3 Classes of Defective Vehicle Equipment Reported in The United States

by | April 28th, 2014

Car accidents happen every day in the United States, but many of these accidents are the result of defective parts installed in vehicles during the manufacturing process. To help make the public more aware of these issues, here are three of the latest cases of defective vehicle equipment to be discovered:

  • Brake System Failures– The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating whether a problem with a forward-collision prevention system in an estimated 60,000 Chevrolet Impalas may be to blame for the vehicle taking corrective action when a crash is not likely. A New York Times article explains the agency’s quick moves to examine the problem are likely the result of the failure to promptly open an investigation into the next problem on our list.
  • Ignition Switch Failures– General Motors recently recalled 2.6 million vehicles after the vehicles were found to have turned off while in motion. Documents have shown the company and officials were aware of the problem years ago, but failed to take corrective action.
  • Faulty Tires– Ford recalled a number of their Explorer models after it was discovered the tires the vehicles were outfitted with were prone to separation. This would cause immediate deflation, sometimes while the vehicle was in motion.

The Norfolk personal injury lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley explain it is important to speak with an attorney if you are harmed as the result of an accident caused by faulty vehicle equipment, so that any rights you may have to compensation can be protected. We are here to help and can be reached by calling 1-800-208-CASH.