and […]

Honda is recalling over 145,000 Goldwing-platform motor­cycles in the U.S. to repair rear brakes that drag which can cause a fire or crash. This is the third recall for some of the motor­cycles. There have been 22 reports of brakes dragging and eight small fires. The recall includes: • HONDA GL 1800 2001–2010,2012–2015 • HONDA […]

Internal inves­ti­gation has discovered massive incon­sis­tencies and cover up of Volkswagen’s ability to cheat on emission tests. The company has been steadfast in its statement the devices used to “cheat” on emission tests were only on the 11 million cars worldwide that were previ­ously disclosed. However the Environ­mental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources […]

Takata has been fined $70 million as part of a consent order with U.S. safety regulators.  The company has also agreed to a federal safety monitor and will receive $130 million more in fines for failure to follow the agreement. The agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin­is­tration imposes a total civil penalty of more […]

Over the years, we, at Terrell Hogan, have empha­sized the dangers of defective tires to consumers and their families. And, we’ve addressed how to check your tires for safety. (Be Aware of Your Aging Tires!). Since then, our law firm has highlighted recalls of dangerous tires and defective tire valves. This has become a rerun […]

National Highway Traffic Safety Admin­is­tration has penalized Fiat Chrysler because the company had signif­i­cantly under­re­ported the number of death and injury claims due to defective vehicles.  NHTSA said that there are serious flaws in Fiat Chrysler’s collecting and and reporting the claims data, as required by federal law. U.S. DOT announces Fiat Chrysler enforcement action  Fiat […]

The EPA issued a notice of violation to Volkswagen for rigging computer codes in certain diesel cars’ electronic brains to outwit emissions testing. When cars were tested, they received regis­tered low emissions during the test, but higher emissions during regular use. VW’s deception hid the fact that almost half a million diesel vehicles in the […]

General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million as a settlement for misleading the government and concealing infor­mation from inves­ti­gators on defective ignition switches that have been connected to at least 124 deaths. GM will be monitored for its safety practices over the next few years. GM’s CEO Mary Barra reportedly had 15 execu­tives of […]