Auto Defects


Airbags can significantly reduce the chance of death or injury in an accident. Defective airbags, however, can cause serious harm to drivers. The Center for Auto Safety is working to ensure that airbags are properly engineered and truly protect occupants in collisions.

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1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Brake Settlement

A class action lawsuit (Robert Lubitz, et al. v. DaimlerChrysler Corp. (the "Lawsuit"), is pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division: Bergen County (the "Court"), Case No. BER-L-4883-04, on behalf of all persons in the United States, who bought or leased a Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicle, model years 1999-2004, between May 1, 1998 and the present, excluding fleet and governmental purchasers and lessees (the "Settlement Class Members").

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2003-06 6.0L Diesel Spat Snarls 2007 6.4L Ford Super Duty launch

Engine supply for hot pickup remains in doubt
Automotive News / March 5, 2007
Richard Truett

A festering dispute between Ford Motor Co. and International Truck and
Engine Corp. is threatening to stall the launch of Ford's most profitable
vehicle, the Super Duty pickup. Late last week, a Michigan judge issued a
temporary order forcing International to resume production of the Super
Duty's 6.4-liter diesel engine. In return, the judge ordered Ford to pay
full price for the engine, rather than demand reimbursement for hefty

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