Millions of GM vehicles with potentially defective airbags and seatbelts recalled

Approximately 4.3 million General Motors (GM) vehicles are being recalled due to airbags and seatbelts that could malfunction during use and cause serious injuries to occupants, a report of USA Today stated on September 10.

The recall affects GM vehicles that have computer sensor units that may potentially prevent the airbags from deploying when needed. GM reportedly decided to issue the recall after the problem was cited in an accident that resulted in 1 fatality and three injuries. The software problem could also result in malfunctioning seatbelts. If the problem occurs, drivers are at high risk of sustaining serious injuries when involved in car accidents. GM reported that they will coordinate with recalled vehicle owners for the free software update needed for their vehicles.

Vehicular accidents are often complicated, especially if you suspect that an auto defect is involved. However, if such an accident happens to you, there are attorneys ready to help you figure out if you are entitled to obtain compensations for recovery. Call the Iowa legal team at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Porsche facing wrongful death lawsuit from father of deceased actor

German automaker Porsche is facing a lawsuit in which the father of deceased actor Paul Walker claimed his son wrongfully died in the fiery Los Angeles car accident in 2013, according to a NBC News report.

According to the November 25 lawsuit filed by the legal counsel of Paul Walker III, the Porsche Carrera GT 2005 occupied by the late actor at the time of his death did not have sufficient “safety features.” The “Fast and Furious” movie actor died when the vehicle he was riding in collided with a lamppost and a tree on November 30, 2013. Professional race driver Roger Rodas, who was driving at the time, also died in the crash. The lawsuit also alleged that the seat belt restraining Walker contributed to his injuries and prevented him from surviving the accident.

The lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa represent families who are dealing with the terrible loss of a loved one due to auto accidents. To discuss your situation with our legal team, please call (877) 327-2600 today.



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.



221,558 GM sedans with braking problems recalled

More than 220,000 sedans manufactured by General Motors (GM) are being recalled to fix a faulty brake system that can cause fire, an article stated on September 20.

According to reports several models of Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS sedans in the U.S., Canada, and other countries have a defective electronic parking brake arm that may keep the brake pad engaged even after released. GM stated that if the brake pads get stuck to the rotor, it could create enough fiction to start a fire. The automaker is unaware of any injuries or incidents related to the problem before the recall was issued. GM dealers will repair the defective brakes on the affected vehicles for free.

The lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understand that many people suffer serious injuries as a result of driving defective vehicles. If this has happened to you or to a loved one, you may be awarded compensation to help you recover your loss. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 877-327-2600 and find out how we may work for you.



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.



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