October 28th, 2015|
In recent weeks and months, millions of American motor vehicles have been recalled because of faulty parts. Our defective product lawyers at Ponce Law would like to help you get you up to speed on the latest in each of these cases.
Takata Airbag Recall Expansion
In June, Japanese airbag manufacturer, Takata Corporation, initiated the recall of roughly 19 million vehicles due to a problem with the inflation system of driver and passenger front airbags. Now, the recall may soon be expanded to include side impact airbags as well. Investigators believe the chemical propellant used to inflate the airbags may change over time, causing units to break apart and hurl metal shrapnel at vehicle occupants when the unit is activated.
Diesel Volkswagen Recall
In September, it was announced that German carmaker, Volkswagen, was installing a piece of technology in their vehicles that is used to cheat emissions tests. The discovery has led to a decrease in the efficiency and value of the affected vehicles and has prompted the initiation of a Tennessee Volkswagen recall class action lawsuit.
GM Oil Leak Recall
Just yesterday, a statement was issued that General Motors (GM) would be recalling 1.4 million vehicles for a third time in order to repair oil leaks that have been known to ignite vehicle fires. WKRN News 2 reports that as many as 19 people have been injured as a result of the defect.
If you’ve been injured as the result of an accident caused by a faulty car part, you have rights that need to be protected, and our legal staff can help answer any questions you may have.
May 27th, 2015|
Defective Car Part Recalls
Recalls are launched to correct safety issues that are discovered after cars go on sale. Recently, several such recalls have been in the headlines, including one of the largest in our nation’s history.
GM Ignition Switch Recall
In February 2015, General Motors (GM) initiated a recall of roughly 800,000 vehicles due to problems with the ignition switch that allowed vehicles to shut off while in motion. This resulted in drivers losing control of their vehicles, and in many cases, crashing. Reports indicate hundreds of accidents were linked to the problem, resulting in 19 fatalities.
The GM ignition switch recall prompted more than 700 lawsuits from victims from across the United States.
Takata Airbag Recall
Last week, auto parts manufacturer Takata Corp. launched a recall of 34 million vehicles after it was discovered the company’s airbags can cause metal shards to be hurled towards passengers in the event of a crash. The Detroit Free Press reports that as many as six deaths and 100 injuries have been linked to the problem.
Those whose lives have been affected by an injury caused by a defective vehicle or part may not know where to turn for help. Our Nashville defective product lawyers at Ponce Law suggest accident victims speak with a qualified legal representative about the questions or concerns you have.