Nearly 830K Ford and Lincoln automobiles recalled in the US

Ford Motors and Lincoln Motors recently issued a recall to 828,053 vehicles due to complaints that its door latches may fail during operations, an article of CNBC reported on August 4.

Reports said the recall was issued after the auto manufacturer became aware of one accident and one injury potentially caused by the side door latch. The recall reportedly affects previous models of Ford C-MAX, Escape, Focus, Mustang, Lincoln MKC, and some recent models of Ford Transit Connect. Most of the potentially faulty vehicles were sold in the U.S., but 61,371 were sold in Mexico. Ford will address the issue by replacing both broken and non-broken latches of affected vehicles for free. The recall is mainly targeting vehicles that are driven in states with high temperatures, a factor Ford believes could trigger the problem.

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Kia vehicles in the U.S. with steering issues recalled

Korean automaker Kia Motors is recalling over 256,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to a possible steering malfunction that may result in accidents, a November 16 article reported.

According to reports, the 2014-2015 models of the Soul compact Sport Utility Vehicles may crash when certain parts in the steering gear separate. Kia stated in the recall that the problem may occur due to the weak adhesive used in the steering gear parts, and the company has shared this information with federal authorities. Kia also stated that they are unaware of any injuries or crashes involving the steering issue. Kia dealers will begin repairing and improving the steering components of the recalled vehicles on December 22nd.

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1.4M GM vehicles that may catch fire recalled again

American automaker General Motors (GM) recently issued its third recall of about 1.4 million vehicles due to fire risks that were not corrected in previous recalls.

According to GM, the third recall became a possibility after the company received reports that the recalls in 2008 and in 2009 both failed to address the oil leak issue that was causing some vehicles to catch fire. Of the vehicles that have already undergone repairs during previous recalls, 1,300 reportedly caught fire.

The affected vehicles may catch fire if the oil from the valve cover gasket leaks onto the hot components of the engine. GM is aware of 19 complaints of minor injuries link to the issue, and in 2008 they acknowledge that 267 vehicles caught fire and that 17 of these incidents resulted to structural damage.

When you consider how much trust you put in your vehicle to carry you and your family safely throughout your days, it can be incredibly frightening to learn that such a serious defect exists. If you have been impacted by a defective car, contact the product liability attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling (877) 327-2600 today.

Over 50K new Cherokee Jeep models under investigation for fire risk

More than 500,000 recent models of Jeep Cherokees are being investigated by federal auto safety authorities due to complaints of engine compartments catching fire, Reuters reported on January 16.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will initially evaluate at least 50,415 new models of Jeep Cherokees vehicles that have been reported to be at risk of catching fire. The NHTSA probe was initiated after two separate complaints of Jeep SUV’s catching fire were brought earlier this month. According to the complaints, nobody was injured in these two incidents.

Great financial loss and physical injury can occur when a vehicle is defective or suddenly malfunctions. The Iowa lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., however, believe you should not be held responsible for damages when a negligent manufacturer was actually liable for your accident. Call our office at 877-327-2600 today to speak with an experienced product liability attorney about your options for pursuing financial compensation.

Subaru recalls vehicles in cold states due to long-term brake issue

Automaker Subaru recently issued a recall to more than 660,000 vehicles in at least 20 states across America due to a potential braking problem caused by corrosion, WQAD8 reported on July 3.

The recall affects 660,238 vehicles in 20 cold-weather states, including Iowa, that utilize salt on the roads during winter season to provide friction over ice. According to the automaker, the brake lining of some of their vehicle models, old and new, may corrode over time, and drivers may experience problems stopping their vehicles. A Subaru spokesperson stated that they were unaware of any accidents before the recall was issued. In a notice forwarded to the NHTSA, Subaru explained the brake fluid in the vehicles may leak if the linings were exposed to several winter seasons.

When your vehicle fails to work properly, there is a greater chance of injury or accident. If you have experienced this, it is important to seek the help of an experienced attorney who can advocate for you. Speak with our Iowa-based lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today by calling 877-327-2600.

New models of GM SUVs with software issue recalled

Automaker giant General Motors Co. (GM) issued recall to at least 51,640 new models of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) affected by a software issue that may fail to give accurate fuel gas reading, an article from Bloomberg said on May 4.

The recall affects the 2014 models of Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia SUVs that may have a defect in the engine-control module. Drivers of the recalled SUVs may unexpectedly run out of gas, or experience a sudden engine stop while in motion. Sudden stalling of the engine is dangerous and may lead to accidents. GM said they will conduct a fuel system recalibration in the three affected SUV models for free.

The lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. service people in Iowa who have been injured by a defective vehicle. Should you experience this, our legal team may possibly advocate for you, and we may possibly help you recover your loss by seeking damages from negligent manufacturers. Share your situation today by calling 877-327-2600, and learn more about your legal options.

2 defective Jaguar cars in the U.S. to be recalled

Two models of Jaguar cars will be recalled by the automaker giant due to a stalling issue and a defective power window switch that may injure its occupants, an August 15 report said.

940 2013 XF 2-liter GTDi cars were recalled due to the potential of stalling caused by a hose clamp on the charge air cooler that can become detached. 1,989 XK 2013 convertibles are also affected by the recall. These vehicles have a defective switch that may accidentally activate the power window and injure the arm or finger of any occupants. A slow-speed accident related to the hose clamp issue has been reported, Jaguar stated.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the issues will be addressed by dealers, who will either replace or inspect the concerned parts for free starting September 27.

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Japanese automaker to recall 13,000 hatchbacks

Nissan, a Japanese automaker, announced that it will recall over 13,000 vehicles that may cause injury in the event of an accident, according to a report from The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, August 6.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that Nissan will recall 7,707 vehicles of the 2014 Note that have loose or missing bolts in the lower body sill and 7,782 other vehicles with defective latch bolts in the back seat. The agency said these defects can cause injuries should a car crash occur. Nissan confirmed that there are 13,000 hatchbacks affected by the recall.

Owners of the affected vehicles are advised to contact their dealers to have the problems fixed for free.

Being the victim of an auto accident caused by a defective vehicle can be devastating. Fortunately, if you have been affected by such an accident in Iowa, a lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may be able to help you seek compensation from the negligent manufacturer. To learn more about your legal options, call 877-327-2600 today. 

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