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Lawsuits: Ignition-Related Recalls Cut GM Cars' Trade-In Value

Lawsuits: Ignition-Related Recalls Cut GM Cars' Trade-In Value

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has been hit with two lawsuits that seek class-action status and allege that the owners of vehicles affected by GM's ignition-related recalls have lost value due to the defect and subsequent recall effort. While a smaller lawsuit could be curbed by a bankruptcy judge, as... read more

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Federal Judge Could Force GM To Park All Vehicles Involved In Switchgate

The fate of 2.59 million flawed automobiles could be determined in Corpus Christi, Texas today. According to Bloomberg, that's where U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
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Toyota Recall Fiasco Finally Nearing An End As Company Agrees To $1 Billion Settlement

In 2010, Toyota was on the tip of everyone's tongue -- not because of some stellar new products or sky-high safety ratings, but because of massive Toyota and Lexus recalls... read more February 11, 2014 by 


 
Police officer with radar gun

Missouri Judge Says, 'Yes, You Have A Right To Warn Other Drivers About Speed Traps'

Over the past couple of years, drivers in Florida and Texas have been ticketed for notifying their fellow motorists about speed traps. In Florida, Ryan Kintner simply flashed... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
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Toyota Prevails In Important Unintended Acceleration Lawsuit

It's been a good news/bad news week for Toyota in the courts. On the bad news front, Toyota is being sued for its flop of a collision-avoidance system. The good news? In a... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius v

Toyota Prius V Owners Sue Over Flawed Pre-Collision System

Last month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety unveiled the results of a new testing program designed to put collision-avoidance systems through the wringer. Some... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
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20 Parts-Makers Fined $1.6 Billion For Fixing Prices & Making Cars Pricey

No doubt about it: cars are expensive. Along with your home and your education, a car is one of the most expensive investments you'll ever make. Unfortunately, some of us... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
KidsandCars preventing backovers

Rearview Cameras Still Delayed, Consumer Groups Sue DOT

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is the target of a lawsuit filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York, by safety advocates and two... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
Akio Toyoda

Toyota Reaches $1.63 Billion Deal To Settle Sudden Acceleration Claims

Back in December, we told you that Toyota had offered to fork over $1.1 billion to settle lawsuits over allegations of unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus vehicles... read more July 19, 2013 by  2


 
MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013

Owners Sue Ford Over MyFord Touch Infotainment Flaws

The MyFord Touch infotainment system has been a mixed blessing for Ford. On the one hand, it's become hugely popular with consumers. In fact, roughly 80 percent of new-car... read more July 17, 2013 by  0


 
2008 Hyundai Tiburon

Hyundai Ordered To Pay $14 Million For Airbag Flaw: Are You At Risk?

For the second time in a year, South Korean automaker Hyundai has been accused of using flawed airbag systems. Last fall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... read more July 2, 2013 by  0


 
BMW factory

BMW Sued For Racial Discrimination In South Carolina

Summer is here, and across America, the mercury is climbing. But in Spartanburg, South Carolina, things are a little hotter than usual: yesterday, the Equal Employment... read more June 12, 2013 by  9


 
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

Ford Owners File Lawsuit, Claim EcoBoost Engine Loses Power During Acceleration

Late last year, Ford owners made headlines when they sued the automaker over inaccurate fuel economy claims for the Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid. According to the Detroit... read more May 16, 2013 by  19


 
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Toyota Class Action Lawsuit Decision Coming: $1.6 Billion Up For Grabs

In 2010, Toyota recalled millions of vehicles for "unintended acceleration" issues, which generated lots of negative press for the automaker and put the brakes on Toyota... read more May 14, 2013 by  0


 
The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

Autonomous Cars Will Probably Hit China First -- And That's Okay

Here's what we know about autonomous cars: A. They're coming. B. They'll wreak havoc among automakers, with upstarts like Google emerging as viable competitors. C. They'll... read more May 13, 2013 by  0


 
2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit police vehicle

Minnesota Policeman Uses Mace On Deaf Driver, City Settles Case For $93,450

On November 17, 2006, Douglas D. Bahl was pulled over in St. Paul for allegedly running a red light. Ordinarily, a driver in that situation would've provided a license and... read more May 10, 2013 by  7


 
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