The Halloween week has been a scary one for car, truck and SUV owners, as tens of thousands of motor vehicles have been recalled for defects that can increase the risk of a crash or personal injury.
The Mobile, Alabama, attorneys at Long & Long are dedicated to helping injury victims seek the compensation they need to move forward with their lives. If you were hurt in a car accident that may have been caused by a motor vehicle defect, please call us at 251-432-2277 for your free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.
Halloween morning brought news that 2,310 Nissan Pathfinders from the 2014 model year were being recalled because the passenger-side airbags may not deploy properly. Also on Halloween, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall of 1,558 Chevrolet Sonics from the 2013 and 2014 model years because inadequate welding may cause the fuel tank to come loose from the vehicle.
The week had previously seen the recall of 76,191 BMW sedans, sports wagons and roadsters due to a potential brake vacuum pump failure that can reduce braking power and increase the risk of a crash. Other motor vehicle recalls from the past week include:
- 3,161 Chevrolet Cruzes with manual transmissions from the 2013 and 2014 model years; the right-front half-shaft may fracture and separate, increasing the risk of a wreck
- 3,247 Nissan Titan trucks and Nissan Armada SUVs from the 2013 model year; the brake master cylinder may intermittently reduce the pressure applied to the front brakes, increasing the chance of a crash
- 3,594 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years; the fuel lines may leak, increasing the risk of fire in the presence of an ignition source
- 10,474 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions from the 2008-20013 model years; the clutch master cylinder may fail, causing the vehicle to shift into or out of gear and increasing the risk of a crash
- 151,695 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years; faulty antilock brake system (ABS) software can lead to an increase in stopping distance and increase the risk for a crash
For complete details on these and other recalled vehicles, please visit the NHTSA Recalls & Defects page.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a car accident that may have been caused by a motor vehicle defect or negligent driver, please contact Long & Long today to learn how our attorneys can help. We welcome clients from the greater Mobile area and across Alabama.