We rely on our cars to help get us where we need to go, but sometimes our vehicles are hiding dangerous risks. A variety of automotive recalls have been announced lately, and it’s important to check whether or not your car has been affected.
Here is a list of some of the latest automotive recalls:
- Overheating Fuel Pump Electric Modules – Certain models of the Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT are being recalled because a component in the fuel pump electric module (PEM) may overheat, causing the cars to lose electrical power to the fuel pump. This could cause the engine to stall or prevent the vehicle from starting.
- Incorrect Dash Lights – Hyundai is recalling some 2015 Genesis Sedans because the dashboard may display inaccurate vehicle speed or may illuminate warning lights when they are not needed.
- Shifting Gears – Models of the Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade, RAM ProMaster, and Fiat 500X with 9-speed automatic transmissions are being recalled because the transmission may unexpectedly shift to neutral.
- Faulty Airbags – Trouble with Takata airbags has Mazda recalling certain Mazda6 vehicles because the airbags might not deploy in the event of a crash. Ford is also recalling 3.65 million vehicles for faulty airbags after the airbags in a 2014 Silverado did not deploy during a crash.
- Malfunctioning Doors – More than 2 million Ford vehicles have been recalled due to the risk of doors not closing correctly and opening while the vehicle is in motion. Ford reports one accident and three injuries might be related to this defect.
- Fire Risk – Nissan is recalling certain models of Maxima sedans, Murano crossovers, and Murano Hybrids equipped with Intelligent Cruise Control. The vehicles could suffer a brake fluid leak into an internal electrical circuit causing fires under the hood.
- Fuel Leaks – In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, the company is still suffering from its defective automotive component parts. The company has issued three separate recalls for certain models because of a risk of leaking fuel that could ignite a fire.
- Defective Parking Breaks – Both Toyota and Honda are recalling vehicles because of a malfunctioning parking break that doesn’t stay in gear.
While vehicle manufacturers are responsible for notifying owners of the latest automotive recalls, oftentimes notices of recalls get lost in the mail or otherwise fail to reach the rightful owner. If you are unsure whether or not your vehicle has been recalled, visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s website.
Lubbock Auto Products Liability Attorney
Automotive defects endanger everyone on the roads – not only the occupants of a defective vehicle, but also those driving along side them. If you or someone you love was in a car accident and you suspect a faulty auto part was to blame, contact the Lubbock auto products liability attorneys at Liggett Law Group today for a free consultation.