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Fiat Chrysler Announces Recall Due to Cruise Control Glitch

Fiat Chrysler Announces Recall Due to Cruise Control Glitch

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento auto product liability lawyer. Fiat Chrysler announced that it is scheduling a recall of almost five million cars from the United States market. The recall is due to a software glitch that can make it impossible for the driver to disengage the cruise control. This results in a driver being unable to control the speed of their vehicle, possibly leading to severe accidents. This recall is another example of software dysfunction during a period where it is being used more frequently to take over safety functions. This is the first time the company has issued a large recall since one was announced two years ago. That recall involved 4.3 million automobiles with air bag-related issues. The company was fined penalties of $175 million in 2015 for other safety issues.

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Hyundai Seatbelt Recall

I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy car accident lawyer. The Korean automaker, Hyundai, has recently issued a safety recall for nearly one million of their vehicles on the roadway today. The reason being that there may be a defect in the seatbelt component of the vehicle. This may bring a concern for safety for occupants riding in the vehicle in the incident of an automobile accident.


Autonomous Vehicles

Sacramento Autonomous Vehicle Injury Attorney

Autonomous Vehicles: Liability and Regulation

I’m Ed Smith, an Sacramento Autonomous Vehicle Injury Attorney. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 2.2 million people are injured in car crashes every year. Studies revealed that most of those collisions were caused by driver error, such as inattention or distraction. The increasing rate of traffic accidents in the U.S. has led some to suggest that autonomous vehicles (AVs) could go a long way towards decreasing accidents. While AVs may reduce the number of car crashes in the nation, there are still a host of concerns related to liability and regulation that could affect those injured in collisions, so if you were injured in an accident that involved an AV, it is vital to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can help explain your legal options.

Recalled SUV That Killed Star Trek Actor

Recalled SUV That Killed Star Trek Actor

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Auto Products Liability Lawyer. Anton Yelchin was an actor known for portraying Pavel Chekov in the rebooted “Star Trek” series that had recently suffered an unexpected death from his recalled 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The young actor, whom was only 27 years old at the time of the incident, was discovered by his friends after he failed to appear for an audition on Sunday, June 19th.