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Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch List

2017 Vehicle Safety Watch ListThe Safety Institute recently published its Quarterly Safety Watch List, which tracks 15 top potential vehicle defects to watch. The Vehicle Safety Watch List Analytics and NHTSA Enforcement Monitoring Program is sponsored by Ken and Beth Melton, Cobb County, Georgia whose daughter died in a car crash in 2010. Their daughter, Brooke, died after the ignition module of her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt slipped into accessory position, and she skidded into another vehicle. Documentation showed that General Motors knew about the ignition problem as early as 2001.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recalls and enforcement activities help the public understand potential safety problems, and the Safety Institute’s Analytics and Monitoring Program provides evidence-based data for directing investigatory resources. The program also represents an important step toward identifying potential vehicle defects.

Based on death and injury claims in the Early Warning Reports System to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The following vehicles have been named to the Quarterly Safety Watch List:

1

2015 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4×4

Power Train Investigations, and recall
2

2014 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4×4

Power Train Investigations, and recall
3

2012 CHRYSLER 300

Power Train Investigation, and recall
4

2008 BUICK ENCLAVE

Structure No Investigations, but recall
5

2009 CHEVROLET COBALT

Electrical Investigation, and recalls
6

2009 TOYOTA CAMRY

Speed Control Investigations, and recalls
7

2007 CHEVROLET COBALT

Electrical Investigation, and recall
8

2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA

Electrical No Investigations, but recalls
9

2012 GMC ACADIA

Structure No Investigations, but recalls
10

2012 VOLVO S60

Steering No Investigations, No recalls
11

2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

Electronic Stability Control No Investigations, but recall
12

2006 PONTIAC G6

Steering

Investigation, and recalls

13

2012 FORD FUSION

Steering Investigation, and recall
14

2015 MAZDA MAZDA6

Structure No Investigations, No recalls
15

2013 DODGE DART

Foundation Brake

No Investigations, but recall

If your automobile is on this list, go to http://www.thesafetyinstitute.org/vehicle-safety-watch-list-10/ for additional information and details on complaints, investigations, and next steps.

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC is led by Attorney Joseph Quinn, one of the Top 100 trial lawyers in the nation. Seventeen lawyers strong, HKQ Law represents Personal Injury, Business Law and Personal Law clients in Lackawanna, Luzerne and surrounding northeastern PA counties for more than half a century. HKQ Law has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history, totaling over a half billion dollars on behalf of injured clients, and was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania, 2015.

The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Reports, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. Additional information can be found at www.HKQLaw.com or by calling (800) 760-1529.

				

 

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