Ford adds 1.5M vehicles to their faulty door latch recall

American vehicle company Ford Motor Co. recently decided to recall 1.5 million additional vehicles with potentially defective door latches that can cause injuries to intended users, an article of KCCI 8 reported on September 8.

Ford told reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) advised them to broaden the recall. According to reports, Ford is now recalling 2.4 million vehicles due to a problem that could cause the door to open spontaneously or not close properly. The problem may occur while the vehicle is being used. Ford explained that the door problem can happen if the spring tabs on the doors are damaged. Ford is expected to replace all the affected door parts for free.

Families are at high risk of sustaining serious or fatal injuries when the vehicle they are using suddenly malfunctions. However, if you are the victim of a defective product, a lawyer can help you determine whether negligent manufacturers are responsible for your sufferings. Discuss your situation with the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., lawyers in Iowa today by calling (877) 327-2600.



GM recall of pickup trucks with seat belt defect

A seat belt issue prompted General Motors to issue a voluntary recall to an estimated 1.04 million vehicles, bulk of which are in the U.S., an April 15 report of CNBC stated.

The recall affects the 2014-2015 models of GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado vehicles. According to reports, the seat belt may fail to protect the driver in accidents if the flexible steel cable connecting the seat belt is damaged. GM found, through their warranty claims, that the problem may occur if the driver repetitively bends the cable with everyday use. GM stated there were no incidents of accidents or injuries before they issued the recall. Some 895,232 of the recalled vehicles reportedly were in the U.S. and approximately 142,000 were sold in other countries. GM dealers will repair the affected vehicles by replacing or improving the seat belt tensioner unit.

Every year thousands of Americans suffer injuries in accidents caused by auto defects. If you or a loved one have been hurt as a result of an auto defect, working with a skilled legal team can help you fight for financial compensations to cover medical bills. Please get in touch with the Iowa legal team of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today by calling (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your options.



444K Mazda vehicles with faulty airbags recalled in the US

Mazda Motor Corp. in North America recently issued a recall to an estimated 444,907 vehicles that have potentially hazardous airbags, Motrolix reported on June 11.

According to reports, the recall affects several models of Mazda vehicles that were manufactured since 2002. The recall explained that the dual-stage airbag installed in front of the drivers’ side may burst during deployment, releasing metal pieces that can injure occupants. The Japanese automaker is expected to notify owners of the recalled vehicles for the free airbag replacement in the drivers’ seat. Owners of recalled vehicles are also advised to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for more information.

If you believe that a faulty vehicle caused your injuries in Iowa, the lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may represent you in the fight for financial compensation from those responsible. Learn more about pursuing a claim against negligent auto manufacturers by calling our offices at 877-327-2600 today.



More than 81K GM vehicles with failing power steering recalled

General Motors (GM) is recalling over 81,000 vehicles because of a power steering system that may fail, an article on syracuse.com stated February 14.

According to the automaker, drivers may experience problems in controlling the affected vehicles at slower speeds if the power steering malfunctions. If this problem occurs, drivers may notice a chime and will see a message appear on the vehicle’s information center. Though GM said they are aware of a crash involving a recalled vehicle, there were no reported incidents of deaths or injuries before they issued the recall. Dealers will install a new sensor to address the problem.

The Iowa auto defect lawyers of LaMarca Law Group P.C. understand that people’s lives are at risk from using faulty vehicles. Compensation may be awarded if you suspect that negligent car makers are liable for your accident. Call us today at 877-327-2600 to find out how we can work for you.



Reports indicate fire risk in Jeep Cherokee SUVs

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened a probe into over 50,000 new Jeep Cherokee SUVs after receiving consumer complaints of vehicles catching fire, a Reuters article stated on January 16.

Reports said the NHTSA and Fiat Chrysler received complaints of two newly bought 2015 model of Jeep Cherokee SUVs that caught fire in the engine compartment. One of the two complaints said that the vehicle burst into flames moments after the driver parked. If the NHTSA probe reveals that the Jeep Cherokee SUVs are inherently defective, Fiat Chrysler will likely need to issue a recall to fix the problem.

The Iowa auto defect lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., know that a defective vehicle can cause devastation to victims and their families, as injuries may result in extensive recovery time and expensive medical costs. Learn about your legal options for pursuing financial compensation from negligent manufacturers by calling our offices at 877-327-2600 today.



600K Subaru vehicles recalled in 20 cold states

More than 600,000 Subaru vehicles are being recalled in 20 states, including Iowa, due to brakes that may be vulnerable to corrosion, WQAD8 stated on July 3.

According to reports, 660,238 Subaru vehicles in various models and make may leak brake fluid if the lining becomes corroded–something it is more likely to do in the states where salt is regularly used to melt ice and snow during the winter. In a memo sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Subaru said drivers may experience braking problems if the vehicle’s brake fluid has leaked. Owners of Subaru vehicles are advised to contact their dealers or the NHTSA to get more information.

If you have been injured by a faulty vehicle anywhere in Iowa, the lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may advocate for you to get the funds you need to recover from your losses. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 877-327-2600.



Over 59k mid-sized GM sedans in U.S. and Canada recalled

More than 59,000 mid-sized sedans made by General Motors Co. (GM) were recalled due to a potential injury it may cause to owners if the transmission shift failed to work, Reuters article stated on May 6.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said 59,628 previous models of Saturn Aura sedans sold in the U.S. and Canada with four-speed automatic transmissions were recalled because a transmission cable may break. Operators may experience problem in shifting to “park” position if this happens, increasing their risk of sustaining injuries if the vehicle unexpectedly moves. The automaker said they are aware of crashes and injuries involving the recalled sedans. The NHTSA said GM will repair the problem in the transmission of the Auras for free.

The legal team of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. advocates for people in Iowa who were injured by a defective vehicle. If this has happened to you, our lawyers may help you recover your loss by seeking financial compensation from negligent manufacturers. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 877-327-2600, and learn more about your options.



Iowa woman injured in SUV rollover accident

On Sunday, December 8 a woman suffered injuries after her SUV rolled into a median just outside of Sioux City.

According to Iowa State Trooper, Chad Schweitzberger, the rollover incident occurred around 3 p.m. on Highway 20 when the eastbound vehicle of Kylie Hinrich, 20, lost control, veered to the side of the road, and rolled over.

Kylie, the only occupant of the 2000 Jeep Wrangler, was taken to Mercy Medical Center after sustaining minor injuries. Trooper Schweitzberger said that the crash is being investigated and there were no signs of intoxication.

Vehicle rollover accidents can cause life-threatening injuries. If you have been the victim of a dangerous rollover accident in Iowa, contact the attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., to see if you are eligible for damage compensation. Give our offices a call at 877-327-2600 to see what we can do for you.



615k Sienna minivans with potential transmission issue recalled

At least 615,000 recent models of Toyota Sienna minivans were recalled due to a potential malfunction in the transmission that may cause the vehicle to roll away, a report stated on Thursday, September 26.

In the recall, the 2004-2005 and 2007-2009 Sienna minivan models may roll away if the shift lock solenoid is damaged and the lever moves out from the “Park” position by itself. At least 21 accidents and two injuries have been reported as a result of the defect.

According to a Toyota spokesperson, the shift lever still needs to be moved in order to put it out of the “Park” mode. Owners of the recalled Siennas should have their dealer install a new shift lock solenoid.

If you or a loved one have been harmed due to an auto defect, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call our lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. in Iowa at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options today.

 



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