A car’s condition is a very important factor in one’s safety on the road. However, proper vehicle maintenance cannot completely ensure how safe you vehicle could be. Sometimes, wear and tear is not the only culprit for motor vehicle accidents. At times, the design of the car itself has inherent flaws that cause it to fail. Such sudden failures can cause accidents that do not only cause damage to property, but can endanger one’s life.
We are just in the second month of the year 2014, but did you know that there were already a number of manufacturers that made voluntary recalls for their cars? Here is a list of the vehicles that have been recalled for the last two months:
- 2013-2014 Range Rover – Modification of the driver and front passenger seats to prevent side airbags from being disconnected
- 2014 Hyundai Sta. Fe – Replacement of the Continental Crosscontact LX P235/65R17 103T tires as the old tires have damaged sidewalls.
- 2012-2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and Sierra HD (Equipped with 6.6 Diesel engines) – Replacement of malfunctioning fuel transfer pumps that could cause inaccurate reading of the fuel page.
- 2014 Acura RLX (Manufactured from August 7, 2012 through November 5, 2013) – Replacement of bolts that attach the rear lower control arms to the subframe that gets loosened.
- 2014 Nissan Titan King and Crew Cabs (Manufactured from August 27, 2013 through November 13, 2013) – Replacement of erratic tire and loading information label.
- 2006-2007 Spartan Diamond, 2006-2010 Spartan Gladiator, 2009-2010 Spartan Metrostar, and 1 2007 Spartan Advantage – Repair of defective welds on the independent front suspension that may crack.
- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra (equipped with Allison A1000 transmissions). Correction of the transmission software.
- 2013 Tesla Model S (equipped for, and delivered with, certain NEMA 14-50 or 240-volt Universal Mobile Connector adapters. Over the air software update and replacement for the NEMA 14-5 adapter.
- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra (equipped with 4.3 or 5.3 liters) – reprogramming of erratic engine control module that causes overheating of components which can result in an engine fire.
- 2012-2013 Ford Edge (Manufactured from September 2, 2010 through April 25, 2013) – Replacement of the leaking fuel line that can cause fires.
- 2011-2012 Ford Explorer. Replacement of suspect steering gears that may cause locking of the steering mechanism.
- 2011 Ford E-150, E-250, E350, and E0450 vans. Inspection and replacement of windshields that forms bubbles after being exposed in hot temperatures.
- 2008-2014 Aston martin DB9, V* Vantage, 2009-2012 DBS, 2010-2012 Rapide, 2014 Rapide S, 2011-2012 V12 Vantage, 2011-2014 V8 Vantage S, and 2012 Virage. Replacement of defective accelerator pedal assemblies that may break.
As owners of these vehicles, it is your responsibility to reach the contact the carmaker so that the components that need repairing or replacement can be repaired or replaced. A Los Angeles car accident lawyer shares that a number of the recorded motor vehicle crash were caused by similar defects or defective parts.
So if you own any of the vehicles mentioned, you must reach the contact information provided so you can have your vehicle serviced. While some of the issues may be considered minor, these issues may cause problems that can eventually result to damage to property or deadly and life-threatening motor vehicle accidents.