50K possibly defective Chrysler SUVs recalled worldwide

Multinational company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall to an estimated 50,000 compact Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) worldwide, many of which were in the U.S., due to engine problems that could lead to accidents, a report of ABC News said on December 23.

According to reports, the 2.4-liter or 2-liter engines used in the 2016 models of Patriot, Jeep Compass, and Journey vehicles may stall during operation. The four-cylinder engines of the vehicles could malfunction if their “sensor connectors” fail to work, FCA explained. The problem could also prevent the vehicles from starting the engines. Owners of the affected vehicles should expect a notification from their dealers for the parts replacement needed in their vehicles. FCA confirmed that they have not been informed of any injuries or collisions involving the recalled vehicles.

Auto defects such as this are very difficult to determine, and you’ll need skilled representation if you are blaming it for your injuries. However, if you think that you or a loved one has been injured because of a dangerous vehicle, the Des Moines attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you investigate to figure out if manufacturers can be found liable. Learn more about your legal options from us today by calling (877) 327-2600.



NHTSA link faulty Takata airbag to fatal accident

A November 3 article of Fortune revealed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is linking defective Takata airbags to a recent vehicular accident in California that resulted in a fatality.

Information coming from the NHTSA revealed a woman, identified only as a 50-year-old in Riverside County, was riding in a Honda vehicle that was part of an investigation regarding exploding airbags. A spokesperson for the NHTSA recently expressed concern that automakers, including Honda, are reluctant to replace all the faulty airbags in their vehicles. In the U.S. alone, the hazardous airbags were associated with 11 fatalities. Takata agreed to recall their airbags after federal authorities discovered they could cause serious harm to vehicle occupants if the airbags burst. Namely, the airbags are liable to shoot metal bits from a broken inflator.

Families are often left struggling with a financial burden after losing a loved one in a car accident. However, if you are the victim of a product recall, compensations could be given to you if negligent parties are liable for your loss. Discuss your situation with a Des Moines auto defect attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Ford expands recall on vehicles with door latch issues

Approximately 1.5 million Ford vehicles are being included in a recall to fix a problem that could cause the doors to open during use, a September 8 article of KCCI 8 reported.

According to the American manufacturer, the inclusion of 1.5 million vehicles in the recall was demanded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Apparently, the doors of the affected vehicles could swing open during use or fail to close properly if its door latch spring tab is damaged. Previous and recent models of Focus, Escape, C-Max, Mustang, Lincoln MKC, and Transit Connect vehicles were believed to have been affected by the problem. Ford dealers are expected to notify vehicle owners for free door latch replacements.

Auto defects, unfortunately, are one of the factors blamed in many catastrophic accidents. If you were the victim of a defective vehicle, a lawyer may be able to help you, especially if your injuries were caused by negligent manufacturers. Find out how the Des Moines legal team at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may be able to help you recover from your loss today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Thousands of GM vehicles caught fire after undergoing repairs

General Motors (GM) recently decided to issue another recall after receiving reports that 1,345 of their vehicles that had previously undergone repairs to correct a fire hazard issue still caught fire.

Reports said a third recall was issued by GM, this time including 1.4 million vehicles, after the two previous recalls failed to correct the possibility of hot oil leaking onto hot engine components and causing fires. While the issue has not been linked to any deaths or collisions, the company has received complaints of 19 injuries and 17 incidents that resulted in property damage. Currently, the automaker is still working on coming up with an effective solution to the issue, and GM is expected to notify affected car owners as soon as a fix is established.

The lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that many Iowa families struggle with finances after car accidents. Fortunately, our attorneys are prepared to help victims of accidents caused by the negligence of others, including manufacturers of defective cars, recover compensation for their injuries through a personal injury claim. To learn more, call us today at (877) 327-2600.



690K Honda vehicles affected in the expanded Takata recall

Approximately 690,000 Honda vehicles in the U.S. and Japan were affected after Honda Motors Co. broadened its recall to include additional vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags, Reuters reported.

Honda initiated the expanded recall several days after Takata was convinced by U.S. auto safety regulators to recall 34 million vehicles with faulty airbags. About 20 million vehicles made by Honda have been recalled worldwide in the past seven years due to defective Takata airbags. The Takata airbags have been blamed in some fatal accidents and injuries. Metal shards from broken airbag inflator may strike vehicle occupants if the airbag erupts during deployment.

The lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that many people in Des Moines are harmed in car accidents caused by defects. In this situation, however, you may pursue financial compensation from the negligent auto maker. Call us today at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.



