Volkswagen (VW) has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal felony counts and to pay $4.3 billion to settle criminal and civil penalties surrounding the automaker’s emissions scandal, in which defeat devices were used to cheat emissions tests.
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PetSmart has reached a $4.25 million settlement with the federal government after the corporation failed to immediately alert authorities that an alleged defect in two brands of fish bowls sold by the company could cause them to break and severely injure… Read More
Takata airbag victims now total ten, after two more innocent people lost their lives due to defective inflators manufactured by the airbag company.
Recently, a high school senior from Texas suffered fatal injuries when her 2002 Honda collided with another… Read More
In the wake of the massive Takata airbag recall, new problems have been discovered with airbags manufactured by Continental Automotive Systems.
The discovery is forcing automakers to recall approximately five million vehicles worldwide.
Following 19… Read More
In February 2014, General Motors (GM) issued a massive recall of more than 2.6 vehicles with faulty ignition switches, which could shut off the engine during driving and thus prevent the airbags from inflating during an accident. The defective switches… Read More
Takata, the airbag manufacturer at the center of the largest and most complex auto recall ever, is saying that it may have to replace the airbags for a second time in a number of vehicles that were thought to already be fixed.
In a prepared testimony… Read More
The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a preliminary safety defect investigation in to almost 1 million Ford sedans.
The ODI is investigating Ford sedans for failures in the… Read More
In the latest of a seemingly endless round of recalls, General Motors (GM) announced on Monday, June 16, 2014 that they would be recalling an additional 3.16 million vehicles. This recall comes on top of two recalls announced in May 2014.
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General Motors 2.59 million-vehicle recall has prompted 79 lawsuits from customers demanding the lost value of their cars, seeking up to $10 billion in alleged economic loss.
According to a U.S. Bankruptcy Court filing, the automaker has been named in… Read More