Category Archive for: ‘motor vehicle accidents’

Ford continues to stall recall of Explorers leaking carbon monoxide

Messa & Associates posted a blog last month about reports that 2011-2017 model Ford Explorers were leaking carbon monoxide into the cabins and poisoning vehicle occupants. Ford continues to deny that the vehicles are unsafe, but on November 15th, the automaker began alerting over one million vehicle owners that they could receive free repairs from Ford for the potentially deadly …

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Potentially deadly defect in Ford Explorers prompts consumer group to urge for recall

The Center for Auto Safety , an organization founded in 1970 “to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington,” is calling on Ford and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue a recall of 1.3 million 2011-2017 model year Ford Explorers after reports that carbon monoxide is leaking into the cabins and poisoning vehicle …

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42 Injured in SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line Crash

A SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied train Tuesday morning at the 69th St. Transportation Center, injuring 42 people. There were 41 passengers on board, plus the operator, when the crash occurred just after midnight. Injured passengers were taken to eight area hospitals by Upper Darby, PA emergency responders. SEPTA officials reported this morning that none …

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NHTSA probes safety of airbag systems in 2012 Jeep Liberty

The National Highway Traffice Safety Administration has launched an investigation into multiple complaints regarding front passenger-side airbags in 2012 Jeep Liberties. Forty-four reports from Jeep Liberty owners reference failures of the occupant restraint controller (ORC) system; an airbag warning light remains illuminated, presumably due to a malfunction in the ORC module that manages the front passenger-side airbag. NHTSA reports that …

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Takata pleads guilty to concealing airbag defects that killed 11

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In October 2014, the MessaLaw Blog posted on the massive recall of Japanese made airbags that were linked to at least eleven deaths and hundreds of injuries. On February 27, 2017, nearly three years after the recall, Takata Corporation has pleaded guilty in a criminal case to one count of wire fraud and will pay $1 billion in restitution and …

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