Volkswagen Announces Massive Recall Linked to Fire Risk


December 22, 2010

Volkswagen has announced a voluntary recall of 377,286 cars because of fire risk from friction on the vehicle fuel line. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a small plastic tab on the windshield washer fluid reservoir can rub against the fuel line under the hood and cause a fire to ignite. There is also concern with the new Beetle and new Beetle convertible vehicles having a fastening clamp on a hydraulic hose for the power steering system which may not be positioned properly, causing it to rub against the fuel supply line under the hood.

The friction caused by the clamp rubbing against the fuel line may cause the fuel line to leak and result in a fire. Mechanical failure, including those linked to poor vehicle design or manufacturing defects, are believed to play a role in approximately 12% of all motor vehicle accidents. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been representing those injured in serious Georgia car accidents throughout Atlanta and all of Georgia, including those involving serious automobile defects, for over 25 years.

Cars with defective components and parts kill and seriously injure thousands annually. Under Georgia product liability law, a car accident victim who is seriously hurt because of a defective automobile is entitled to compensation. Car accident cases involving defective motor vehicles are complex cases that require experienced law firm and top car accident experts.  Here are some examples of automobile defects:

• Faulty tires leading to loss of control and rollover accidents

• Faulty seat belts resulting in ejection or unprotected vehicle occupants

• Defective fuel systems resulting in fires or vehicle explosions

• Poor roof reinforcement causing roof crush injuries

• Faulty braking systems

• Defective steering and transmission systems

• Unintended acceleration auto defects.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a defective automobile, contact Montlick & Associates to see how we can help. Our Georgia defective automobile accident attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter where you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

Category: Auto Accidents

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