Subarus Recalled Due to Excessive Braking

In a news statement, Subaru of America, in cooperation and in accordance with the guidelines of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary recall of 2012 model Legacy, Outback and Impreza vehicles because of excessive braking issues. Approximately 3,000 cars are affected by this recall and have already been sold across North America. The issue deals with the brake master cylinders, a part common to the affected Legacy and Outback models and in certain Impreza cars manufactured in Japan. The company has received hundreds of reports of “greater than usual” brake pedal travel in these vehicles. The company has issued a “stop-sell” order on all three vehicles and is working with the NHTSA to notify owners affected by this recall.

As an Everett personal injury lawyer, I feel it is essential to keep a close eye on the news provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the hopes of helping to spread information that may help consumers to prevent avoidable injuries. If you’ve been injured in a collision that you believe resulted from the use of a defective auto product, consult a personal injury lawyer in your city to discuss your rights as a consumer and the possible legal avenues that may be open to you.

Nissan Rogues Recalled Due Power Steering Hazard

In a news release, Nissan, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), announced the voluntary safety recall of 2011 Rogue models due to the improper installation of electric power steering (EPS) circuit board; which may result in a sudden loss of power steering assistance and increase the risk of collision for occupants. Nissan began the recall of the 2011 Rogue vehicle last month. Nissan notified affected owners of the defect and scheduled a repair at their nearest dealership where the EPS control unit was inspected and, if necessary, replaced for free. If you feel you should have been notified of this recall for repairs to your vehicle, contact Nissan directly.

As a Tacoma personal injury attorney, I’ve witnessed similar voluntary safety recalls of this nature many times in the past and I’m aware of the horrific injuries that can result from the use of a defective auto product. That said, I’m also aware of the difficulties that manufacturers face when producing quality products for their customers and the steps they take to ensure their customers safety. If you’ve been injured in a crash that you think was the result of a defective auto product, consult a personal injury lawyer in your area for more information on your rights as a consumer.

Ford Recalls Trucks Due to Faulty Transmission

In a press statement, Ford Motor Company, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the recall of all 2011 Ford F-150 vehicles that were made between the dates of September 9th and September 22nd, 2011. In addition to this, the 2012 F-250, 350, 450, and 550 trucks that were made from the 12th of September through the 22nd of September will be included, as well. The reason for the recall on these models is that the transmission of the trucks can be¬†easily taken out of the “Park” position because they do not require the brake pedal to be depressed to do so. Because the transmission can easily be shifted out of the “Park” position, the risk for an injury or crash is increased to both the driver and pedestrians. Once the owners of the trucks were notified, they had their vehicle inspected and if the switch that controls this needed to be replaced, it was done free of charge. The recall took place around the 19th of December last year. If there are any questions or if you believe you should have been notified of this recall, contact the company directly.

As a Bellingham personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen this sort of safety recall many times in the past and I understand the tragic injuries that can result from the use of a defective auto product. If you have suffered an injury in an accident that you think was the result of a defective auto product, call a personal injury lawyer in your area to learn more about your legal rights as they pertain to the matter.

Starcraft Recalls Buses Due to Faulty Seat Latch

In a press release, Starcraft Bus, in accordance with the guidelines of and in cooperatin with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary safety recall of the school bus models Prodigy and Quest, manufactured in 2010 and 2011 from April 12, 2011 through June 6, 2011. The recall was initiated after the company discovered that the self-latching mechanism used to retain the seat cushion to the frame may not consistently engage. This defect may result in injury to occupants in the event of a crash. This recall campaign was launched during December of 2011. The company notified affected owners and replaced the self-latching mechanism free of charge.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I think it’s important to closely watch the news from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in order to relay important safety news to a wider audience and, hopefully, help in preventing avoidable injuries. If you have suffered an injury in an accident that you believe resulted from a defective auto part, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your legal rights and the options that may be available to you.