Automobile recalls are released as necessary, either by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) or by the manufacturer when a complaint of a product defect is made. After years of recalls, there have been several common reasons a vehicle make or model will be recalled for safety hazards.
Some of the most common reasons for a defective product recall include:
- Faulty safety features (especially airbags);
- Electrical hazards;
- Fuel line issues;
- Faulty accelerators;
- Unsecured floor mats;
- Defective tires; and
- Fire hazards due to wiring or fuel tank issues.
There are numerous other reasons a vehicle may be recalled when a defect is detected, either in the design or manufacturing. Unfortunately, many of these defects are not noticed until it impacts the lives of several drivers who have suffered serious or fatal injuries due to accidents.
If you or someone you love have suffered an injury due to a faulty vehicle in which a defect is likely the cause, you may need legal help in filing a product liability claim against the automobile manufacturer. A defective automobile attorney may be able to help you file your claim to seek any compensation you may be entitled to.
Find Personal Injury Advice from a Defective Automobile Attorney
Every year there are dozens of automobile recalls for defective and dangerous vehicles. Unfortunately, it often takes a series of serious accidents and injuries to occur before these recalls are put into effect. If you’ve been injured due to a defective automobile, help is just a phone call away.
The auto defect lawyer team at The Eltringham Law Group has your best interests in mind. We strive to help our clients understand their options in filing a claim against auto manufacturers. We offer personal injury advice to residents of the South Florida area including Fort Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, and Palm Beach.
Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation at 1-561-338-0420 and learn about your rights to compensation after a serious accident.