Monday, September 19, 2011

Car/ Vehicle Recall and Consumer Issues

Car and vehicle recalls are generally conducted when a defect is found or when a part of a car or equipment is found to be defective and may cause potential harm and injury to the consumer.

A recall is often initiated by the manufacturer or ordered by a federal agency such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which eventually ensures that manufacturers comply with the safety issues of a vehicle and that safety remedies have been corrected and implemented.

Only recently, the manufacturer of D100 lawn tractors has announced the federal recall of some 5,000 tractors for possible risks of brake failure. The tractors that were included in the recall were manufactured Illinois-based Deere & Company and were sold at John Deere dealers, Lowe’s and Home Depot stores nationwide from October 2010 to September this year.

Authorities said the recall was initiated after it was found that the hardware used to hold the tractor’s brake assembly to the transmission housing is prone to break and could result in brake failure.

Under the law, injured victims of accidents caused by defective cars and vehicles can hold the manufacturers liable for their injuries through negligence.

To help you with vehicle recall and product liability issues, consult with experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys. Call us at 1-866-325-4529 or email us at for a free case analysis.