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Lawsuit in Tennessee alleges car transmission defect

Accidents happen on the roads of Tennessee all the time, and they are usually resolved easily between drivers even when damage or injury has occurred. Sometimes one of the drivers will be liable for causing the crash, and the maker of a car may be at fault on rare occasions as well.

Common auto defects and their warning signs

Getting behind the wheel is one of the most dangerous things you can do during the course of your day. No matter how safe you are when driving, you can't always trust the other motorists around you. Add the fact that vehicles and their parts have been known to fail from time to time and you are could be dealing with a very scary situation. Today, we will look at common auto defects and their warning signs.

Hurt because of defects? You can file a claim

Imagine that you're driving down the street at a normal pace, around 25 mph. You press down on the brake to slow before you make a turn into your apartment complex. As you begin to press down, you realize that the brake isn't working. How could that be? You just had them replaced.

Is a recall really that important to pay attention to?

When consumers hear that an automobile has been recalled or that there is a recall on their vehicles, they need to do all they can to get those vehicles repaired or replaced. A recall is normally only issued when part of the vehicle isn't in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) requirements. If there is a safety-related defect inside the vehicle or its equipment, this will also lead to a recall.

A consumer group petitions feds to review Kia and Hyundai fires

On Tuesday, June 12, a consumer watchdog organization, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to investigate car fires. The group is concerned with 2011 to 2014 models of the Kia Sorento and Optima and Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata.

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