General Motors, Daimler, and Volkswagen Recall Over 2 Million Vehicles
In just 24 hours, three automakers in the United States and Germany recalled over two million vehicles combined. Daimler, the maker of Mercedes, and Volkswagen are the latest to issue recalls based on Takata. The automakers recalled some 1.5 million cars in the United States that were equipped with Takata airbags. As we have previously reported, Takata airbags are being recalled all over the nation due to their potential to explode, sending metal shards forcefully across the vehicle.
The Daimler recall includes certain models of the C-Class and E-Class sedans, the SLK convertible, the M and GL- Class sports utility vehicles, R-Class and SLS coupes and several vans. Mercedes owners are advised to go online or contact their dealer to determine whether they may be included in the massive recall.
Volkswagen similarly recalled 681,000 vehicles that may contain defective airbags. The recall affects 2006-2014 VW automobiles of several models. Volkswagen owners should similarly call the dealer or head online to run their car's VIN number and assess whether it is included.
Lastly, General Motors, which has been caught up in recalls for months due to the Takata scandal, issued this latest recall for brake pedal defects. No injuries or accidents have been linked to the brake pedals at this time, but evidence shows that a nut on the affected pedals can come loose, which could cause the brake pedal to not function properly. The recall includes various 2015-16 GM truck and SUV models. It is estimated that close to 500,000 vehicles will be involved in this recent GM recall.
Defective Automobiles and Automobile Parts Can Have Devastating Results
Automobile manufacturers are charged with creating safe cars and SUVs. While there is much oversight in the car creation process, at times defects exist and cars are placed into the market in dangerous condition. Some notable defects include SUVs that are prone to rollover, defective tires that tend to blow out, and brake flaws that cause the vehicle to not stop in time.
There are two main types of product liability claims involving motor vehicles: (1) Defectively manufactured vehicles or vehicle parts and (2) vehicles with unreasonably dangerous design. The first type of claim involves cars or parts that were improperly manufactured. This could involve an error in the manufacturing facility or elsewhere. The second claim involves vehicles or parts that are designed in an unreasonably dangerous manner. This would include cars that are prone to rollover, among other things.
If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to consider the possibility that a defect played a role in the accident. Your attorney will investigate the accident to uncover its cause and your potential ability to recover.
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