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2017- 2018 Honda CR-V Owners Need to be Aware of Oil Dilution Problems

Owners of 2017 and 2018 Honda CR-Vs have been reporting problems with increasing engine oil levels, warning lights, gas smell and loss of power. The issues are confined to the 1.5 L turbo CR-V. Initially, the problem was believed be was isolated to CR-Vs in China, where a stop sale order had been issued for CRV vehicles sold by Honda affiliate. Unfortunately, this issue is now plaguing American vehicles, but Honda has not taken any action to help owners in the US market.

Toyota recalls over a million vehicles due to fire risk

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 2016-2018 Prius and C-HR crossovers because the vehicles could catch fire from a short in the electrical system.

The Wall Street Journal stated the recall includes over a million Toyotas, but affects only 192,000 Prius vehicles in the U.S. The hybrid version of C-HR is not sold in the states.

Over 33,000 Volkswagen Golfs Subject to Recall for Rollaway Risk

Volkswagen recently announced a recall concerning a potentially dangerous defect. In this most recent of many motor vehicle recalls, it has been determined that some of the newer Golf models have the potential to roll away on their own. 

Certain 2015-2018 Golf vehicles have experienced silicate buildup on the shift lever contacts. When this happens, the driver's ignition key can be removed without the vehicle's gear shift being placed in "park." If the key is removed under these conditions, it is possible that the vehicle can begin to roll thus causing a safety concern. In fact, the vehicle could begin to roll without anyone even in the car; therefore, no one would be available to stop it before it collided with something or someone.

Recall for Ford Fusion and Escape for Rollaway Risk

Ford recently announced a recall for over 500,000 Escape and Fusion vehicles for rollaway concerns.  The affected vehicles include the 2013 and 2014 Ford Escape and 2013 through 2016 Ford Fusion.  Ford discovered that a bushing that attaches to the shifter cable can degrade and detach.  When the shifter cable bushing detaches, the vehicle may not be in the gear showing on the gear selector.

Why are There so Many Vehicle Recalls Lately?

It is difficult to open a newspaper, read a news website or turn on the TV news without seeing yet another car recall. It seems every day, a new recall is issued for another vehicle. But, are the incidences of recall increasing?

Christina Gill Roseman Is Speaker at Jury Selection Seminar

Attorney Christina Gill Roseman recently was a presenter at the Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania's program entitled Jury Selection Process in the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.  The seminar covered jury selection, also known as voir dire, in both federal and state court.  Ms. Roseman addressed the recent Court decision of Trigg v. Children's Hospital, how the decision impacted the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and proposed changes to the Allegheny County jury selection process.

Digital license plates: The point being?

Europe has a new digital privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Prior to the digital age you might not have cared too much about this, but the internet means we are a global community. Hence, U.S. consumers tapped into the web through smartphones and other network-connected devices have recently received scads of notices from American companies about updates to their privacy terms. And let's not forget Facebook and apparent data privacy issues.

Electronics are a fact of life whether you live in Pennsylvania or another part of the country. And while proponents of the technological revolution tout the trend in terms of convenience and connected coolness, there's growing research suggesting that electronic gadgets are a greater source of hazard by distraction than help.

How safe is your electric vehicle?

Many consider electric vehicles, or EVs, the future of automobiles. For people concerned about climate change and those looking to be on the cutting edge of technology, cars like the Tesla have an inescapable draw. These cars, while alluring, may contain a hidden danger that could give many drivers pause.

While the demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, the underlying technology is not as widely understood as traditional vehicles. The basics of internal combustion engines are simple for most to grasp because it has real moving parts that you can see up close. Electrical vehicles, however, rely on lithium ion batteries, much like your smart phone, and there are concerns about what will happen if they catch fire.

Attorney Christina Gill Roseman Named as a 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer

Christina Gill Roseman has been named to the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. This is a designation voted on by other attorneys and is an honor awarded to only 5% of attorneys in the state. Ms. Roseman is the ONLY attorney in Pittsburgh practicing in consumer law to be included in the 2018 Super Lawyers list. Ms. Roseman was also named to the Super Lawyers list in 2014, 2016 and 2017.DSC_0032 (2).JPG

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