Maserati has announced a recall of their GranTurismo and GranTurismo convertible automobiles manufactured between June 2008 and March 2010. The model years affected are the same as the manufacture dates mentioned.
1,768 units are included within this recall, which arose because of a defect in the lamp assembly. This defect can contribute to a failure of both the brake lights and the tail lights. Obviously, this makes it harder for other cars to see your vehicle, increasing the probability of a collision with the automobile.
The recall is scheduled to go into effect this month, with the company notifying affected owners of the problem. Consumers can bring their vehicles into a dealer to have the the tail lamp assemblies replaced for free.
Any number of flaws in the manufacturing process can endanger a driver’s safety, but to a car accident lawyer in Riverside like myself, this recall is particularly frightening. Tail lights and brake lights are integral in preventing a crash out on the road. In low visibility situations especially, lights on the back of the car signal that a vehicle is just ahead or that said vehicle is in the process of slowing down. As a Riverside personal injury lawyer, I hope this problem gets corrected before an accident can occur.
Ford has recalled 36 of its 2011 F-650 trucks due to a risk of losing steering control. The trucks, which were manufactured between February 2 and February 17 of last year, suffer from a problem in which the steering arm can shake loose of the steering knuckle and increase the possibility of a crash situation. The bolts attaching one to the other were not properly fastened.
Ford will be notifying purchasers of these trucks to have the vehicle brought in to have the problem fixed for free. This will involve an inspection of the steering arm and knuckle and, should a problem be found, the necessary repairs will be made by the dealer.
As a car accident attorney in San Francisco, I know how important it is for every part of an automobile to be working in unison to ensure the safety of the driver and his or her passengers. When this doesn’t happen, recall alerts are crucial in informing the consumer when a potential problem could present itself. As a San Francisco personal injury attorney, I might pay attention to these sorts of things a little more than the average consumer, but I think it would be wise if everyone out there checked on recall information on a regular basis.
Glaval buses, model year 2006 to 2011, may contain defective fuses in the air conditioner unit and are being recalled for this reason. The fuses may loosen over time and cause damage to the vehicular structure, possibly resulting in a fire. The fuses are reportedly affected by the passage of time, vibrations resulting from use and other factors such as temperature.
The transit buses affected by the recall were built on chassis from Ford, Chevrolet, GMC and Freightliner and contain Carrier GenV EM-1 Evaporator Units.
Glaval will contact all owners of these models and inform them of the fault. They will attempt to rectify the situation by providing a free retrofit kit and repair instructions.
As a personal injury attorney in Long Beach, I’ve seen a number of recalls due to a faulty part. Vehicles are quite often some of the most serious forms of recall that can be had. The road can be a dangerous place, and we rely on our automobiles to get us to a destination safely. I hope that vehicles affected by this recall get fixed before damage can be done. As a Long Beach car accident attorney, I advise everyone to stay cautious on the roads, because you never know who’s driving around in a car with a part that’s been recalled.
New Flyer Industries is recalling certain XD35, XD 40, XDE35, XDE40 and XN40 model transit buses. This recall affects a variety of model years between 2009 and 2012. Please contact New Flyer or see the press release for more information. 490 units fall under the purview of the recall.
Complications with the control panels installed on those buses may lead to a loss of control of the bus’s motor function, causing it to stall and possibly crash if certain events are set in motion. This is due to the propensity of the vehicle to enter a shutdown state because of the inability of the “Check Engine” light to turn on properly if the vehicle sends multiple error messages to the panel. New Flyer is cautioning all owners of the above models that the recall is in effect as of January 2012. New Flyer will install a working panel free of charge.
As a car accident attorney in San Diego, I know how important it is for vehicles to perform properly. Every automobile part works in tandem to ensure that your ride is a safe one, and if a problem occurs, it’s important that manufacturers issue a prompt recall. As a San Diego personal injury lawyer, I hope all affected units are fixed before someone gets hurt.
BMW has long been a maker of luxury cars, but even such high-end vehicles can pose a safety risk.
Today, the company announced a recall of 2,470 Mini Coopers manufactured between 2006 and 2011. The vehicles in question were only sold in Brazil.
The problem has to do with the motor’s cooling system. According to BMW’s Sao Paolo press office, the water pump that’s responsible for keeping the car’s turbocharger cool could be faulty. Engine overheating or even a possible fire could be triggered by faults in the pump.
Brazil is currently the fourth largest automobile market by sales, but it’s faced a number of recalls recently. Various production problems have resulted in the recall of nearly 2 million cars in the past couple years alone.
As a car accident attorney in San Diego, I like to keep my eyes open to recall information from all across the globe. The truth is, if a recall could happen in one part of the world, it could happen in another. Although I’m not directly affected by this particular recall, I think it’s important to always be prepared in case a company extends a recall to those parts of the country that impact me as a San Diego personal injury lawyer.
Driving a vehicle is hazardous enough, but once you’re parked and out of the car, you think you’re all good, right? Well, as it turns out, you don’t even have to be inside of your car for it to potentially cause damage to others.
