Auto Defects

New Takata Airbag Death Reported in Texas

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 12-Apr-2016

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Last month, a 17-year-old driver of a recalled 2002 Honda Civic was killed after a Takata airbag ruptured during a rear-end collision in Fort Bend County, Texas. According to U.S. regulators, this accident marks the tenth fatality linked to an airbag defect that has prompted a worldwide recall of millions of vehicles. Nine of these […]

Faulty Air Bags Behind Mercedes-Benz Recall

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 04-Feb-2016

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Mercedes-Benz is the latest in a list of auto manufacturers recalling vehicles over airbag malfunctions. According to a report posted by the company on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, the automaker has recalled 126,000 vehicles in the U.S. over a defect in the airbag control unit. The malfunction either causes the airbags […]

KIA Recalls About 377,000 Vehicles Due to Mechanical Errors that Have Injured 3 People

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 29-Oct-2015

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Recently, Kia recalled over 377,000 of their Sorento SUV models because the vehicles’ transmissions can be shifted out of the “park” setting and into “drive” or “reverse” when a driver’s foot is not on the brake pedal. The recall effects any Sorento models from 2011 to 2013. Sources claim that Kia filed legal documents with […]

Government Audit Finds Gaps in NHTSA Process

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 01-Jul-2015

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the nation’s top auto-safety regulator, but it may have serious problems collecting information about potential automobile defects. According to The Wall Street Journal, NHTSA procedure failed to identify the General Motors Co. faulty ignition switches. This defect may be responsible for more than 100 fatalities. A recent […]

Nissan Plans to Expand U.S. Airbag Defect Recall

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 22-Apr-2015

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Nissan announced its plans to expand an airbag defect recall after a woman claimed she suffered injuries from shrapnel caused by a Takata Corp. airbag in her 2006 Nissan Sentra. In a recent announcement, a spokesperson for Nissan Motor Co. said the automaker would file an incident report with the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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