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GM Ignition Switch Compensation Fund Comes to a Close Amid Controversy

As the compensation fund set up by General Motors (GM) to compensate victims of its faulty ignition switch is set to conclude at the end of this month, all 4,342 claims it received have been processed. So far, 124 deaths and 266 injuries have been approved… Read More

Vehicles Affected by Takata Airbags Identified

Since Takata Corp. announced in May that almost 34 million vehicles would be recalled for defective airbags, consumers have been left in the dark as to which vehicles are included in the nations largest and most complicated auto recall in history. This… Read More

423,000 Vehicles Recalled by Ford for Power Steering Issue

Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday that it is recalling 423,000 vehicles for a power steering problem that has been under investigation by regulators since last fall. The recall includes a number of vehicles in which the power steering can switch to… Read More

Deaths Linked to Defective Ignition Switch from GM Vehicles

A lawyer for General Motors Co. (GM) has determined that 100 deaths could be linked to faulty ignition switches from the automakers vehicles. The lawyer, Kenneth Feinberg, is reviewing injury and death claims related to the switches, the news site said,… Read More

CONSUMER ALERT: Trek Bikes Recalled After Man Paralyzed in Accident

Nearly one million bicycles from the popular manufacturer Trek are being recalled after the discovery of a defect that may have led to three accident reports including one riders permanent paralysis. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that… Read More

CONSUMER ALERT: Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food for Tiny Bits of Glass

Roughly 1,920 pounds of baby food has been voluntarily recalled due to the possibility it may contain small fragments of glass, the manufacturer announced April 13. The recalled product is called Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS Sweet Potato & Chicken; the… Read More

GM Bankruptcy Judge Reconsiders Decision to Shield Automaker from Economic Damage Claims

General Motors, Inc. (GM) filed for bankruptcy in 2009, subsequently receiving a bailout of $49.5 million. At the time, all economic loss claims related to vehicles manufactured prior to the bailout would be blocked, shielding New GM from the errors of… Read More

Consumer Alert: Kia Recalling 2014-15 Souls for Defective Gas Pedal

Car manufacturer Kia is recalling approximately 209,000 Soul and Soul EV hatchback vehicles for a flaw which may cause the accelerator pedal to break during use, increasing the risk of accident. Kia Motors America claims no crashes or injuries have resulted… Read More

Honda Driver Dead After Minor Accident Prompts Airbag Explosion

A recent report from Bloomberg News revealed the tragic death of Carlos Solis IV, the Texas man who was killed in a January fender bender when the defective airbag in his Honda Accord exploded, sending shards of metal debris into his head and neck. Solis… Read More

GM Pays 130 Ignition Switch Accident Victims Ahead of Schedule

General Motors Co. (GM) has reportedly paid 130 victims of its faulty ignition switch recall disaster in advance of the compensation funds Jan. 31, 2015 deadline. According to Bloomberg News, Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney in charge of the victims compensation… Read More

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