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In 2014, auto manufacturers issued recalls of 63.5 million vehicles – that’s four times as many cars that they sold in the same year. General Motors’ very public scrutiny over ignition switch defects has brought the issue of vehicle defects to the forefront of consumers’ minds. GM isn’t the only culprit though. Auto manufacturers like Chrysler, Honda, Toyota and Ford also issued millions of recalls over defects ranging from faulty airbags to steering defects. If you or someone you love was involved in an accident and you believe it was caused by a vehicle defect, contact our San Antonio injury lawyers today for a free review of your case.
Recent Auto Defects And Recalls
In 2014, faulty airbags and ignition switch defects comprised about 58% of all vehicle recalls. Many of the vehicles that were recalled for faulty airbags used Takata brand airbags. According to reports, certain Takata brand airbags contain defective inflators, causing them to deploy incorrectly in the event of a crash. Occupants involved in crashes while in cars using these airbags could sustain injuries from shooting metal fragments. Vehicles affected by this airbag defect include Acuras, BMWs, Chryslers, Fords, Hondas, Toyotas, and more. See CarandDriver.com’s complete list of affected vehicles.
General Motors recalled millions of vehicles over the faulty ignition switches. The faulty switches could in some cases cause the engine to shut off and prevent the airbags from deploying. A federal investigation into GMs ignition switch defects found that the auto manufacturer had known about the fault for 10 years before they said anything about it. The faulty GM switches have been linked to 13 deaths and 31 crashes.
Aside from faulty airbags and ignition switch defects, the top reasons for auto recalls in 2014 included:
- Electrical defects
- Brake defects
- Fuel systems and leaks
- To learn more about these recalls, view 2014 auto recall statistics.
How Do I Know If I Have A Case?
The best way to know if you have a case is to speak directly with an attorney. The San Antonio injury lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm, Ltd. have extensive experience handling auto product liability and other dangerous product cases. Contact us today for a free review of your case to learn your legal rights and options.
How Much Will It Cost Me?
Wyatt Law Firm operates on a contingency fee method, meaning we do not charge our clients an attorney fee unless we win their case. We also provide initial case evaluations free of charge so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm. Call us at 210-255-2231 or fill out a free online review form.