Auto Defects Archives

Should the public know about auto safety issues sooner?

Serious safety issues with vehicles tend to come to light eventually. When enough people are killed in accidents caused by defective tires or when people pass away because their defective airbags didn't deploy, the stories start to pile up. They make the news. The links become clear. Eventually, there may be a recall and a public investigation.

NHTSA: Only minority of recalled Takata airbags have been fixed

The Takata airbag recall is thought to be the largest recall in the history of the automotive industry. The defective airbags are blamed for at least 16 fatalities and 180 injuries worldwide, and there are as many as 100 million vehicles from 34 manufacturers involved. Anyone who has been notified that their car or truck needs a replacement should act right away.

BMW issues recall over doors that open unexpectedly

When you spend tens of thousands of dollar on a luxury car like a BMW, you expect it to work perfectly. However, that's not always the case. In some cases, there are serious safety issues. BMW has recalled over 45,000 sedans with model years 2005 through 2008 because the doors can open while the vehicles are in motion.

How do I file a safety complaint about my car?

Cars get us to and from home, school, work, fun and everything in between. As much as we love our cars, they can become problematic at times. From routine maintenance to parts replacement and even recall notices, cars require a lot of care to keep them running properly. However, what if something unsafe happens with your car? How do you file a safety complaint?

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