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BMW Recalls Motorcycles Over Leaky Front Brake Calipers

BMW issued a recall for a number of its 2019 and 2020 motorcycles because of faulty front brake calipers because these critical components can leak when parked, which can lead to a dangerous loss in stopping power if the fluid reservoir gets depleted. In addition to the recall, a stop-sale has been issued on new models as well.

Ford Recall

Ford is warning that a number of its vehicles pose serious hazards for U.S. consumers. The first recall affects nearly half a million vehicles built from June 25, 2014 to December 21, 2017 under the Ford Edge platform as well as Lincoln MKX vehicles built between November 11, 2014 and December 21, 2017. Both vehicles were manufactured in Ontario, Canada at Ford's Oakville Assembly Plant, and pose serious safety hazards due to front brake jounce hoses that could rupture.

More Than 600,000 Odyssey, Pilot, and Passport Vehicles Have Been Recalled by Honda

More than 1.6 million potential defects have caused Honda to recall more than 600,000 vehicles including Odyssey minivans and Pilot and Passport SUVs. The recalls include faulty door latches, malfunctioning backup cameras, and non-illuminating dashboard lights. Honda will fix these defects free of charge starting on September 23, 2020.

Honda's Second Recall

Honda issued its second recall in the last two years last Tuesday, and this issue is not as different as its predecessor. 2018-2020 Odysseys, 2019-2020 Passports, and 2019-2021 Pilots were recalled for software issues that can cause the display to malfunction and not show information like speed, gear selection and oil pressure, which can potentially be dangerous if not taken care of.

States and Counties Allowed to Sue Volkswagen in Dieselgate Cases

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the right of state and local governments to sue Volkswagen over tampering with emissions devices on their vehicles after they were sold.

Tesla Sued After Airbags Malfunctioned

Kristian Edwards was driving her Model 3 Tesla when she was struck by another vehicle. It caused her to slam into the guardrail on the interstate highway. None of the Tesla's airbags deployed. Mrs. Edwards, a public health professor at George Washington University in Washington, suffered major injuries, including head trauma and brain damage. Mrs. Edwards was wearing her seat belt; her son was in the back seat and also sustained injuries. Suit was filed against Tesla. The family is seeking to be compensated for medical bills, Mrs. Edwards' loss of earning capacity, and her pain and suffering.

Tesla Airbags and Seatbelts Faulted for Brain Injuries Sustained During Crash

On June 25, 2020, a Maryland woman who suffered traumatic brain injuries in a 2019 accident sued Tesla Inc. in California alleging it manufactured an unsafe Model 3 vehicle with airbags that didn't properly deploy. The suit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court in California where Tesla's headquarters is located.

Malfunctioning Tesla Touch Screens

With an increase of self-driving vehicles on the road, drivers are more reliant on the technology those cars offer. But like any other technology that consumers buy, there can be complications that arise as time goes on. Prominent electric car company Tesla is now facing the consequences of not keeping the technology in their older vehicles up to date, specifically the touch screen. The touch screen in a Tesla controls almost all functions of the car, from climate control to navigation, to even the safety monitors for autopilot.

Tesla Sued After Its Autopilot System Accelerated into Vehicles Pulled Over on an Expressway in Japan

The widow and daughter of a 44-year-old Japanese man recently filed suit against Tesla, Inc. after one of the company's Model X cars operating on "Autopilot" crashed into a group of people and vehicles on the side of an expressway near Tokyo, Japan, killing the man. According to the Complaint, the driver of the Tesla, who as relying on the Autopilot system, had dozed off shortly before the crash. When a vehicle ahead changed lanes to avoid the people and vehicles on the side of the road, the Model X failed to detect the group on the side of the road, accelerated, and ran directly into them.

FCA Recalls over 180,000 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickups for Power Steering Defect

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall for over 180,000 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups to repair an issue related to the trucks' power steering system. The defect in the power steering makes the vehicle more difficult to steer and increases the risk of a crash.

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