It’s my hope as a Bellevue personal injury lawyer that consumers in the United States are always on top of all recall news out there. I’m always very saddened when consumers are injured through the use of recalled products. Happily, this last recall notice did not mention any reports of injuries or accidents.
According to recent news articles, General Motors had issued a recall notice for all units of the 2012 Buick Regal models on account of a software error. According to the agencies covering this recall news, the issue with these vehicles’ software could result in an inadequate lighting.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has revealed in an official memo that the 2012 Buick Regal’s parking lamps do not activate even when the switch is turned on, which could result in diminished visibility and increase the likelihood of an accident.
The recall is likely to come into effect after March of 2012. Dealers are required to update the body control module free of charge for customers.
In a press statement, Nissan, in accordance with the guidelines of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary safety recall of the company’s 2011 Rogue vehicles due to the improper installation of the electric power steering (EPS) circuit board which may result in sudden loss of power steering assistance. This defect significantly increases the risk of collision in these crossover vehicles for the motorist. Nissan will began the recall of the 2011 Rogue vehicle in December. Owners are encouraged to contact their local dealerships, where a replacement EPS control unit in will be installed free of charge.
As a Bellevue personal injury attorney, I understand the challenges that manufacturers face when producing quality products for their customers and have seen the resulting injuries from the use of similar defective auto products. If you were injured in an accident that you believe was the result of a defective auto product, it may be in your interests to consult a personal injury lawyer with experience in these matters.