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Toyota faces auto defect class actions for moldy smell

Purchasing a new vehicle is a decision that few people make on a whim. The price is considerable, and the monthly payments can tip a carefully balanced budget. However, there is nothing like releasing the worry by trading in an unpredictable used car. Additionally, there are few who do not love a new car smell. Unfortunately for some owners of new vehicles, their purchases resulted in one of several auto defect class actions.

Woman seeks class action status re defective headrests

Car owners may take for granted some of the safety features in their vehicles because they may not seem like safety features at all. In fact, the headrest in a vehicle may seem more of a comfort than a safety device. However, the position of the headrest prevents the driver or passenger's head from snapping back during a collision, causing whiplash or more serious neck injuries. California owners of cars manufactured by Fiat Chrysler may be interested in knowing how one woman is seeking class action status of her lawsuit regarding defective headrests.

Changes occur after auto defect class actions

When a consumer is injured by a product or service, he or she may feel there is little to do about it. However, if several consumers suffer injuries from a similar problem, they may unite to seek compensation for their damages. This is a particularly effective course of action when dealing with the automotive industry. Recent auto defect class actions have brought serious dangers to the attention of the public and have prompted auto manufacturers to take action to improve the safety of their vehicles.

Auto defect class actions may result from auto fires

It is not unusual for auto manufacturers to keep from the public information about potential dangers in their vehicles. After all, if California consumers learned that a defect or malfunction in a particular make or model is a threat to their safety, the reputation of the company will certainly suffer. When enough car owners seek legal help, they may combine their complaints into auto defect class actions so that more plaintiffs may seek relief in a single case.

Fiat Chrysler vehicle defect leads to another recall

California consumers have several viable options for seeking compensation or reimbursement when their vehicles fail to live up to standards. When numerous consumers experience the same serious vehicle defect, they may band together in a class action lawsuit, especially after reports of injuries or death result from the defect. One auto maker is attempting to avoid such a lawsuit by issuing a recall of nearly five million vehicles.

Toyota faces auto defect class actions for Prius defect

Auto recalls are no longer surprising news to those in California, even when they involve millions of vehicles. Recalls typically involve the repair or replacement of defective parts after which drivers should feel safer about operating their vehicles. When auto manufacturers fail to disclose information about dangerous defects, they may face auto defect class actions. Toyota is currently facing several lawsuits involving defects supposedly repaired in a previous recall.

ATV owners join class action citing defective recreational vehicl

Enthusiasts of all-terrain vehicles know they are fun and versatile, useful for off-road riding, racing or general utility purposes. Riding an ATV requires skill and caution, and while California does not require a license to operate one, some states do require special training. Nevertheless, training and skill may do little to prevent injury if the rider is on a defective vehicle. ATV owners from numerous states are seeking compensation through a class action lawsuit after a well-known ATV manufacturer apparently failed to address a dangerous defect.

More manufacturers facing class actions for airbag defects

Airbags have long been a staple of safety in automobiles, allowing drivers and passengers to avoid impact with hard surfaces of the vehicle in the event of a collision. Airbags are installed in many places within a car, most prominently in the steering mechanism and dash boards. Recently, many California car owners have watched with concern as auto manufacturers across the world scramble to remedy the dangerous situation created by defects in airbags.

Fancy words may not disguise hidden auto defect

Consumers may be learning the hard way that words used to describe products may not always be accurate or even truthful. For example, using words like organic, natural and healthy may manipulate consumers into purchasing products they think are better for their bodies. The auto industry apparently has its own set of deceptive words and phrases, and car buyers in California who think they are purchasing a vehicle of higher quality may end up with auto defects.

Record number of auto defect class actions in recent years

Airbags are such a crucial element of automotive safety that, decades ago, lawmakers passed a law requiring automakers to include them in all new vehicles. Since then, car manufacturers have continued to advance the technology in an attempt to meet and surpass safety standards. However, instead of protecting drivers and passengers in California and beyond, recent defects in the airbag inflators have placed those lives in danger, prompting auto defect class actions across the country.

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