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More defective vehicles catching fire

Recently, the media seems to be reporting more incidents of automobiles catching fire. Many of these vehicles are manufactured by Kia and Hyundai, but numerous other carmakers have dealt with similar issues when customers complain that their vehicles spontaneously combust. In fact, hundreds of complaints have been filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other safety agencies, yet no one has issued a recall for the defective vehicles. More concerning to California consumers may be the fact that some carmakers do not think the matter is serious.

Truck manufacturer blames water for tailgate malfunction

Most people in California purchase pickup trucks, especially heavy-duty trucks, because they want to haul things. Manufacturers of pickup trucks often use their dependability as a selling point. However, dependability does not always refer only to the way the engine runs. When it comes to a truck, the body of the vehicle must be strong and reliable. One manufacturer is receiving complaints that its truck has a serious flaw in its body.

New Jeep Wrangler has serious defect

From the time they are old enough to imagine getting a driver's license, many in California and across the country envision themselves behind the wheel of a dream car. For some, it is a classic convertible, and for others, it is a sleek luxury sedan. One of the most popular vehicles sold in the United States is the Jeep Wrangler. While the distinct style of the Jeep make it a must-have for thousands of car buyers, some Jeep owners are learning that their dream car has a serious defect.

California car enthusiasts may remember these recall scandals

As long as there have been automobiles, there have been mechanical, structural and other problems with them. The difference is that in modern times, automobile manufacturers are supposed to put safety over profits, but in many notable instances, that has not happened. Below are some recall scandals that California car enthusiasts may remember.

Car manufacturers may be slow to react to dangerous defects

When consumers deal with defects in their vehicles, it can be frustrating to feel as if no one is listening or taking their complaints seriously. Many California owners of Hyundai and Kia automobiles are currently in such a situation. After appealing to their dealer mechanics, the car manufacturers and even the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, they have no answers to the reasons why their vehicles are catching fire.

Toyota knew about auto defect for decades

A vehicle defect that repeatedly sends a California car owner to the dealer for repairs can be frustrating and annoying. When that auto defect results in injuries, it can be devastating. Recently, Toyota lost a multi-million-dollar lawsuit filed by parents who claim the defective front seats in their vehicle resulted in traumatic brain injuries for both of their children. It is not the only judgment against the carmaker, and now lawmakers are asking for changes.

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