Dallas Auto Recall Attorneys Discuss Vehicle Safety Recalls
- May 8, 2013
- Vehicle Defects
There are several types of vehicle recalls. Some involve a flaw such as chipping paint. While these issues do occur, they are not deemed dangerous and are therefore not considered a threat to the motorists’ health.
However, most auto recalls do not involve the more benign types of defects—instead, they involve major safety issues that have the potential to cause an accident or make it worse than it should have been.
Vehicle Safety Recalls
There are two ways a safety recall can be issued—either independently by the manufacturer or ordered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Either way, the vehicle’s maker has to provide the following information:
- Public report including a description of the safety related defect or noncompliance
- Which vehicle or piece of equipment contains the defect
- The events that prompted the recall
- Detailed description of the remedy
- Recall schedule
It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to notify vehicle owners. They must do their best to contact the vehicle’s owners using sale data and state vehicle registration information.
The Auto Maker’s Responsibility
If your car has been recalled, it’s up to the maker of the car to provide a timely, free repair or replacement. However, there is no guarantee that you will be compensated for your losses if the defect damaged your car, truck or motorcycle before the recall was issued.
In these cases, it is best to contact an experienced Dallas auto defect attorney. We know how the car manufacturing industry works. Too often they care more about their bottom line than your safety.
Are you suspicious that your Dallas car crash was caused or made worse by a defect in your vehicle? Are you out thousands of dollars in repair costs because of a flawed vehicle design? If so, call 877.290.1382 and schedule a free consultation with a Dallas vehicle defect attorney with the resources and experience to help you get the compensation you deserve.