Auto defects are responsible for many different issues motorists face in their vehicles. This includes unusable vehicles, expensive repair work, increased costs of transportation and even the risk of life and injury in car accidents. Manufacturers have a legal obligation to provide customers with products that meet minimum standards. As products have been developed and improved over the decades, cars have been fitted with new features like anti-collision features, anti-theft system, airbags and more. But these do not always function as designed in real world scenarios, and this can cause a variety of issues for drivers and their passengers.
It’s often the case that when one person is experiencing issues related to auto defects, many others that have the same make or brand of vehicle will have a similar complaint. A class action lawsuit gives consumers the opportunity to come together and sue auto makers for these persistent problems. Fill out our contact form or give us a call to arrange a free consultation with our experienced class action lawyers.
There are several ways that tires can be defective and these defects typically fall into one of three categories: design defects, manufacturing defects, and defects in the warning labels and instructions that keep consumers safe.
An airbag can be a feature that saves lives in certain types of collisions. But, this feature can also be more trouble than it is worth as well. Sometimes they deploy at the wrong time or in ways that have been known to make them more dangerous than if they hadn’t been there at all.
Much like the airbag, the seatbelt is an important device for safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 45% of deaths and 50% of all injuries are avoided through the proper use of seatbelts. Without a properly functioning seatbelt drivers and passengers are in grave danger.
Electrical defects can be very simple problems with far reaching side effects. But, if your regular mechanic or dealership aren’t able to address the problem satisfactorily in a few tries, you may be looking at a much larger problem.
Issues in the electronics of your vehicle are not small problems. Some of them can have very serious implications and can become more and more dangerous as time goes by. As a matter of fact, electrical issues are the major cause of car fires. These are potentially deadly to the motorist and the other driver’s on the road.
Because of the nature of electrical defects, they are considered a serious risk to the motorist and passengers’ safety.
Speed control is one of the most important elements of safe driving. If you have lost control of your brake or accelerator it could be that these features are defective in some way. Not having full-control over your acceleration and braking can greatly impair your capacity to navigate safely on the roads and your safety can suffer as a result. This is not only a danger to the person driving but to everyone on the road.
If you chose the vehicle in question because of its cruise-control features and then these features turn out to be defective, your experience with the vehicle will be severely diminished. This would be an especially large problem if you planned to use cruise-control on very long trips that you make fairly regularly.
One of the most important aspects of car ownership is the peace of mind in knowing that your car will be there when you return. If your car’s locks are defective then your car’s safety is compromised and this can cause a very unfortunate problem.
If you have a car with locks that are not in proper order and have not found an effective solution at the dealership, garage or locksmith, you may be eligible for a replacement or a refund. You should be able to assume that your car will be where you left it when you return.