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  • NHTSA Reports Ford Recall of 355,000 Vehicles

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 4-Sep-2013

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford announced a recall that affects nearly 355,000 vehicles that were originally sold or are presently registered in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The recalled auto products include 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car models. Consumers who live in areas with high frequency of ...
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  • 30,000 Light Up Toy Frogs & Ducks Recalled

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Aug-2013

    According to report made on August 7 by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 30,000 Light-Up Frog and Duck toys have been recalled in the U.S. for choking hazards. They were manufactured in China and distributed nationwide by Toysmith, a company based in Sumner, Washington. The toys are made of soft plastic and come in two varieties: green frogs and yellow ...
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  • Toyota Sudden Acceleration Class Action Lawsuit Ends in $1.6 Billion Settlement

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 22-Jul-2013

    Toyota recalled over 10 million vehicles worldwide because of unintended acceleration issues. The sticky accelerator pedals and poorly designed floor mats put millions of motorists at risk. These serious safety issues significantly depreciated the value of the recalled vehicles resulting in a financial loss for the owners. On July 18, a U.S. District Judge in Santa Ana, California, gave final ...
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  • Subaru Recalls Vehicles Due to Remote Starter Problem

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 12-Mar-2013

    Subaru of America, Inc. and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have announced a recall of over 47,000 Subaru vehicles in the U.S. The recalled vehicles are equipped with remote starters, which may accidentally start the vehicles on their own, leading to vehicle problems or injuries. The recall affects only those vehicles with remote start, not those with key fobs to unlock ...
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  • 3-Wheeled Vehicles and the CA Seat Belt Law

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 7-Sep-2012

    You know that the use of seat belts is mandatory in California. But did you know that they are mandatory on certain three-wheeled vehicles as well? California Vehicle Code Section 27315.1 makes the use of a seat belt mandatory if you are driving a fully enclosed three-wheeled motorized vehicle which is greater than seven feet in length, four feet in width, and over 900 pounds. Maybe the ...
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  • 10,000 Cooper Tires Recalled due to Contaminated Rubber Tire Separation

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-Jun-2012

    Contaminated rubber in tire tread compounds has led to Cooper Tire & Rubber Company recalling 10,236 tires due to the possibility that the contaminated tread may separate from the tires early in the products’ life. As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this auto product recall affects tires produced from December 2011 through January 2012. The tires ...
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  • NHTSA Study Highlights Danger of Underinflated Tires

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 17-May-2012

    A new study released by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that drivers riding on underinflated tires are at a highly increased risk of being in a crash. As reported by ConsumerReports.org, the NHTSA stated that motorists driving on tires that are underinflated by 25% or more are three times as likely to be involved in a crash. Additionally, underinflated tires ...
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  • Toyo Tires Issues Large-Scale Defective Tire Recall

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 26-Jan-2012

    California-based tire manufacturer Toyo Tires U.S.A. Corp. has recently issued a recall of 68,763 Toyo Extensa A/S tires due to a flaw within the products that could lead to a serious accident. The announcement was made in conjunction with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to notify consumers of the recall and the potential dangers of the product. According to the ...
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  • Flawed Electrical System Spurs Recall Of Toyota Vehicles

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 8-Jul-2011

    A recent SaferCar.gov report addresses the recall of about 82,273 certain model year 2006-2007 Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX400H passenger cars manufactured from February 16, 2005, through August 30, 2006. Toyota is recalling the vehicles because a module inside of the inverter module may have improperly soldered transistors. The transistors may become damaged during high-load driving due to heat ...
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  • Faulty Cruise Control System Leads To Mercedes-benz Usa Recall

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Apr-2011

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Mercedes-Benz USA will be recalling 136,751 potentially affected M-Class and M-Class AMG vehicles in September of this year due to a defective cruise control system that may not automatically deactivate during braking. The recall, which includes model year 2000-2002 M-Class and model year 2000-2004 M-class AMG vehicles, is ...
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