At the end of June, General Motors announced a voluntary safety recall of approximately 240,000 vehicles. The recall is for 2009-2010 models of the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook. GM discovered that safety belts might become damaged when owners fold second row seatbacks flat. This could make an occupant think the belt is properly latched when it isn’t. The defective auto injury lawyers at Atkins and Markoff examine this recall.
Earlier this year, GM also recalled 170,000 vehicles in three separate recalls.
The 2011 Chevrolet Cruz was recalled for issues with its steering column and automatic transmission.
The 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon were recalled because loose nuts on the windshield washer arms may prevent them from operating.
The 2011 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana were recalled for possible brake fluid leaks.
Fortunately, there are no reported injuries stemming from any of these product defects; however, the recalls do demonstrate that products we use everyday can present serious safety concerns. Defective products are not just limited to automobile manufacturers. A product may be defective if it has a propensity or tendency to cause physical harm beyond what an ordinary user would contemplate.
The defective products attorneys at Atkins & Markoff handle defective product lawsuits on a regular basis. We have the resources and expertise to handle these complex claims. If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.