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Recent Recalls Show Vehicle Defects Could Increase Georgia Car Crashes


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6/1/2013
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Unfortunately, when corners are cut, and economic considerations override safety, defectively designed automobiles or defective automotive parts are the result. Although automobile manufacturers test their vehicles, some defects aren’t caught in time before innocent occupants suffer the results of Georgia car crashes or accidents nationwide. 

Some of the recent safety recalls by vehicle manufacturers include:

  • Airbag issues – About 3.4 million vehicles including BMW, General Motors Co., Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mazda are being recalled due to airbag defects. Toyota recalled 1.7 million and Honda recalled over 1.1 million cars in order to replace the passenger front airbag inflators. There have been complaints of exploding airbags and concern over airbags deploying with too much pressure. All of the vehicles involved in this recall had airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation. The problem is that the inflator can rupture and cause injuries from flying shrapnel.
  • Electronic stability control problems – Honda recalled certain 2012 and 2013 Fit Sport vehicles to fix their electronic stability control which is allowing “excessive yaw rates at high steering angles with certain tires.” This issue can increase crash risks. 
  • Steering control concerns – Subaru has recalled 2013 Legacy and Outback vehicles due to a loss of steering. The concern is that the steering shaft can separate, and the driver can lose steering control which could contribute to a crash. Subaru also recently recalled earlier versions of the same vehicles for brake line issues.
  • Spare tire issues – Nissan has recalled 2013 Altima cars to correct a problem with their spare tires. The spare tires may be significantly over- or under-inflated and result in tire failure, which could increase the risk of a crash.

If you have been in a Georgia car accident due to a vehicle defect, you may have rights to a financial recovery. For help, please call an experienced Peachtree City accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today: (770) 487-8999.



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