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Thousands of Toyota vehicles recalled in the US

Automaker Toyota has issued a third recall on 337,000 vehicles after the first two recalls failed to address a suspension problem that could cause injuries to vehicle owners, a Los Angeles Times article reported on August 12. Toyota discovered that the rear suspension assemblies of previous RAV4 and Lexus vehicle models may fail due to rust… Read More

GM recalls SUVs with airbag and seat belt defects

At least 1.18 million Sports Utility Vehicles with potential airbag and seat belt issues were recalled by General Motors Co. on Monday, March 17. The recall affects the GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and Saturn Outlook. The airbags of the SUVs situated on the side and front could fail to work properly if the… Read More

Airbag defect causes Hyundai $14 million in personal injury settlement

Hyundai Motor Company was directed to pay $14 million to a Virginia family in connection with a defective side airbag system that failed to deploy, leaving their teenage son with serious brain damage. The personal injury lawsuit was filed by the parents of Zachary Duncan on February 27, 2010 shortly after Duncan, who was aged… Read More

Toyota recalls hybrid cars with brake defects

Nearly 250,000 of Toyota’s Hybrid cars from around the world are going to recalled because of defective brakes, Toyota announced on June 5. Despite no reports of injuries caused by the auto defect, the brake booster pump of the March-October 2009 version hybrid cars will still be subjected to a close inspection and possible replacement… Read More