Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Recall

Recall Lawyer: defective drug and device recall process explained

Defective products are recalled almost every day in the United States. They include medical devices such as metal hip implants, as well as tainted prescription drugs, children’s toys, and fruits and vegetables. These recalls span a wide variety of industries and products, but they usually share one thing in common: regulatory oversight by the federal…

Recall lawyers to tackle drug and device cases at JPML

Dangerous drugs and medical devices including testosterone therapy and metal hips will be on the agenda at this week’s meeting of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, or JPML. The panel of seven federal judges will meet at 9:30 Thursday morning in Chicago to hear arguments about dozens of mass tort cases, including MDL 2545,…

Honda Recalls 21,000 ATVs for Defective Steering Shafts

The U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission reported a voluntary recall of 21,000 Honda Foreman ATVs last Tuesday for defective steering shafts. Honda has recalled all four-wheel drive 2012 and 2013 FourTrax TRX500 Foreman ATV in models FE and FM. According to CPSC. the ATVs are red, green or camouflage with the name “Honda” on both…

Navistar Recalling Over 16,000 International Trucks

Navistar, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of over 16,000 trucks in the wake of evidence of a potentially serious defect. ProStar, LoneStar and TransStar, all marketed and sold under the International brand name, are being recalled to correct a potential problem that could cause a trailer to unexpectedly release from the fifth wheel. According…

Nissan & Suzuki Recall Over 350,000 Vehicles for Brake Problems

and Suzuki has recalled about 210,000 motorcycles–all related to apparent braking problems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced the voluntary recall. The Nissan recall will cover the 2013-14 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2013 Infiniti JX35 and the 2014 Infiniti QX60. The Suzuki recall covers the 2004-13 GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 model motorcycles, and the 2005-13…

Toyota Recalls Several Lexus Models for Loose Bolts in the Gear Assembly

Toyota has issued a recall of multiple Lexus vehicles due to loose bolts being discovered in the Variable-Valve Timing (VVT) gear assembly. The recall includes model year 2007-2011 Lexus GS350 vehicles manufactured June 19, 2006, through July 12, 2011; model year 2006-2011 Lexus IS350 vehicles manufactured May 27, 2005, through July 13, 2011; and model…

Tesla Fire Raises New Questions About Vehicle Safety

According to company officials, a fire that erupted under the hood of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle was caused by a faulty battery pack. The fire, which eventually consumed the front portion of the car, was apparently triggered when the driver inadvertently ran over some small debris on the roadway, which kicked up and…

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Furloughs

NHTSA announced yesterday that new car recalls will not be updated on its website during the government shutdown. NHTSA cited lack of funds to continue posting new safety recalls. The federal agency also noted that while consumers can still file safety complaints with NHTSA during the shutdown, they will not be reviewed or investigated while…

NHTSA Received Thousands of Complaints Over Saturn Steering Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received thousands of complaints of power steering problems in Saturn Ions, model years 2004 to 2007. According to new reports, there have been 4,150 complaints about the vehicles’ electric power steering system. The complaints include descriptions of drivers suddenly feeling a loss of steering power, making the…

Honda and Acura Recall 2003-2004 Odyssey and 2003 MDX Due to Faulty Airbags

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Honda has recalled its 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey and 2003 Acura MDX due to “electrical noise” which may cause airbags to deploy in the course of normal driving. The problem may affect not only front airbags, but also side curtain airbags and seatbelt pretensioners. Seatbelt pretensioners tighten…