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BMW recalls cars for potential seat belt hazard

Anyone in California who is considering purchasing a BMW i3 had better buckle up for news of the latest recall. In light of the many auto defect class action cases across the country, many involving companies that concealed the dangers from consumers, it may be refreshing to hear that BMW is recalling the i3 before its defect causes anyone injury. Refreshing or not, many recalls do not get word out to consumers in time and result in tragic accidents that lead to claims for legal recourse. 

Auto defect results in recall of 1 million BMW vehicles

A car fire can be a terrifying event, especially if one is driving in Los Angeles when the fire begins. However, recently, ABC news affiliates have been investigating car fires in vehicles that are parked. These mysterious fires occur in various models of BMWs, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has encouraged BMW owners to immediately report any engine fires. Although the car maker long denied there was an auto defect in its cars, the manufacturer recently recalled over a million vehicles.

GM pays millions in auto defect class action settlement

The purchase of a new car can be exciting, especially if one has settled for used cars for many years. It can be frustrating to purchase a new car only to find it has auto defects that make it undrivable or even dangerous. Recent events have left many owners of GM cars scrambling to comply with recall notices. Unfortunately, some did not receive their notices before disaster struck.

CarMax vehicles included in auto defect class actions

Consumers are beginning to see the results of a recent decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration allowing used car dealers to offer defective vehicles and label them as safe. CarMax, the leading used car outlet in the United States has recently taken advantage of this change in the law, and consumers relying on CarMax's reputation may be the ones to suffer. An investigation into the CarMax inventory reveals thousands of cars that were included in past auto defect class actions.

Honda settles auto defect class actions

For several years, consumers have followed with horror the news reports of auto airbags exploding in vehicles. The device most relied upon for safety in an automobile had become the weapon responsible for killing 16 people and injuring hundreds. Because of a design defect, the airbags manufactured by Takata tended to explode, sending shards of burning metal into the faces and bodies of the passengers. It did not take long before auto defect class actions began in California and across the country.

10 million defective airbags remain in use, despite recall

For several years, stories of defective and dangerous airbags have been making headlines across the U.S. Many people are likely aware of the defect, and millions of people are affected by it, as roughly 46 million defective airbag inflators have been recalled. Criminal charges have been filed; class action lawsuits have been filed; multi-million dollar settlements have been reached.

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