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 www.awjlaw.com.