Other than the purchase of a home, buying an automobile is not a decision Arizona residents take lightly. Whether the purchase involves a new or used vehicle, two of the primary considerations are reliability and safety. Customers who have been injured or sustained significant monetary damages due to a faulty or unsafe vehicle may seek redress for those losses through an auto product liability civil suit.
In 2016, Ford Motor Company issued a recall over problems with its electronically controlled automatic transmissions in certain models. There had been reports of accidents that were caused by malfunctions with this particular part. There may be Arizona residents who have sustained substantial monetary losses along with injuries from these types defective parts, which could support the filing of a valid auto product liability claim.
It is likely that most vehicle owners in Arizona and elsewhere are aware of the trouble with Takata airbags. These defective parts led to numerous auto product liability civil suits when they caused serious injuries and death. Now, Honda is using extreme methods to try and encourage owners who haven't yet responded to recalls to take their vehicles in for the needed repairs.
You've probably seen movies where people miraculously walk away from violent rollover crashes, but when a car rolls over, the results can be catastrophic and fatal for anyone inside.
When automakers are designing vehicles, what looks good on blueprints may not always translate into a solid and safe product when it is manufactured. Even the most trusted companies may make a mistake that results in a danger to consumers who may then file an auto product liability claim against the company responsible for the auto defects, and resulting injuries and losses. Recently, BMW issued recalls that may include owners in Arizona.
The buying public in Arizona and across the country has often felt confident in placing its trust in the major car makers in this country. However, over the past few years, there have been several reports of accidents and injuries resulting from possible auto defects in even the top selling models. Many of these incidents have resulted in auto product liability claims.
The saying "buyer beware" is often applied to the used car business. However, the issue of auto product liability may not have been a serious consideration when purchasing a used vehicle until recently. Arizona customers may benefit from learning about a recent study safety advocates collaborated on.
Many Arizona car buyers make their purchasing decisions based on the brand quality of a particular manufacturer. When that name becomes linked with issues relating to a possible auto product liability, it can hurt the company's reputation regardless of how long it has been in business. Volkswagon recently issued a recall for one particular model in different body styles and model years.
Buying a vehicle is not an undertaking that Arizona consumers take lightly. When that purchase comes at the cost of one's health and well-being, then the actual cost is often incalculable. Some consumers are likely considering an auto product liability claim following the report of problems with a popular SUV.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently launched a new campaign to push awareness of recall alerts. However, one safety advocate expressed concerns that the company is attempting to refocus responsibility for auto product liability onto consumers. The issue of recalls affect car owners in every state, including Arizona, and it is imperative that consumers are aware of a potential danger.