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How Long Did Subaru Know About the Piston Engine Defects?

Subaru owners have filed a New Jersey class-action lawsuit alleging that the manufacturer has known about defective engine pistons since 2008. This defect allowed debris into the engines of these cars, further damaging the engine.  The flaw in the EJ25 2.5-liter and FA20 2.0-liter turbocharged engines affected the 2009–18 WRX and STI model years and…
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Faulty Fuel Hose Prompts Kia Recall

Korean car manufacturer Kia has issued a second recall for the Optima sedans manufactured in 2013–14. This is the second round of recalls since 2020 for this make and model years, and it was initiated over concerns that a malfunctioning low-pressure fuel hose could cause the vehicles to catch fire. This is a nationwide recall…
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Is There a Fire Risk for Chevy Bolt Batteries?

General Motors, the manufacturer of the Chevy Bolt, announced a second recall on Bolts, covering all model years through 2022. The manufacturer closed a fire investigation prompted by claims that a defective battery in the electric cars could start a fire.  GM’s recall of Chevy Bolts affected an estimated 141,000 vehicles and includes model years…
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Why You Should Keep Your Class-Action Notice for Your Vehicle

If you receive a class-action notice in the mail, you may feel a bit caught off guard. If you’re unsure of what steps to take next, this blog post is for you. You’ll learn your options and find out why you should never ignore a class-action notice pertaining to your vehicle.  What is a class-action…
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Spot the Signs of a Bad Transmission

The California Lemon Law is a great resource for vehicle consumers in the state. It protects buyers like you from taking a financial hit in the event your new vehicle happens to be defective. But you can’t access the benefits of this law if you don’t notice that there’s a defect in the first place.…
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How Long Do I Have to File a Lemon Law Lawsuit?

For many people, buying a vehicle is one of the biggest investments they will make. When you’re spending more money than you do on just about anything else, you want to make sure you’re protected if your new vehicle turns out to be the dreaded lemon. Fortunately, California has laws in place to protect consumers.…
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Car Companies That Have Had the Most Recalls

The automotive industry is constantly growing, developing, and improving. As technology expands, so do the capabilities of our beloved vehicles. But this rapid growth comes with growing pains. If you feel like vehicle recalls have been on an uptick in recent years, you’re not alone.  In 2014, the number of total recalls hit a historic…
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Pick-up truck recalls

Massive Recall Issued for Ram Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab Trucks

Each year, over 500,000 Ram trucks are sold in Canada and the U.S. As a manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks, Ram has more than 40 years of experience as an industry heavy hitter. Why are these vehicles so popular? Perhaps it is because their models have won several awards for both interior and overall design. Their…
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How Vehicle Owners Can Keep Up with Recalls

Under federal law, car manufacturers have an obligation to issue a recall of vehicles or parts if they detect a flaw in the manufacturing process that results in a faulty part. This federal regulation is covered under “lemon laws,” which are a series of statutes that protect customers if they’ve purchased a defective vehicle. It…
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Defective Brake Pressure Valve Causes GM Recall

In September 2021, a fire technical expert noticed an issue that caused an underhood fire on a 2021 GMC Sierra 2500. The expert notified the Speak Up For Safety Program about the problem. Not long after, a second underhood fire occurred involving a Sierra 2500. GMC became aware of the problem and a recall was…
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