Two large vehicle manufacturing companies, General Motors and Volkswagen,
are recalling more than 1.1 million vehicles combined.
The first recall involves brake pedal defects in various 2016-2016 GM truck
and SUV models. While no injuries or crashes have been reported, it is
possible that nut that keeps the brake pedal in working order has the
potential to come loose. If this nut were to loosen, the brake pedal might
become inoperative which poses a significant risk to passengers, especially
if this were to happen while the vehicle is in motion. The list of vehicles
possibly affected by the GM brake pedal recall includes Chevrolet Silverado
HD, Chevrolet Tahoe, and GMC Sierra HD automobiles manufactured in 2015
or 2016. If you believe your vehicle may be included in the recall, contact
a GM dealer for pivot bolt inspection. The total number of GM vehicles
is estimated at 473,000.
The second recall is for 681,000 Volkswagen vehicles that may contain defective
airbags made by Takata. Takata has been in the news quite often in recent
months due to dangerous defects discovered within their airbags, which
are used in countless vehicle brands throughout the world. This specific
recall is said to affect 2006-2014 VW automobiles.
To find out if your vehicle is involved in any current automobile recalls, visit
safercar.gov to search by VIN number.
Defective vehicle parts can potentially lead to serious auto accidents.
In many cases these crashes leave victims with injuries that are difficult
or impossible to recover from. In such instances, it is important that
investigations be performed into whether a vehicle defect may have been
the cause of the crash. If a defective or recalled vehicle is proven to
have caused a crash, the at-fault manufacturer can be held liable for
injuries sustained. For more information about auto recalls, visit