Major Auto Industry Scandals from the Past 50 Years

As automotive design and manufacturing continues to increase in sophistication, the hazards presented by product defects seem to generate recalls in increasing numbers. In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued about 550 recalls covering more than 53 million vehicles. In 2015, there were nearly 900 automotive product recalls covering an even greater number of vehicles. Two recent stories […]

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Lemon Law in California

Any person who buys a car receives particular rights which are covered under state and federal laws. The law lays out terms which will allow the purchaser to receive reimbursement for significant defects which constantly happen and are not fixed within a fair number of efforts, in the cases when a car does not perform up to standard expectations and […]

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Toyota Recall

Covering specific Lexus and Toyota cars, Toyota issued a voluntary safety recall on November 2, 2009 to deal with various problems with floor mats. Responsible for the uncontrollable and unexpected acceleration of a variety of Lexus and Toyota cars, this recall resulted from a problem that Toyota identified as entrapped safety mats. The firm claimed that the accelerator pedal in […]

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Understanding Car Recalls

With the purchase of an automobile, you have the expectation that it will comply with various performance and safety criteria. However, given that there are in excess of 200 million cars currently traveling the highways, it is not surprising that there will be problems.  This is the reason that consumers have protection under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety […]

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