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Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Under Investigation for Airbag Failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles after receiving reports that the airbags failed to deploy in six frontal collisions linked to four deaths and six injuries. The vehicles under investigation include 2011 Hyundai Sonatas, as well as 2012 and 2013 Kia Fortes. Investigators believe the issue could be caused by airbag control…
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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…
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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…
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What Should I Do If My Car Is Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?

Since the Takata airbag recall was first announced, it has been repeatedly expanded as more and more vehicles are revealed to contain the dangerous airbags. With the list of vehicles involved in the recall continuously expanding, many vehicle owners may be unaware that their car or truck has been included in the Takata airbag recall. How Can Vehicle Owners Find…
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Could Your Ford Explorer Be Poisoning You?

What if we told you that the number one midsized SUV in the U.S. could be making you sick? It’s a case of toxic exposure, and one of the country’s largest automakers might be trying to sweep the problem under the rug. This month Colson Hicks Eidson is exploring toxic tort issues, so are you ready for the next case…
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How the Takata Airbag Recall Could Have Been Prevented

The Takata airbag recall has resulted in vehicle occupants suffering catastrophic injuries and death. However, could it have been completely avoided? A recent article in Fortune makes the case for how the Takata airbag recall could have been prevented. What Could Takata Have Done to Avoid Making Dangerous Airbags? We have blogged about the Takata recall on multiple occasions. During…
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