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Auto defects lead to recall of Toyota Tundra pickups

A Toyota vehicle recall may impact motorists in West Virginia. Toyota reported it is recalling nearly 79,000 Tundra pickup trucks due to auto defects involving the vehicle bumpers. The recall affects not only vehicles in the United States but also in other countries.

Who is liable in a commercial truck crash and why?

All too often in West Virginia, we see commercial trucks, also referred to as semi's or 18 wheelers, create dangerous situations for other motorists. When a commercial truck crashes, it can cause a tremendous amount of damage to other vehicles and serious injuries to other motorists and passengers. While truck drivers are sometimes at fault, the legal responsibility for these crashes is not always placed solely on the driver. The question is who are the potential responsible parties when a large commercial truck is involved in a collision that causes serious injury? The answer, as it turns out, depends on the conditions leading up to a crash.

Auto defects may spark recall, liability claim

Car crashes are the top killer of people under the age of 34 in the United States. However, removing automobiles with auto defects from the roadways in West Virginia continues to be a significant concern. and the rest of the country is one way to increase people's chances of avoiding injuries or death. An auto recall is one way in which to get unsafe vehicles off our roadways before they cause serious car accidents.

Auto defects lead to recalls of Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs

Drivers in West Virginia may be affected by two recalls recently issued by Ford. The recalls were issued due to auto defects in more than 680,000 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion sedans. Most of the vehicles might have issues that impact their seat belts, while a smaller number may have backseat issues.

Auto defects lead to Fiat Chrysler recalls

Drivers in West Virginia may be operating dangerous vehicles that have recently been recalled. Auto defects were discovered in 89,000 SUVs and cars manufactured by Fiat Chrysler. Specifically, these vehicles may have issues with windshield wipers or fuel leaks.

Auto defects spark recalls by Toyota, Ford, BMW

Vehicles manufactured by multiple companies have recently been recalled due to various defects. Toyota, Ford and BMW are issuing the recalls. If people in West Virginia are injured due to auto defects, it is within their rights to seek to hold the automobile makers accountable.

Reports of brake malfunction in Ford F-150 pickup trucks

Federal officials recently started an investigation into whether the brakes on particular Ford F-150 trucks are safe. These pickup trucks are the best-selling vehicles in the United States, including in West Virginia. The investigation into brake malfunction stems from what National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials said people have described as the complete and sudden loss of braking.

U.S. Department of Transportation releases preliminary guidelines for driveless cars

On Monday, a group of federal officials including Jeffrey Zients, Director of the National Economic Council, and Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the US Department of Transportation (DOT), released a 15-point set of guidelines for autonomous vehicle manufacturers.

Auto defects spark multiple vehicle recalls

A few recent vehicle recalls may have an impact on some West Virginia residents. The vehicles recently determined to have auto defects include some manufactured by Bentley Motors Inc., BMW of North America and General Motors. Their model years range from 2007 to 2016.

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