Do you drive a General Motors product? If so, you’re going to want
to read this. GM just issued the third recall in seven years, and this
recall is for the same set of vehicles that were repaired in the first
two recalls – recalls that didn’t work.
What’s the problem? According to GM, the auto manufacturer is recalling
vehicles that have a tendency to leak oil and catch on fire. In some cases,
these blazes have damaged garages and homes.
According to GM, it’s now recalling the cars because the repairs
made during the first two recalls didn’t stick. GM said that after
cars were fixed, over 1,300 vehicles still caught on fire – a serious
danger to life and property.
To date, GM has reported 19 minor injuries from the fires.
The latest recall by GM was announced on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015; it covers
1.4 million vehicles starting with the 1997 model year. Some of the cars
included in the recall or so old that GM no longer sells them.
Tuesday’s recall involves several makes and models:
- 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
- 1997-2004 Buick Regal
- 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala
- 1998 and 1999 Chevrolet Lumina
- 1998 and 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue
- 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
All of the vehicles listed above have 3.8-liter V6 engines.
Injured by a defective automobile or part?
If you or someone you love has been injured due to a defective car, truck,
SUV, ATV, or motorcycle, then you may have grounds to file a
product liability claim.
Product liability claims involving defective automobiles usually come in
one of two varieties: 1) defectively manufactured vehicles or parts, or
2) vehicles that have an unreasonably dangerous design.
Depending on the facts of the case, those responsible may include the manufacturer,
a parts manufacturer, or even the car dealership or automotive supply shop.
To learn more about automobile product liability,
contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm!