GM's recent ignition switch crisis may have been the most visible of vehicle recall news headlines lately -- as the company's delayed reaction to the problem is allegedly linked to more than a dozen car accident fatalities. But there have been plenty of other vehicle-related recalls in recent weeks that should be on the radar of Connecticut consumers and car accident lawyers.
Among the recalls and defects compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in July 2014 alone:
More headaches for GM -- Model year 2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal and Chevrolet Camaro, as well as certain 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles equipped with power height adjustable driver and passenger seats were recalled because the driver's seat unexpectedly drops.
Suzuki Verona -- Some vehicles from the model years 2004-2006 were recalled because the DRL module melts from heat generation, causing a fire hazard.
Piaggio Vespa 946 -- These scooters from 2013 were recalled because the fuel line may leak.
Jeep Commander/Grand Cherokee -- Chrysler recalled these vehicles from model year 2006-2007 and 2005-2007 respectively because a defect can the safe operation of the air bag system. Specifically, the ignition key may inadvertently move into the "Off" or "Accessory" position, which can cause other vehicle systems to dangerously malfunction.
When you need an attorney to negotiate a vehicle or product recall, or simply require consultation with an experienced Connecticut car accident lawyer, please contact us today or call (203)878-1254 to schedule a free consultation. We represent victims of car accidents throughout Connecticut from our offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk and Hartford.