Category: Faults

Nissan to recalls thousands of vehicles

It has been announced today that the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan will have to recall over eight hundred thousand cars due to the fact that there have been reports that the steering wheels are faulty and could come off in the drivers’ hands. Only the Nissan Micra has been affected, however as almost 150,000 were sold between December 2002 and May 2006 in the UK alone understandably there are concerns from the general public.

Scotland wants Drivers to be responsible for cyclist accidents

If you are involved in an accident in your car there are certain situations where you are automatically held responsible unless you can definitively prove it was someone else’s fault. For example, if you crash into the back of the car in front of you or if you hit someone whilst in reverse gear. Now, a new campaign in Scotland is urging for the rules to be changed so that if a driver collides with a cyclist they will automatically be held responsible […]

Yet another Vehicle Recall for UK motorists

Following on from call back notices from many major motor manufacturers, BMW owners are the latest set of UK motorists to find their vehicles the subject of a manufacturer’s recall this week, with the Series 5 and 6 models of the cars affected.
A spokesman for the German car makers said it expected to be in touch with over 100,000 British BMW owners in the next few weeks, giving them instructions on when and where they should take their vehicles to get a battery problem sorted […]

Man who made a fortune from cash for crashes will face a jail term

The boss of a Bolton based legal claims firm who worked with a team of conmen to fraudulently make thousands of pounds in staged “crash for cash” accidents has appeared in court. Asif Mallu pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud and was told by the judge he faces jail.
Mr Mallu admitted conspiring with more than ten bogus claimants and was responsible for over ninety staged car crashes throughout the North West. Mr Mallu ran the Bolton based company 24/7 Direct Claims, which earned large fees […]

Garage service needs fixing

A report out today by a leading consumer group suggests Britain’s motorists have to be as thorough in choosing the garage they use for car repairs as they do with companies supplying a motor insurance quote.  An investigation into the capabilities and honesty of UK’s garages by consumer magazine Which has revealed the British public are getting a poor service from most mechanics.
The consumer group submitted vehicles with four basic faults to 62 garages across the country and the results were alarming. The four faults […]

European cover should not be overlooked

This summer, three out of every ten families will steer clear of busy airports and are choosing instead to drive to the Continent. But, with the average cost of a car breaking down being £1,000, it would be silly not to take out cover. A motor insurance quote will now offer European cover as an extra which gives the driver protection should the worst happen. It is important that the car’s insurance company are informed that the car will be in Europe; otherwise if the […]

Motor industry sees another recall

Car maker Renault has to recall more than 66,000 cars because of fears of a faulty automatic hand brake, which could apply itself while the car is moving. The car manufacturer is currently in the process of contacting all British owners of its Scenic II model car, which were made between September 03 and June 05.
This huge task was sparked by several incidents involving the hand brake coming on unexpectedly, when drivers were out in the car. It is a fault that could have ended […]