Chevy and GM Recall Lawyers
In the past 3 years alone, more cars and trucks have been recalled in the United States due to serious manufacturing defects than any other time in history. Almost all of these defects were known by the automobile manufacturers before the vehicles were placed on the market and many presented significant safety hazards to not only the owners and passengers of the vehicles, but to other drivers on the road as well.
Our Motor Vehicle Recall Lawyers successfully represented thousands of the owners of these dangerous cars and trucks who were seriously injured or killed because the manufactures chose not to issue recalls until they were forced to do so by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
To help reduce the number of future injuries and deaths, we’ve put together a list of the most recent and widespread Motor Vehicle Recalls and Safety Investigations below, along with links to additional information about those defects and how they can affect vehicle owners and their families.
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Recent Motor Vehicle Safety Investigations and Recalls
GM Truck Fires
Our GM Truck Fire Lawyers were recently retained by the family of a Louisiana man who was killed when the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado he was riding in as a passenger suddenly burst into flames. The driver of that vehicle was also killed in the blaze.
According to witnesses, flames appeared underneath the vehicle as the driver revved the engine in an attempt to climb out of a ditch. Within a matter of seconds, the entire cabin of the vehicle was consumed with flames.
Unfortunately, this does not appear to be an isolated occurrence. In fact, the website consumeraffairs.com lists 52 GM Truck Fire Complaints of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models spontaneously going up in flames. Owners who have been present when their GM trucks caught fire reported smelling or seeing smoke shortly before the vehicle went up in flames.
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Investigating Sudden and Total Brake Failure in 2015 and 2016 Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks
On October 21, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expanded its investigation of 2013 and 2014 Ford F-150 pickup trucks for sudden and complete brake failure to include 2015 and 2016 Ford F-150s as well.
The investigation is due to a defective Master Braking Cylinder that has been reported to spontaneously fail, resulting in total loss of braking ability.
Ford Recalls over 225,000 Year 2013 to 2014 Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks as a Result of Sudden and Complete Brake Loss
On May 25, 2016, Ford announced a recall affecting over 225,000 model year 2013 and 2014 Ford F-150 Pickup trucks due to a potentially defective Master Brake Cylinder.
The defective brake cylinder is associated with sudden, unexpected and complete brake loss and, as a result, presents serious and potentially catastrophic safety concerns to vehicle owners affected by the recall.
Read more about the Ford F-150 Brake Failure Recall
Ford Recalls over 600,000 Vehicles for Steering and Stalling Problems
Ford has issued a recall of 592,000 vehicles – an estimated 554,000 of which were sold in the United States – over concerns relating to defective bolts that are causing a total loss of power steering.
Ford also recently recalled another 46,000 U.S. vehicles over stalling problems related to a defective fuel pump.
Read more about the Ford steering, Cruise Control and stalling recalls.
G.M. Recalls more than 17 Million Vehicles over Faulty Ignition Switches and Other Defects
G.M. made headlines when it announced the largest recall in company history in late 2014. The Detroit automaker recalled vehicles across all of its major brands for a range of issues including faulty ignition switches, power steering problems, and defective airbags. For more perspective, the recall covers more vehicles than the company sold nationwide over the past five years.
Read more about G.M.’s recall of 17 million vehicles.
Jeep Recalls over 1.5 Million Vehicles due to Risk of Explosions
Jeep owner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced a recall of 1.56 million Liberty and Cherokee models sold between 1993 and 2007 due to a high risk of gas tank explosions during rear-end collisions. The defect has been cited as the reason behind numerous fatalities across the country.
Read more about the Jeep gas tank recall.
Nissan Recalls almost 800,000 Vehicles over Defective Wiring Harnesses and Hood Latches
In January 2015 Nissan announced one of its largest-ever recalls, pulling back 768,000 SUVs over concerns relating to fire risks and dangerous hood latches. The fire risk stems from an exposed wiring harness connector that is prone to short circuiting when exposed to moisture from rain or snow. The hood latch recall affects both Nissan and Infiniti models and puts drivers at serious risk of causing life-threatening accidents.
Read more about the Nissan and Infiniti recalls.
Toyota Recalls over 4 Million Vehicles Following Fatal Accidents Caused by Faulty Gas Pedals
Toyota has announced a recall of all eight of its models after reports surfaced that as many as 19 deaths were linked to problems with the vehicles’ gas pedals. The defect, which results in uncontrollable acceleration, affects an estimated 4.26 million cars and trucks nationwide.
Read more about Toyota’s defective gas pedals.
Takata Recalls 34 Million Vehicles due to Exploding Airbags
In May 2015, airbag maker Takata announced the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. A defect in the company’s airbags has been causing the airbags to explode, sending metal shards flying through the passenger cabin. These explosions have now been linked to thousands of accidents and at least six fatalities worldwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is continuing to work with Takata to identify all of the affected makes and models.
Find out if your vehicle is affected by the Takata airbag recall.
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In the past five years, our Motor Vehicle Recall Lawyers Defect Lawyers have recovered more than $1 Billion in compensation for clients injured or killed as a result of automobile design and manufacturing defects throughout Texas and across the United States.
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