I recently tweeted about dealership under investigation by the West Virginia State Police for car titling issues. I currently represent a client in a lawsuit against the same dealership for allegations that the dealership failed to disclose that the car it sold to her had a salvage title.
Auto manufacturers are now recalling millions of vehicles with defective airbags from the supplier Takata. There have been so many recalls in the past few years that it is easy to just view this as more of the same. It's not. These recalls are not just for one automobile manufacturer but cover at least 11 separate vehicle manufacturers, including Honda, Acura, BMW, Ford, Lexus, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Saab, Subaru and Toyota. Further, these are not just airbags that might fail to deploy and fail to protect passengers in the event of a crash. They cause serious injury and death in otherwise survivable crashes by exploding with so much force that they break the metal canister containing the airbag and propel metal shards. At least 4 people have been killed and 100 others injured by metal shards from airbag canisters and more deaths and injuries will likely be linked to the airbags.