March 18, 2014
In 1966, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was given the power to create standards for vehicle equipment that would improve safety. Now, when a vehicle is discovered to have a Car Product Liability issue, a recall can help resolve the problem.
Most recently, General Motors has come under heavy scrutiny for problems found in cars and trucks they produce. According to CNN News, the company just recalled 1.5 million vehicles due to a problem with the ignition switch that caused some vehicles to turn off while in motion. Now, GM has announced they will recall another 1.2 million vehicles due to a problem with the wiring of side airbags, which could cause an equipment failure in the event of a crash.
Furthermore, GM is taking responsibility for a problem with brakes that can overheat on 64,000 Cadillac XTS sedans.
All together, GM officials say the recalls will cost the company around $300 million, or less than $100 per vehicle, to repair the problems.
The Texas Personal Injury Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers are aware of how dangerous using faulty equipment on a vehicle can be, which is why the firm encourages anyone who has been harmed by a car product liability issue to discuss their legal options with an attorney immediately.