VW Settlement Finalized

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. The settlement…

PetSmart Penalized for Prolonging Defective Fish Bowl Recall

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…

Takata Death Toll Rises to Ten Fatalities in the United States

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…

New Airbag Defects Force Millions of Vehicle Recalls

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…

GM Fund Rejects 91 Percent of Ignition Switch Claims

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…

A Shocking Twist in the Nations Largest Automobile Recall

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…

Safety Regulators Investigate Ford Sedans

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…

GM Slapped with $35 Million Fine, Faces 79 Lawsuits Seeking Billions

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…