What Should I do if my Vehicle is Recalled?
- April 23, 2013
- Vehicle Defects
If you receive a letter stating that your car or truck has been recalled it is very important that you take the car in for repairs as soon as possible. Thousands of drivers are faced with this very situation every year and they almost always have the same question: What should I do if my vehicle is recalled?
It is recommended that you take the recalled vehicle into the nearest dealership. While you don’t have to take it into the dealership where you bought the car, it is important that the dealership do the repair or replacement. This is because your cars manufacturer may not pay for repairs done at another car repair shop.
Why Recall Repairs are Important
Our Dallas motor vehicle defect lawyers wish that car makers would not manufacture and sell dangerous, defective vehicles. However, the number of cars and trucks being recalled continues to rise. If a part on your car has been recalled, it is because there is a serious safety concern. A recall is not to be taken lightly. If you receive a recall but don’t get the necessary repairs and the defect causes an accident, there may be no way for you to get the compensation you need from the car maker.
If, however, you never received a recall notice, or your defective vehicle caused a Dallas car accident before the recall was announced, you may have the right to sue for damages and losses associated with the crash. Know your rights and protect them; call our experienced attorneys at Guajardo & Marks at 972-774-9800 for your free consultation. Do not allow the car maker to get away with their terrible mistake; call today.