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Playing Used Car Roulette

  • July 11, 2014
  • Accidents
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For the average American trying to make ends meet, 2014 has been quite a challenge. Unemployment is high and, not surprisingly, household debt is high. One way folks try to save money is by purchasing used cars rather than new ones, whether they’re replacing an older model or adding another vehicle to their fleet for
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GM Ignition Recalls Continue

  • June 21, 2014
  • Accidents
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If you thought you were safe because your GM vehicle wasn’t among the 3.1 million recalled in February for ignition switch problems, think again. Now, in mid-June, the manufacturer has recalled an additional 3.2 million vehicles with similar defects. The problem lies in ignition switches that may easily and inadvertently be moved out of the
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Big Brother is Riding With You

  • May 28, 2014
  • Accidents
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George Orwell’s classic science fiction novel 1984 has in many ways come to seem prophetic. The recent controversy stirred up about the NSA’s tracking of cellphone usage has spurred comparisons to Orwell’s Big Brother, the entity controlling the populace by constantly reminding them that “Big Brother is watching you.” No matter which side of the
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Ruling Expands Protections For Whistleblowers

  • March 21, 2014
  • Auto Product Liability
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Remember Sherron Watkins? She was the accounting executive who blew the whistle on Enron’s “creative accounting” practices, which included hiding risky investments and financial losses by creating special purpose entities and inflating assets and profits. In 2002, TIME magazine named Watkins one of its persons of the year, praising her for her “exceptional guts and
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Hot On The Tail…Er, Trail

  • February 6, 2014
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Toyota’s in the news again because of product defects. They have called a halt to all U.S. sales of their Camry, Camry hybrid, Avalon sedan, Avalon hybrid, Corolla subcompact, Sienna minivan, Tundra and Tacoma trucks made since August 2012 because the materials made in their heated seats do not meet federal standards for fire resistance.
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Nearly 26,500 model year Cadillac SRX crossovers and Buick LaCrosse sedans are being recalled by General Motors, LLC in the U.S. due to a potential software problem.  Courtesy of MyFoxDetroit.com, and a release by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the transmission in the affected vehicles may independently and inadvertently shift to sport mode. 
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Lighting Issue Prompts Subaru’s Recall of 634,000 Vehicles

  • January 14, 2013
  • Auto Product Liability
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As reported by MSN News, Subaru, a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, is recalling approximately 634,000 vehicles due to faulty accessory puddle lights. These lights are designed to illuminate the area under the vehicle’s doors. When the puddle lights themselves, or the lights’ connectors, are exposed to road spray containing road salt, the water can
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Following Toyota’s acknowledgement that some of its best-selling vehicles have been prone to acceleration even though the driver steps on the brakes, Congress ordered a study last year to investigate the problem, according to The New York Times. The study, conducted by NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration), has now determined that the problems
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The Hyundai Motor Company, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is recalling an estimated 205,233 vehicles as the result of a driver side air bag defect that may cause air bag deployment failure in the event of a crash, which increases the risk of serious injury to the driver. The clock
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