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Do I Have a Defective Car?

If you have sustained an injury due to a defective car, you may be entitled to compensation. When a car has a defect it usually happens either during the manufacturing or during the design. When a car is designed it must meet the minimum Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. When these are not met and either one or multiple cars could possess potentially harmful mistakes. These mistakes may include: Any error involving steering. Especially when parts stop completely and the driver loses control of the vehicle. Defective accelerators that either stick or unexpectedly stop working. Windshield wipers that do not function properly. Wheels that split or break causing partial or complete loss of control. Engine cooling fans that break suddenly, possibly causing injuries to someone working on the vehicle. Seats/seat backs that stop working. Vital pieces of a vehicle that break or fall off creating danger for a person either…
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Are Used Car Dealers Failing to Disclose Vehicle Safety Problems to Consumers?

What if an auto dealership did not tell you about serious vehicle safety problems before selling you a car or truck? According to a recent report in the New Jersey Herald, that may not be just some ‘what if’ scenario for some consumers. Instead, disturbingly, it could be how business is conducted at many used car dealerships in the US. Are Dealerships Keeping Car Buyers in the Dark About Dangerous Auto Defects? Per the report in the New Jersey Herald, New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, announced that the results of an investigation his office conducted led to some startling findings. Reportedly, the New York Attorney General’s office discovered that hundreds of vehicles in New York had been sold to car buyers without the dealership disclosing to the consumers that the vehicles they were purchasing had unrepaired auto defects. The defects were part of auto recalls for serious issues, such…
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Could Carmakers Joining Forces Be the Key to Improving Auto Safety?

The Press of Atlantic City recently featured a report about a potential Toyota and Suzuki partnership and how automakers joining forces could possibly be a key to improving auto safety. In the Press of Atlantic City piece, Suzuki and Toyota had yet to agree to a partnership, but were in discussions. Reportedly, the potential partnership would be built on the carmakers’ desire to work together to take the ecological and safety technology in their vehicles to a higher level, including: Suzuki adding electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles to its fleet Toyota and Suzuki adding self-driving cars to their lineups The automakers supplying each other with components and products Suzuki and Toyota sharing the cost of developing futuristic safety and eco-friendly automotive technology What Types of Auto Defects Cause Car Accidents? There are many different types of automotive defects. In some cases, an auto defect does not create a safety…
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