Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Mazda Recalling Vehicles for Rear Hatch Defects

Mazda is recalling 2.2 million vehicles worldwide including 580,455 in the U.S. because the rear door hatch could lose its support, fall and cause injury. Mazda reported insufficient coating protection on the supports that hold up the rear hatch can become corroded over time by water containing road salt. The recall covers Mazda 3 cars […]

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Nissan, Ford and GM – Major Recalls for the Week of 9/12/16

Nissan North America, Inc.  is recalling 134,000 vehicles for possible fire. Vehicles included in the recall include 2016-2017 Maxima, 2015-2017 Murano and 2015-2016 Murano Hybrid. The vehicles recalled contain Nissan’s Intelligent Cruise Control, which is adaptive cruise. The defect is the anti-lock brake actuator pump that comes as part of the semi-autonomous feature. This pump […]

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GM/Mazda/Toyota/Lexus Recalls Week of 8/29/16

Before you think about travel for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend, be sure to check and make sure your vehicle is not included in this list of recalls. General Motors LLC (GM) 367,808 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles are being recalled because in the affected vehicles, the ball joints in the windshield wiper […]

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No More Unsafe Rental Cars on our Roadways

Two years ago I appeared on WJCT’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross to alert drivers about rental cars with open recalls and used cars that are sold with open recalls to unsuspecting consumers. I’m pleased to share that I recently returned to First Coast Connect to report that because of the tenacious efforts of a mother’s […]

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Check for Recalls Before You Buy a Used Car

Vehicle recalls are so common consumers are becoming immune to them. Vehicles with exploding airbags, defective transmissions, ineffective seatbelts and keyless ignitions have been in the news lately. In 2015, 51 million vehicles were recalled.  New cars can’t be sold with recalls and you can’t rent a vehicle or buy a rental vehicle with open […]

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Defective Transmission Recall for Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade and RAM ProMaster vehicles

Jeep Chrysler is recalling over 400,000 vehicles with automatic transmissions to correct a problem with the software that prevents the transmission from shifting into neutral due to a faulty crimp. The sensors may have deficient or faulty crimps in the transmission wire harness that can cause the transmission to unexpectedly shift to neutral. The recall is […]

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Ford Over 800,000 Vehicles For Defective Door Latches

Ford is recalling almost 830,000 vehicles because a pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break, stopping the door from latching. If door can be closed, it may unlatch while driving. The recall includes the following vehicles: 2013-15 Ford C-MAX, 2013-15 Ford Escape, 2012-15 Ford Focus, 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC, and 2014-16 […]

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Back to School; Thank a Crossing Guard

As summer ends and kids prepare to head back to school, let’s make back-to-school safety our priority. Crossing guards protect the safety of children who walk or bicycle to school. For them, it’s important that drivers be conscious of their surroundings. Crossing guards do their best to make sure the kids are crossing the street […]

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Man Dies in Wreck While Using Tesla Autopilot System

A man driving a Tesla Model S was the first person in the U.S. to die in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the Associated Press, a 40-year-old man died in a crash on May 7 in Williston, Florida after his car’s […]

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Important Recall Warning for Owners of 2001-2003 Honda and Acura Vehicles

WARNING! If you or someone you know is driving any of these 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles: 2001-2002 Honda Civic 2001-2002 Honda Accord 2002-2003 Acura TL 2002 Honda CR-V 2002 Honda Odyssey 2003 Acura CL 2003 Honda Pilot The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning owners of more than 300,000 Hondas and Acuras that they […]

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