Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

176,749 Jeep Cherokees Recalled for Unintended Air Bag Deployment

Chrysler is recalling 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokees because the curtain and seat air bags could deploy while the vehicle is in motion, causing a crash. According to Chrysler, the “vehicles can achieve vehicle angles during off-road driving events which may exceed the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module rollover calibration thresholds,” which means that the […]

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Jaguar and Land Rover Recalling 104,000 Vehicles

Over 104,000 vehicles are being recalled by Jaguar and Land Rover.  The largest recall of involves 74,648 Range Rovers because one or both front brake hoses could rupture, causing the loss of braking fluid. 24,679 Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports are being recalled due to a brake vacuum hose that might have been routed […]

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Action News Investigates: Selling Used Cars with Unfixed Recalls

It’s a topic I’ve written and been interviewed about: a loophole in state law that allows used car dealers in Florida to knowingly sell cars without fixing recalls or telling buyers about them. Selling used, defective cars and trucks can result in wrongful deaths and personal injuries. We need to take every opportunity to warn […]

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More than Two Million Air Bags Recalled for New Problem

Certain Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second time for faulty airbags that may deploy unexpectedly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the new recalls include some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Corolla, Avalon and Matrix vehicles model […]

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Nissan Recalling Over 630,000 Vehicles for Serious Defects

Nissan is recalling over 468,000 2008-2013 Rogue SUVs for a possible leak in the driver’s side door that could allow water to get in and damage a wiring harness. For the NHTSA recall link, click here. Nissan is also recalling over 170,000 2013-2014 Pathfinders, 2013 Infiniti JX35s, and 2014 Infiniti QX60s for a problem with […]

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Florida’s Emergency Contact Information System

Florida’s Emergency Contact Infor­mation. This service will allow you to provide emergency contact information to law enforcement in the event of an emergency. This infor­mation may save crucial time if ever it becomes necessary to contact family members, or other loved ones. This service is only available to individuals holding a current Florida Driver License […]

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Honda Has Been Fined $70 Million for Not Reporting Deaths and Injuries

Honda has agreed to pay a record $70 million fine for failing to report over 1,700 deaths and injuries to consumers in its vehicles. Federal officials made clear that “The announcement sends a very clear message to the entire industry that manufacturers have responsibility for the complete and timely reporting of this critical safety information. […]

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More Cars Added to the Takata Air Bag Recall

As of today, almost 8 million Takata airbags have been recalled from 10 different automakers because of airbag defects due to the possibility for flying metal shards when they deploy. Hundreds of injuries and at least five deaths have been reported as a result of the airbag defects. Takata claimed the airbag problems were only […]

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Hogan Consulted on Story: Minivan’s Airbags Deploy Without Impact

When a Jacksonville woman put her 14 year-old minivan in reverse, the side airbags deployed, so she called First Coast News On Your Side Reporter, Ken Amaro, for help. She bought the vehicle five years ago and says that when, she took it the Mazda dealer, she was disappointed to learn the airbags were not […]

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VW Recalling 442,000 Cars to Repair Suspension Problem

Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren’t fixed properly after a crash.  The reduced durability of the trailing arm may result in its sudden fracture, possibly causing loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers […]

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