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The ongoing saga surrounding General Motors and their use of faulty ignition switches in vehicles continues to get more complicated. Lawyers handling a lawsuit against the automaker have now amended their suit to accuse General Motors of racketeering. It’s important to note these racketeering charges are not the criminal charges from the U.S. Justice Department,

Although it is still undecided whether or not General Motors will be facing criminal charges over their use of defective ignition switches and their delay in issuing a recall, the NHTSA has admitted to some fault in matter. The NHTSA’s admission comes in light of reports by the Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General and

At the end of May, Takata announced the number of vehicles recalled because of defective airbag inflators has grown to a total of 34 million. 18 million cars had previously been recalled because of the defective airbags, but the new expansion makes the recall one of the largest consumer product recalls ever. The issue with

When General Motors recalled 800,000 cars because of defective ignition switches in February 2014, it was just the tip of the iceberg. By June 2014, the number of cars recalled by General Motors because of this issue had grown into the millions. Cars impacted by the recall dated back as far as the late 1990s.

In response to what the organization sees as an excessively slow recall process with low repair rates, the NHTSA has announced it will hold a public hearing on July 2 to address whether or not Fiat Chrysler took adequate steps to repair defective vehicles. Chrysler isn’t just facing scrutiny for their response to one recall;

Blue Bell Creameries, the producers of Blue Bell ice cream and its various other ice cream products, have recently come under a great deal of public scrutiny. In March of 2015, they announced recalls of certain products after five cases of listeriosis were reported in Kansas that were believed to be linked to their ice

General Motors has announced that the number of confirmed deaths caused by defective ignition switches in their vehicles has reached 87. The defective ignition switches were part of some very high-profile recalls starting in February 2014. By June 2014, the recalls grew to include over 29 million vehicles in North America alone, 17.1 million of

Graco Children’s Products has agreed to pay a total of $10 million in fines for failing to recall car seats with defective buckles in a timely manner. $3 million of the fines will be paid to the Federal Government while and another $7 million will be due within five years unless Graco spends the same

BMW has issued a recall for over 40,000 motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada. The motorcycles in question were manufactured between 2005 and 2011 and are being recalled because if the bolts that hold the rear wheel to the flange are overtightened, the flange can crack and won’t be able to hold the wheel securely

Senators Ed Markey (Massachusetts) and Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) have introduced a new bill, called the Repairing Every Car to Avoid Lost Lives (RECALL) Act, which would require the agency in charge of registering vehicles (DMV, Secretary of State office, etc.) to send car owners notices of any open recalls on their vehicles when they send

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