Over 335,000 vehicles have been a topic of discussion as subjects in the latest vehicle recall. This reinforces the idea that no vehicle is immune to the possibility of a recall. Though, the risk of a recall is less after the vehicle has been on the market for five years or more. This is because the masses have used the vehicles for a long time period, providing ample time for risks not discovered during the design or production process to be discovered and repaired. The most recent risks are:
The Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass have been known to create a risk for a sticky pedal that may result in an accident, injury or death. The 2008 and 2009 Dodge Grand Caravans and Chrysler Town & Country Minivans are also part of the recall. These vehicles are associated with risk of fire due to an improperly routed wiring harness which may short circuit. There is another defect in the affected Crystal vehicles. In some vehicles, the front inner fender liner may inadvertently rub against the brake lines, resulting in the risk of a brake line leak, break failure and a crash.
To date, there have been nearly sixty reports of thermal damage to vehicles that short circuited because of the faulty wiring harness. It is not known if anyone has been injured at this time.
As you can see, Toyota is not alone when it comes to recalls. This latest vehicle Dodge recall is another example of the risks that may exist in products. Manufacturers take precautions to avoid risks and guard against those that they cannot avoid, but sometimes risks slip through the cracks.
If your child or a loved one has been seriously injured because of a car defect, contact Burton Padove for a free consultation at 219-836-2200 or 877-446-5294 for nationwide callers.