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Honda Recalls 1.35 Million Fit Subcompacts

December 20, 2010  ·  By HM&M


Honda Motor Co. says it is “recalling 1.35 million Fit subcompact cars globally to fix defective wiring in the headlights.” (Tokyo AP, 12/16). The recall will affect just shy of 150,000 cars in the United States, as well as over 700,000 cars in Japan. Honda has not released numbers for the European and Asian recalls, and say not accidents have resulted from the recall.

Chrysler and Volkswagen also issued large recalls. The Chrysler recall affects the 2008 Town and Country and Dodge Caravan minivans because of a leak near the heating and air conditioner.

Volkswagen says its recall affects “2007-2009 model year Golf, Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, Rabbit and 2006-2010 New Beetle small cars [due to a] small plastic tab in the windshield wiper fluid reservoir could rub against a fuel supply line under the hood. A fuel leak could develop and lead to fires.” (Washington AP, 12/15).

As a Chicago car and truck accident lawyer, I always encourage consumers to act quickly on recalled vehicles. Especially during this holiday season, when long road trips are common, please ensure your vehicles are safe.

December 20, 2010

Jury Rules Against Johnson & Johnson in Antibiotics Suit

A federal court jury has “ordered pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson to pay damages of $1.8 million in the case of an 82-year-old Minnesota man who sued over claims the antibiotic Levaquin caused him severe tendon injuries.” (Minneapolis AP, P. Condon, 12/8). The jury awarded the plaintiff $700,000 in compensatory damages, and $1.1 million in... Read More

December 20, 2010

Five Dead in Florida Motel Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Fire officials say “five friends are dead likely from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a running car in closed garage underneath their South Florida motel room.” (AP, 12/27). Police say the teens rented the room on December 26, 2010 “to celebrate one of teens' 19th birthday. ” Unfortunately, a car that needed a jump-start was... Read More

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