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Government Announces Settlement with Volkswagen Will Be the Largest in U.S. History

Published on Jun 30, 2016 at 7:27 pm in Auto Product Liability.

The U.S government announced a settlement with Volkswagen on Tuesday regarding the automakers massive emissions scandal first revealed in September 2015. The $14.7 billion settlement is the largest automotive industry settlement agreement ever made and will be used to compensate owners for the reduction in their car value and buyback or repair the faulty vehicles. $10 billion will be used to compensate owners and $4.7 billion to contribute to an environmental remediation fund and zero-emission vehicle technology research.

Vehicle Safety Recall Being Investigated in the Death of Anton Yelchin

Published on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:29 am in Auto Product Liability.

The LA Police Department continues to investigate a vehicle safety recall in determining the events leading up to the death of Hollywood actor Anton Yelchin earlier this week. Yelchin died on Sunday when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backward down his steep driveway and crushed him against a metal security fence and a concrete mailbox. Fait Chrysler had recalled the vehicle for a gearshift issue that has confused drivers, leading them to accidentally leave the car in neutral when they think it is safely in park. Investigators at the scene of Yelchin’s death determined that his vehicle was found in neutral.

Actor Anton Yelchin Killed by His Own Defective Jeep

Published on Jun 21, 2016 at 11:41 am in Auto Product Liability.

Anton Yelchin, star of the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise, was run over by his own Jeep Grand Cherokee in a freak auto accident on Sunday. The Hollywood actor was found deceased next to his vehicle in his own driveway by a group of friends. When Anton did not show up for a rehearsal, his friends became concerned and went to his home looking for him.

Automatic Braking Will Be a Standard Safety Feature in All Cars by 2022

Published on Mar 21, 2016 at 8:35 pm in Auto Product Liability.

Automakers have agreed to make automatic braking a standard feature in most cars and light trucks by the year 2022.  Transportation officials announced that the voluntary agreement made by 20 automakers is directly designed to save lives and prevent injuries.  Mark Rosekind, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, says that an agreement of this kind saves time rather than waiting through the lengthy process of allowing the government to issue mandatory rules regarding the safety feature.  “A commitment of this magnitude is unprecedented, and it will bring more safety to more Americans sooner,” Rosekind said.  Deborah Hersman, president of the National Safety Council, said the agreement, “has the potential to save more lives than almost anything else we can accomplish in the next six years.”

Volkswagen to Extend One Thousand Dollar Credit to Owners of Clean Diesel Vehicles

Published on Jan 4, 2016 at 8:55 am in Auto Product Liability.

Volkswagen has announced plans to give cash and dealer credit to US owners of its clean diesel vehicles affected by the recent auto emissions cheating scandal.  The company will issue $1000 cards of which half can be spent anywhere and half at Volkswagen and Audi dealerships.  Owners of the 482,000 affected vehicles will also receive free 24-hour road side assistance for three years.