Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

NHTSA Imposes Historic Fine on Takata for Defective Airbags

Takata has been fined $70 million as part of a consent order with U.S. safety regulators.  The company has also agreed to a federal safety monitor and will receive $130 million more in fines for failure to follow the agreement. The agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration imposes a total civil penalty of more […]

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Tire Recall System Overhauled/Over 500 Deaths a Year

Over the years, we, at Terrell Hogan, have emphasized the dangers of defective tires to consumers and their families. And, we’ve addressed how to check your tires for safety. (Be Aware of Your Aging Tires!). Since then, our law firm has highlighted recalls of dangerous tires and defective tire valves. This has become a rerun […]

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Fiat Chrysler to Pay Record $105 Million Penalty

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has penalized Fiat Chrysler because the company had significantly underreported the number of death and injury claims due to defective vehicles.  NHTSA said that there are serious flaws in Fiat Chrysler’s collecting and and reporting the claims data, as required by federal law. U.S. DOT announces Fiat Chrysler enforcement action  Fiat […]

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Eleven Million Vehicles Included in VW Emissions Scandal

The EPA issued a notice of violation to Volkswagen for rigging computer codes in certain diesel cars’ electronic brains to outwit emissions testing. When cars were tested, they received registered low emissions during the test, but higher emissions during regular use. VW’s deception hid the fact that almost half a million diesel vehicles in the […]

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Over 80% of Defective Takata Airbags Still Out There

According to a recent article in the Palm Beach Post, federal officials report that fewer than one in five recalled defective Takata airbags have been repaired according to federal officials. Senator Bill Nelson’s office is concerned; evidence suggests there is a higher risk in humid climates for airbag shrapnel to kill or injure drivers and their […]

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Takata Side Airbag Concern: More Vehicles May Be Recalled

U.S. Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal have urged an expanded recall of vehicles with Takata airbags. Investigators are scrutinizing whether the airbags could discharge shrapnel as happened with the older airbags. Almost 34 million vehicles have been recalled for defective airbags. Takata airbags have been blamed for eight deaths and over 100 injuries from […]

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IKEA Recalling 27 Million Chests and Dressers for Due to Tip-over Deaths

IKEA is recalling 27 million chest and dressers because they can tip over if they aren’t anchored to walls.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission made the announcement after two children died after IKEA’s chests fell on them.   The recall is not actually a recall, but should be considered a repair.  Customers should not return […]

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NHTSA Releases a List of All Vehicles Affected by Takata Air Bag Recalls

NHTSA has released the full list of vehicles (by model year, make and model) affected by the Takata airbag recall. Consumers can also use the vehicle identification number look-up tool  at its Safercar.gov website or you can go directly to your vehicle manufacturer’s website see if a vehicle is included in the defective airbag recall.  To […]

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Ford Recalls 423,000 Vehicles for Power Steering Failure

Ford is recalling almost 423,000 cars and SUVs because the power steering can fail while being driven. The recall covers 2011-2013 Ford Flex, Taurus, Lincoln MKS and MKT; 2011-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ and 2011 Mercury Milans. The defect is that an intermittent electrical connection can cause the power steering to stop which sends […]

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Takata Recall Increased to 34 Million Vehicles

Takata has announced that it is almost doubling the size of its immense recall for defective airbags. This is the largest auto recall in history. Takata has already recalled 18 million vehicles for faulty airbags. The defective Takata airbags are being attributed to at least five deaths and numerous injuries including vision damage. The airbags […]

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