Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Safety officials have begun an investigation into a claim that a 2012 Hyundai Elantra caused an owner to receive an ear laceration. The complaint was made in regards to a possible airbag defect involving a piece of sharp metal.
According to the owner, the deployment of the driver’s side airbag caused a piece of metal to break away from the interior of the vehicle, hitting him in the ear.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has initiated the beginning phase of an official investigation into the claim. If something turns up in the research, there is a chance that a national recall could be enacted. This recall could affect approximately 123,000 Hyundai Elantra models.
If an automobile defect has left you injured, please contact the defective automobile lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 610-667-7511 today.
Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 2:27 pm
Officials at BMW have stated that an international recall has been made and affects roughly 1.3 million vehicles. The German automaker said that 367,000 defective vehicles are located in the United States.
The world-wide recall is due to a potential problem with a battery cable cover that is located in the trunk of certain models. This cover could have been wired wrong, and therefore poses the risk of overheating. The models that have these batteries include the BMW 5 and 6 Series that were manufactured between 2003 and 2010.
A written letter will be sent to the owners of the faulty vehicles. BMW mentioned that the repairs for the problem would take approximately half an hour. As of now, no accidents or injuries have been reported due to the defective batteries.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 9:40 pm
A national recall has just been made public by Ford Motor Company and it will affect roughly half a million Ford minivans and SUVs.
The Ford Escape models that were made between 2001 and 2002 are being recalled due to a leaky brake fluid cap which has the potential to cause fires. Ford announced the recall of 244,530 of these SUVs.
Two minivan models manufactured by Ford are also part of the national recall. The 2004 and 2005 Mercury Monterey minivans along with the Freestar vans have a torque converter output shaft problem that caused 205,896 models to be defective. Ford Motor Company will replace all of the broken parts for free.
If you suffered an injury due to a defective part on your car, please contact the Harrisburg defective automobile lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling today.
Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2011 at 10:42 pm
This week, Honda announced that they are voluntarily recalling about 311,00 Pilot SUVs manufactured between 2009 and 2011 for possible seat belt defects.
According to the car manufacturer, the stitching on the front lap seat belts of the vehicles “may be incomplete or missing.” In the event of an accident, a defective seat belt increases the chance of injury.
Honda reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that they had received 2 reports of seat belt failure involving incomplete or missing stitching in the recalled Pilots.
Honda Pilot owners will be able to take their vehicles to authorized Honda dealers for inspection. Officials say that they will replace any seat belts found to be defective.
Contact the Harrisburg defective automobile lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at today, if you or someone you love has been injured in an accident as the result of a manufacturing or design defect in a vehicle.