BMW AG has announced a recall of certain of its 2012 model 20X5 xDrive 35i sport-utility vehicles. Only six vehicles are affected by the design flaw, but as you’ll see, the safety hazard is a large one. The vehicles were built between December 19 and December 21, 2011.
A production error affected the transmission case, causing the surface not be be properly machined. This means that possible excess friction in the transmission can prevent the vehicle from properly engaging its parking lock. Therefore, if the driver of the vehicle does not set the parking brake, the vehicle could roll away after the operator steps out.
Drivers of the affected automobiles can have their transmissions replaced by the company free of charge.
As a San Diego car accident lawyer, I’m used to dealing with cases involving cars where the driver is actually inside the vehicle, but one can see how this would still be a safety hazard. I hope the problem is fixed before a serious incident occurs, and as a car accident lawyer in San Diego, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to heed all recall directives.
A school bus manufacturer is issuing a recall for buses in order to fix a defective part that poses a fire hazard, according to recent news reports.
More than 1,800 buses are subject to recall. The bolt that is part of the clamp assembly has been proven to break under pressure, which leads to a weak exhaust system, which poses the potential for a fire. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has been alerted of the issue.
The buses are from the parent company of a High Point, North Carolina company called Thomas Built Buses. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that three different models of the Thomas Built school buses are affected. The affected vehicles were made between September 1 and December 31 of 2010. The clamp was supplied by Cummins Inc.
Thomas Built Buses is a unit of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, which is part of German Automaker Daimler AG.
As a Los Angeles bus accident lawyer, I hope that no incidents occur as a result of operating these faulty vehicles. In my experience as a personal injury lawyer, I know that having a defective vehicle part can endanger all drivers on the road. If you’ve been injured by a defective car part, I advise that you speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Yamaha has issued a recall for their VMX17 motorcycles due to an engine malfunction, according to recent news sources.
The recall affect about 2,300 of the the VMX17, or V-MAX, bikes. The model years affected are 2009 to 2011. The variants include the YB, YCB, ZR, ZCR, AG and ACG.
The issue is high oil pressure inside the oil pump. This pressure can cause the oil pump to malfunction. If oil ceases to run through the engine, engine damage is very likely. This severe engine damage can cause the bike to stall and not start again, which would be dangerous for bikers on busy roadways.
The recall is scheduled to begin in October. If you have concerns about your motorcycle, you can call Yamaha or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Yamaha plans to replace the oil pump, free of charge.
As a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer, I hope that no one will be injured by this product. However, I would like you to know that our product liability lawyers are here to help you and your loved ones if anything ever does happen because of an unsafe product. Do not hesitate to call us right away if any other consumer product has caused you pain and suffering. Please come back to our blog regularly so that you are informed about new dangerous consumer products.
Car recalls can difficult to stay on top of, especially if they affect cars that are a few years older and may have been resold. However, according to recent news sources, an app might make it easier for car owners to stay updated on recalls that affect their safety and the safety of other drivers on the road.
A new software can display recalls that go as far back as 1950. New recalls will be added to the database as they occur as well.
The app displays what has been recalled, but it doesn’t give you a number to call a specialist to handle the issue, and it also doesn’t provide a consequential scenario of what would happen if the problem is not addressed.
However, it will let you know the important information, and from there you can call your local dealer to arrange for a checkup.
The app is $.99 and is made by Xiatron.
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, consumer safety and keeping people informed of potential dangers of hazardous products is a big priority for me. I would like you to know that our product liability lawyers are here to help you and your loved ones if anything ever does happen because of a defective car. Do not hesitate to call us right away if any other consumer product has caused you pain and suffering. I urge you to visit our blog regularly so that you stay informed about new dangerous consumer products.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Chrysler is recalling almost 243,000 of its Ram pickup trucks due to a potential “loss of directional stability.”
The recall impacts the 2008 Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4×4 as well as the 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty models from the 2003–2011 model years. Most of the affected pickups (about 168,000) are from the 2008–2011 model years.
In a July 6 letter posted this week on the NHTSA’s website, Chrysler attributed the problem to a tie-rod fracture, created “due to a weakening of the ball stud,” which could occur with an alignment problem. Such a failure would affect the steering. The company said the problem “tends to occur during low-speed, parking-lot type maneuvers when the customer is making a tight turn.”
Vince Muniga, a Chrysler spokesman, said, “There have been a few minor accidents and one minor injury.”
Last December, Chrysler recalled about 15,000 of its heavy-duty 4500 and 5500 Ram pickups from the 2008–2011 model years for the same problem. In April, the NHTSA responded to complaints of similar failures from owners of other Ram models and then opened a defect investigation.
Chrysler has described the recall as voluntary; however, once a manufacturer is aware of a safety problem, it must inform the agency of its plan for a recall or face civil penalties.
As a Fresno personal injury lawyer, I hope to aid in creating a safer community and hope that the defective products listed in this recall did not affect you.