Automobile recalls have been in the news a lot lately, and unfortunately this blog post is no exception. GM and Volkswagen have recently issued several recalls in the latest development of faulty vehicle equipment, totaling more than 1.1 vehicles combined.
Volkswagen released a statement on February 10th, 2016 noting that 680,000 of their vehicles would be recalled due to faulty airbags. If you have a Volkswagen made between the years of 2006 – 2014, please visit SaferCar and enter your vin to see if your car has been affected by this recall.
GM/General Motors Recalls
GM has also issued statements regarding multiple recalls on several of their models, as well. The first recall is for GM trucks and SUVs: 2015 – 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicles, and the GMC Sierra 2500HD. They discovered a nut on the pivot point can loosen in the brake pedal, causing the pedal to move in any direction. They suspect there would be difficulty stopping the vehicle at that point, if it stops at all. Fortunately, there have not been any car accidents reported due to this, but please check SaferCar to ensure your vehicle is not affected.
In addition, there has been another faulty airbag recall by General Motors for the 2016 Chevy Colorado, Malibu, and GMC Canyon. They discovered the second stage of the driver front airbag inflator may not be present. This may cause the airbag, if deployed, to not inflate fast enough during a high-speed collision, causing potentially severe injury.
Car accidents can change your life instantly. You and your passengers may incur scrapes and bruises, broken bones, soft tissue damage, whiplash, or more severe injuries. In serious collisions or accidents with truck drivers, you could suffer a spinal injury, a brain injury or even fatality. By consulting a car accident lawyer in San Diego, you can help get the best result after the injury, including if these recalls or other faulty vehicle equipment have affected you.
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