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Recalls aim to prevent consumer injury due to defective vehicles

Many times we do not appreciate just how important it is that a motor vehicle is properly designed or manufactured until something goes wrong. Whether it is a faulty airbag, a stuck accelerator, a seat back failure or any other number of automobile defects, it is true that an auto defect can cause a catastrophic collision, resulting in serious injuries or even fatalities in the worst of circumstances to those in Los Angeles.

Because of this, every year the federal government issues numerous recalls to get dangerous and defective products, including vehicles, off the market. In fact, according to one source, since the 1960's almost 300 million vehicles, along with over 84 million types of motor vehicle equipment and over 40 million tires have been recalled due to safety issues.

The minimum requirements necessary for motor vehicles to operate safely and protect drivers can be found in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. These standards apply to all vehicles made, imported or sold in our nation. A recall may be needed if a vehicle or piece of equipment is out of compliance with one of these standards.

A recall may also be needed if the vehicle has a safety-related defect. The National Highway Traffic Administration is the agency vested with the ability to issue product recalls for automobiles. The agency sets safety standards and can make it mandatory for manufacturers to recall unsafe vehicles when necessary. In general, a vehicle will be deemed defective if there is some sort of safety risk within a group of vehicles or equipment that have been designed or manufactured the same way.

When a vehicle recall is issued, it is important that it is adhered to by manufacturers and sellers. Whether it is a design defect or a manufacturing defect, it is important that companies do not continue to produce and sell defective vehicles. Doing so puts innocent lives at stake. Unfortunately, auto recalls sometimes come too little, too late for those already injured or killed in accidents caused by a defective vehicle. When this happens, victims or their loved ones may want to learn more about the possibility of pursuing a product liability lawsuit.

Source: FindLaw "Auto Recalls: The Basics," Accessed Nov. 21, 2016

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