As we have been reporting in our blog recently, General Motors is currently under scrutiny for the high number of vehicles it has had to recall over the previous year.
Due to issues with airbags and ignition switches, GM has had to recall millions of vehicles, and the news continually gets worse with each passing week. Sadly, last week the manufacturer announced that it was recalling an additional 81,123 vehicles because of concerns about their electric power steering systems.
According to Reuters, the recall covers 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx and Pontiac G6 cars. The recall is an expansion on one last year involving 1.3 million vehicles. GM said that the recall has been initiated due to concerns about the sudden loss of power steering in the vehicles.
To view the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration safety report about the power steering recall, you can click here.
HOLDING A VEHICLE MANUFACTURER LIABLE
Sadly, vehicles that are made with defective auto parts can result in accidents, which can lead to catastrophic injuries, like spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and broken bones, or even death. Over the last couple of months, hundreds of personal injury claims and lawsuits have been filed against GM involving defective product claims.
If you own one of these vehicles, you should have the power steering issue addressed at a dealership immediately. Additionally, before you contact GM about a potential claim, it may be a good idea to speak to our Nashville vehicle accident attorney who can determine if you have a case that should result in you receiving compensation.
For more information about our firm’s success in vehicle accident and defective product litigation, visit our verdicts and settlements page.
“The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.” – Psalms 34:15
Davis’ Words of Wisdom: The NHTSA considers an auto part defective when it places the public at an increased risk of being involved in an accident.