Thousands of GM vehicles recalled due to power steering issue

Car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of over 81,000 vehicles in order to repair a power steering malfunction, a February 14 report on syracuse.com stated.

Thousands of 2006-2007 models of Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6, and Malibu Maxx are affected by the recall. According to GM, if the power steering becomes faulty, drivers may experience difficulty maneuvering the vehicle, especially at a low speed. Drivers will automatically be notified if there is a problem because a chime will sound and a message will flash on the vehicle’s driver information center. GM said that the issue has resulted in one accident, though no one reportedly sustained injuries. GM dealers will fix the problem by mounting a new sensor unit in the power steering system of the affected vehicles.

Though no one was harmed before GM issued this particular recall, the Des Moines car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understand that many people’s lives are at risk when they drive faulty vehicles. If you believe that you have been injured by a defective vehicle we may be able to help you get funds for your treatment. Call us today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we can work for you.



NHTSA investigation underway after new Jeep Cherokees catch fire

According to a Reuters report on January 16, preliminary investigations by the NHTSA are underway as the federal safety organization examines Jeep Cherokee SUVs for auto defects after recent reports of fires.

The investigation reportedly covers about 50,415 recently released Jeep Cherokees. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier received a complaint from a San Diego-based consumer saying the person’s newly purchased SUV burst into flames mere moments after parking. In the second complaint received by federal authorities, a Cherokee Jeep owner saw smoke coming out from the engine compartment. The automaker reportedly stated that they were aware of the complaints and will cooperate with the NHTSA investigation.

Faulty vehicles can cause serious harm to the drivers, occupants, and others on the road. If you have experienced a wreck or injury due to a defective vehicle, an experienced product liability attorney could help you hold the negligent manufacturer entirely accountable. Find out how the Des Moines legal team of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Iowa family believe relative was a victim of Takata airbag

A family based in Iowa City believes that their relative died in a car accident in Arizona as a result of a defective Takata airbag, kcrg.com reported on December 3.

The Kopf family believes that Charlene Weaver was killed in a vehicular accident in Phoenix after the airbag shot off metal fragments that fractured her skull. Charlene died two days after suffering from the head injury in 2003. The family attempted to file a claim against the companies involved, though they were told at the time that it would be impossible to prove; but now similar cases have been appearing across the country. Charlene’s vehicle reportedly was part of Takata’s recall, though the recall only covered vehicles in areas with high humidity. Charlene’s sister, Kim Kopf, says their family plans to perform their own investigation and will attempt to file a new lawsuit.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of using defective vehicles in Des Moines, the attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may help you determine if negligent parties are liable for your suffering. Discuss your situation with us today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may advocate for you.



Worldwide Takata airbag defect sparks lawsuit

A class action lawsuit in Florida has been filed against Japan-based Takata Corp. and at least 10 vehicle manufacturers for allegedly allowing vehicles with potentially fatal airbag defects to remain in the market, BBC News reported October 28.

The lawsuit alleged Takata and the automakers such as Honda, Toyota, and General Motors, collectively stayed quiet and did not inform the public about potentially fatal airbags that could be equipped in certain vehicles. Upon the event of a vehicular accident, the defective airbag may scatter deadly metal bits to passengers. Multiple deaths and injuries have already been linked to the defective airbags.

Furthermore, an estimated eight million vehicles are being recalled due to the problem. Takata, however, estimated that nearly 12 million vehicles could eventually be involved in the recall.

If you believe your injuries were the result of a defective vehicle, you do not have to stand for this injustice. Our Des Moines personal injury attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering. Find out how we may be able to help you recover by calling (877) 327-2600.



Brake corrosion prompts Subaru recall

Over 600,000 Subaru vehicles in 20 states are being recalled by its manufacturer due to the potential corrosion of the brake line in cold-weather states, WQAD8 reported on July 3.

Reports from Subaru said at least 660,238 vehicles in the “salt belt states” may experience braking problems if the braking lining had been damaged by corrosion. The 20 states, including Iowa, utilize salt on the roads during the winter to make driving on snow and ice safer. Through internal testing, the automaker discovered that brake lining damage in the vehicles may lead to brake fluid leaks. Subaru identified several vehicle models from 2005 to 2013 that may experience this problem. Subaru was unaware of any accidents or injury related to this issue prior to the recall.

Many motorists suffer from injuries as a result of defective vehicles in Des Moines alone. The lawyers at , may work for you to get the remunerations you need to recover your loss. Find out how we may represent you by calling (877) 327-2600 today.



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