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Ford trucks recalled over fire hazard

Californians expect the vehicles they drive to be safe. In order to ensure this safety, a motor vehicle needs to be well-thought out and executed, starting with its initial design. Unfortunately, many times there are design or manufacturing defects that cause vehicles to pose a risk to unsuspecting motorists. This can lead to an auto product recall, but sometimes those recalls come far too late.

What are some common auto part defects?

We rely on the transportation that is available to us. Whether we drive our own vehicle, travel by train, take a taxi or fly by plane, our safety and well-being is dependent upon how well-made those vehicles are when released to consumers. Although cars and other vehicles go through extensive research, design and safety testing, far too often manufacturers don't realize that an error has been made until it is too late. This leaves unsuspecting consumers in California at risk of being seriously injured or killed.

Lexus issues auto product recall for defective auto part

Although driving an automobile is inherently dangerous, those dangers should be limited to the actions of others. In other words, motorists in Encinitas and elsewhere should not be put at risk of harm from defects found in their own vehicles, vehicle components, or the vehicles being driven by other individuals. These defects exist, though, and they can take many forms and affect a variety of car parts. Oftentimes they wind up causing serious injuries to unsuspecting drivers.

Auto product defects and strict liability

Californians drive their cars, trucks, and SUVs without much thought of their safety outside of avoiding an accident caused by their own error or the negligence of another. While this is certainly important, it is not the only threat posed to motorists. Defective auto products can suddenly cause an accident or other motor vehicle malfunction that leaves individuals with serious injuries. In the worst cases, victims are killed. It is important for those who suffer damages from defective auto products to take the steps necessary to find accountability and, potentially, compensation for their losses.

Ford issues auto recall over detaching steering wheel

Most product lines, if not all, are subjected to safety standards that are regulated by the industry and state, local, and/or the federal government. Although these safety regulations are meant to prevent dangerous products from reaching the market, the fact of the matter is that far too many hazardous products make it past these regulations and into the hands of unsuspecting consumers. When this happens, even those who use a product carefully and in accordance with its directions can be left seriously injured.

Defective product leads to truck recall

When consumers buy products, they expect them to be safe for their intended use. Whether one buys a toy for their child, food for their family, or even clothing to wear to work, the last thing they expect is to be injured by it. The same holds true for automobiles. Yet, with the numerous parts that go into making a functioning car or truck, there are bound to be issues, despite extensive safety regulations being put into place. The defective auto parts can leave unsuspecting individuals susceptible to injuries.

Auto recalls reaching record highs

Nowadays, we all take driving for granted. Forget that at one time people had to spend days riding a horse to get to town for supplies. Now we can cruise across multiple states in a matter of hours. With this acceptance of the ease travel also comes a complacency with vehicle safety. Negligent drivers can pose a significant threat to motorists, and so, too, can a defective product. Making matters worse, there may be more defective auto products than most of us are aware.

Takata bankruptcy may affect air bag recall

Most people driving in California take for granted that their vehicles will keep them safe while in use. Should some sort of manufacturing error manifest itself, making the vehicles unsafe, a recall will be issued to fix the defect. However, as one instance shows, a company's legal obligations when it comes to recalls can be affected by a bankruptcy filing.

Autos under recall can still be sold to consumers

It may seem like auto recalls are all over the news these days. However, whether it is defective airbags, faulty wiring or any other defect, residents of California may be unaware that they are driving a defective automobile. In fact, according to one source, 63 million vehicles on our nations streets have some sort of safety recall that has not been repaired.

Auto companies reach $553 million settlement for airbag defect

Auto companies Toyota, BMW, Mazda and Subaru that manufactured vehicles equipped with Takata airbags have agreed to a $553 million proposed settlement that would provide compensation to the owners of these automobiles in Encinitas and nationwide for the financial losses the suffered after the vehicles were recalled due to defects in the airbags. The settlement affects 15.8 million automobiles. Currently, the settlement is awaiting court approval.

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