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Ford Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles with Defective Steering Wheels

Ford has announced a recall for 1.38 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZs with a terrifying defect. According to Ford, the bolts that hold the steering wheel and steering wheel column together can loosen over time. This may cause the steering wheels in these vehicles to loosen or detach. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the agency responsible for regulating automobile safety, has received horrifying complaints from consumers who own these vehicles. A driver from Harriman, Tennessee said they veered off the interstate after the steering wheel loosened. Another driver from Illinois said the steering wheel turned 360 degrees without warning while the vehicle was being driven at 55 miles per hour. One driver had the steering wheel fall off in his or her lap while turning into a gas station. The following vehicles are affected by this recall: 2014 through 2017 model-year Ford Fusions manufactured between August 6,…
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Who is Liable for an Airplane Crash?

Our blog recently discussed an airplane crash in Costa Rica that occurred on New Year’s Eve. Ten Americans and two Costa Rican pilots were killed in the crash. We also discussed how Colson Hicks Eidson has extensive experience handling domestic and international aviation accident cases. A lot more can be said about why aviation accidents occur each year. Pilot error, equipment malfunctions and design problems with aircraft are a few examples of why these tragedies occur each year. Airplane accident survivors or their family members may be able to seek compensation from the parties who may be liable for the crash. Common carriers/commercial airliners: Families or survivors can typically seek compensation from crashes involving commercial airliners. Our law firm has filed cases against American Airlines, Kenya Airlines, Austral Airlines, Lion Air, ValuJet, Gol Airlines, AeroPeru and Chalks Ocean Airways. Aircraft owners or operators: Some aviation crashes involve privately owned planes…
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Takata Airbag Recalls Continue to Expand

An additional 3.3 million defective Takata airbag inflators are being recalled. Automakers affected by the recall include: Toyota, Honda, Ford, Tesla, Subaru, GM, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, BMW, Mitsubishi, Jaguar Land Rover, Audi and Daimler Vans. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, an estimated 37 million vehicles with Takata airbags are under currently recall. Millions of other vehicles will be added to the recall by 2019. Defective Takata airbags contain inflators that may explode when the airbags deploy. The inflators use the highly volatile chemical ammonium nitrate as a propellant. Ammonium nitrate burns too quickly after it has been exposed to humid and hot weather conditions for a long period. As a result, the inflators deploy with too much force. Vehicle occupants can be killed or injured by high-speed metal shrapnel from the inflator’s casing. There have been at least 21 deaths worldwide caused by defective Takata…
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