Safety recalls are made regular in the automotive industry, as many vehicles are found to be unsafe due to design or manufacturing flaws. Sadly, many people are injured or killed before a recall is made or is fully implemented.
A safety recall can be made for a wide variety of reasons, such as brake failure, door lock failure, tire failure or airbag failure. Clearly, these are all potentially deadly problems, so safety recalls are merited. After a safety recall, many owners can simply take their vehicle to the nearest dealer for a free repair or replacement part.
A person who was injured in a vehicle due to a problem announced in a safety recall still may have a legal right to seek financial remedies in an injury lawsuit.
General Motors, or GM, has made an SUV recall of 189,000 vehicles due to a fire risk. It’s the third recent GMC recall over defective power window controls which could start a fire. Vehicles affected include the Chevy TrailBlazer, Buick Rainier, Saab 97-X, Isuzu Ascender and GMC Envoy. Such vehicles were sold to persons in […]Read More
Honda, Mazda and Nissan have issued an airbag recall related to potentially dangerous airbag defects. This airbag recall affects millions of vehicles worldwide. In question are defective airbags produced by automotive industry supplier Takata Corp. Such airbags might explode. Among the new airbag recalls, Honda Motor Co. recalled 2.03 million vehicles due to defective airbags. […]Read More
In June of 2014, General Motors made yet another GM recall for ignition switch failure, this time involving about 3.4 million vehicles. With so many GM recalls in recent months, how many have been made so far in 2014? For the first half of 2014, GM has recalled almost 29 million vehicles. To put that […]Read More