July 9, 2013
Last week, the Chrysler Group announced a recall of roughly 500,000 vehicles due to a problem with a head restraint system. This is the twelfth recall the company has issued in the last five weeks due to Car Product Liability concerns.
The latest problem stems from faulty microcontrollers located in the vehicles’ headrests that work to prevent whiplash in the event of an accident. Affected models of vehicles include:
- Chrysler Sebring
- Jeep Liberty
- Dodge Avenger
- Dodge Nitro
NBC News explains the recall comes on the heels of another involving 282,000 other vehicles’ air bag systems. Reports indicate that a malfunction in the sensor system can cause the airbags on the wrong side of the vehicle to deploy in the event of an accident. The Dodge Grand Caravan, Ram Cargo Van, and Chrysler Town & Country are each involved in the recall.
This leaves many wondering what they should do if they own a vehicle that has been affected by the recalls. Officials say these vehicles should be taken to a local dealership where they will undergo a rigorous inspection and have any corrective maintenance performed free of charge.
If an injury does occur in an affected vehicle due to faulty equipment, the Texas Personal Injury Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers suggest the victim discuss their case with an attorney immediately. Doing so will help to ensure your legal rights are protected.