Volkswagen recently announced a recall affecting about 3,000 VW Tiguan vehicles released in model year 2015. The purpose of the recall is to correct the labeling on the SUVs’ tires, which the company says contain the wrong information about tire loading weight and pressure.
The affected SUVs were built between January and March 2015, according to the company. The recall began in June. Owners of the affected vehicles will be able to take them to a dealership to have the labels fixed at no charge.
According to Volkswagen, the problem occurred when the company installed a new computerized system for producing the vehicles. The new system did not contain the information for the vehicle’s tire pressure ratings, and the values entered into the system for the Tiguan’s weight and loading information were incorrect.
Owners of the affected 2015 Tiguan vehicle can contact Volkswagen at (800) 893-0145.
Defects in tire labeling can cause serious problems for vehicle drivers. Tires that are incorrectly labeled may be improperly inflated or overloaded, increasing the risk of a rollover, blowout, or other deadly car wreck. The risk increases in the heat of a Texas summer. Drivers of all types of vehicles are encouraged to check their tires regularly for wear and to keep track of potential tire recalls related to their vehicles.
Often, the driver won’t even realize the vehicle has a problem until it is too late to prevent an accident. That’s why dedicated Texas defective tire injury lawyers strive to help drivers prevent accidents and to seek compensation when a car wreck occurs. Contact The Law Office of WT Johnson today at (800) 738-4046 to discuss your questions about recalls.
In addition to the rights and freedoms enjoyed by all Texas citizens, Texans who are age 60 or over also have certain protected rights under state law, according to the Office of the Attorney General. These rights are intended to protect elderly individuals from cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including harm that might occur while the person is living in a nursing home
or other assisted care facility. Read the rest »
Automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be expected to pay a $105 million fine for recall lapses that affected millions of vehicles, according to a recent Wall Street Journal
article. The fine, to be imposed shortly by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is the largest monetary penalty for recall lapses ever imposed. The NHTSA will also assign an independent third party to monitor Fiat Chrysler in order to keep a closer eye on the company’s recall procedures. Read the rest »
When a car crash occurs in Texas, injuries are common. Some of the most common car accident
injuries aren’t immediately apparent: an injured person might not show symptoms for hours or even days after the vehicles have been cleared from the scene. Read the rest »
Elder abuse is a growing problem in Texas and nationwide, according to the Texas Attorney General’s office. Unfortunately, many instances of abuse, neglect, or exploitation occur in nursing home settings. If you are seeking nursing home care for your loved one, there is much you can do to help prevent harm or mistreatment in the future. Start by asking for recommendations from your loved one’s doctors and nursing staff, or from trusted family and friends. Read the rest »
When a loved one is injured through abuse or neglect while in a nursing home
, the family must take action quickly. Investigating the cause of the injury, putting a stop to it, and ensuring the nursing home doesn’t continue their harmful behavior is essential to protect every resident in a nursing home’s care. Read the rest »
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) held a hearing on July 2 to scrutinize the recall and safety practices of Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA). After the hearing, NHTSA chief Mark Rosekind said the agency would likely take action against the automaker no later than Labor Day 2015, according to a recent article in Automotive News. Read the rest »
Car and truck crashes in Texas are tracked by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), which compiles statistics on motor vehicle safety within the state. Here are some of the top facts for Texas drivers and experienced Texas car accident
lawyers, from the “Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Highlights Calendar Year 2014”
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The death of a nursing home resident in Temple has prompted an investigation by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, according to a recent article in the Temple Daily Telegram.
A 43 year old disabled man residing at Regency Manor Healthcare Center was found unresponsive by nursing home staff. Police and emergency personnel were called, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. A spokesperson for the nursing home indicated that suicide was one suspected cause of death. Read the rest »
As children get older, they earn more independence. They also earn the responsibilities that come with it. If your child has reached the age where he or she can bike to school, sports, or friends’ houses alone, now is a great time to help the whole family brush up on bicycle safety basics. Read the rest »
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