February Automobile Recall

Automobile recalls announced in February could affect your safety and that of your loved ones. If you drive or are the owner of certain Aston Martin cars, Ford E-model vans, and Ram vans, keep reading. Taking action to fix these problems could save a life and spare someone from serious injury.

An error during the manufacturing process affected the accelerator arm of approximately 5,000 vehicles. Aston Martin Lagonda of North America (Aston Martin) made these vehicles. This error can cause a break in the accelerator arm.

Aston Martin said the recall affects certain model year 2008-2014 DB9 and V8 Vantage, 2009-2012 DBS, 2010-2012 Rapide, 2014 Rapide S, 2011-2012 V12 Vantage, 2011-2014 V8 Vantage S and 2012 Virage vehicles. If the accelerator arm does break, the engine will idle. Driving the vehicle will not be easy. The engine speed will change and increase their chances of being in a car collision.

Chrysler Group LLC’s 2014 Ram Pro Master has a different problem. When pressed at a certain angle, accelerator pedal can get stuck in the wide open throttle position. It often results in unintended acceleration and then some sort of collision which leads to serious injury or death.  Approximately 7,935 of these vehicles have this problem.

Like the vehicles mentioned above, Ford Motor Company has a set of vehicles which may also have similar outcomes. These are: certain model year 2011 Ford E-150, E-250, E-350, and E-450 vehicles built from May 12, 2011, through May 26, 2011.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted a notice on their website. They found that improper manufacturing conditions for windshields led to bubbling. And an estimated 4,532 vehicles manufactured broke the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205, “Glazing Materials.” When the windshield in these vehicles gets too hot, clusters of bubbles form and can impede the visibility of the driver.

As with all vehicles on the recall list, it is to your benefit to get them inspected by a qualified mechanic. Take the vehicle to the dealership that sold it to you. Often, the manufacture or the dealer inspects and a repairs or replacement of the faulty part – all free of charge. They do this for free because it is usually negligence on their part.

It is common that the manufacturer sends the owner a notice outlining the possible problems with a vehicle. They then instruct the owner of the vehicle on how to handle the situation. But if you fear that your vehicle may have one of the problems listed above and did not receive a notice, take it to the automobile dealer. They will know what to do and can usually tell you on the spot if you are driving one of their defective machines.

Automobile manufacturers don’t always announce recalls. Sometimes something serious has to happen before the government agency announces these recalls. Get more information on AA Accident Attorneys products liability lawyers follow /product-liability-lawyer/ 

If for whatever reason your vehicle feels different or “off”, take it to the dealership and have them look at it. Taking this action may save your life.

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