When car manufacturers discover parts of their vehicles are defective or could cause injury, they are required to notify all owners of part recalls. While most owners will receive notification of a recall, sometimes for a variety of reasons, some owners might not receive notification. In light of a an increasing number of auto recalls, checking to make sure your vehicle is not one of them can help keep you and your passengers safe.
- Honda Civic – Honda recalled around 350,000 2016 Civic coupes and sedans with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder and the turbocharged 1.5-liter four cylinder for faulty parking breaks. If drivers put on the parking break immediately after turning the car off, the break might not engage, and the car could roll away.
- Jeep Wranglers – More than 311,000 2016 and 2017 Jeep Wranglers were recalled for faulty wiring that disconnects impact sensors in certain types of crashes.
- Hyundai Sonata – 2015 and 2016 Hyundai Sonatas were recalled after it was discovered the sunroofs on the vehicles could become detached and fly off the vehicle.
- Ford Mustangs – Ford announced a small recall of 8,000 2015 to 2017 Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs because an improperly crimped engine oil cooler tube assembly has been shown to leak fuel.
- Various Subaru vehicles – Subaru is ordering a large recall of 2007 to 2009 Subaru Legacies and Outbacks, 2008 to 2014 Imprezas, and 2009 to 2013 Foresters. The vehicles have a defective relay that could cause the vehicle to overheat and possibly start a fire.
- Toyota Prius – Toyota has not only ordered a recall, but also ordered a stop-sale for the new Prius. The vehicles have defective parking break cables that can cause the car to roll away.
- BMW – BMW is recalling 136,188 vehicles in the United States and another 18,284 in Canada for improperly crimped wiring. This defect could cause fuel leaks in variety of different models including the X5, X6, and 5-Series Gran Turismo among others.
If you are concerned whether or not your vehicle has been recalled, you can check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at any time to search recalls.
Auto Products Liability Attorneys
Car manufacturers have a duty to produce safe products, and quickly notify owners of any defects. When they fail to uphold this standard, drivers, their passengers, and other motorists are put at risk for serious injury or even death. If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident you believe was caused by a faulty auto part, call the experienced auto products liability attorneys at the Gutierrez Law Firm today. We can investigation your claim and help you pursue compensation. Call us today at (361) 851-0730 for a free consultation.