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Truck and Car Accidents: Recent Manufacturer’s Recalls

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Avoiding Truck and Car Accidents: Some Recent Manufacturer’s Recall

To help avoid potential truck and car accidents, the Chicago and South Chicago car and truck accident lawyers want you to know about some recent motor vehicle manufacturer recalls and to call your dealers for replacement and repair options being offered:

242, 000 Ram Trucks are being recalled by Chrysler because of a problem in the steering system.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that a part near the left wheel can fracture and cause loss of steering control leading to crashes. The problem occurs mainly at low speeds and when drivers are making tight turns. The recall is for certain RAM 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups from the 2008 to 2011 model years.

6,800 2011 GM pickups   recalled because of roll away risk when the automatic transmission’s selector appears to be in park. Pickups affected are the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon equipped with the 4-speed automatic and wither the 2.9-liter 4 cylinder or 3.7-liter 5 cylinder engine. GM told NHTSA that a defective clip could allow the shift lever to appear to be in Park when it is not.

2007 Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans have been recalled by Ford to repair a fuel tank that could leak in a crash.  Nearly 3,000 sedans may have bad welds where the fuel filler neck meets the fuel tank, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration website. In a severe rear impact, the bad weld could fail and cause a fire. These motor vehicles were built from September 5th to September 11, 2006.  Leaks may cause fuel odor, visible leakage or set off the emissions warning light.

9,500 Kawasake 2009-2010 Dual -Purpose Motorcyles Recalled because the fuel tank may leak at the spot weld(s) on the side mount tabs. The fuel leakage at the welding points could ignite and cause a dangerous explosion.

Your personal injury attorneys at Grazian and Volpe encourage their clients and the general public to be aware of vehicle recalls and contact their dealers for repair and replacement information. Remember to always stay safe and if you can’t stay safe, stay with Grazian and Volpe!

About the Author

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Law Group, Ltd.

Chicago accident lawyer Kurt D. Lloyd