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People could suffer injuries while auto defects are investigated

Pennsylvania residents may believe that when a problem arises with a type of vehicle, a recall will be issued in order to prevent anyone from suffering injuries due to the issue. In reality, an investigation is often conducted first, and that could take some time during which the public may not be made aware of the auto defects. This could result in an increasing number of incidents in which people suffer serious or fatal injuries.

Did the recall notice re auto defects come too late for you?

In recent years, automakers have sustained numerous setbacks. The recalls of vehicles for auto defects such as defective airbags, ignition switches and brakes seem to come more often and affect a larger number of vehicles than ever before here in the United States, including on many here in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, a recall could come too late to keep you from suffering serious injuries caused by or contributed to by an auto defect.

Dangerous auto defects affect up to 1M Hyundai vehicles

The national "click it or ticket" campaign reminds drivers to buckle up. Research shows that seat belts save thousands of lives each year, and many Pennsylvania drivers diligently use them just like many others around the country. What happens when you cannot count on your seat belt to work even when you use it? The scary thing is that earlier this year, almost one million Hyundai owners were experiencing this fear due to a recall for failing seat belts. Auto defects in vehicles' basic safety features pose a threat to the safety and lives of drivers and should be dealt with as quickly as possible.

Toyota issues yet another recall for dangerous auto defects

In the past couple of years, the motor vehicle manufacturing industry has been plagued by controversy. Auto defects ranging from ignition switches to airbags meant the recall of millions of vehicles all over the country (including many here in Pennsylvania) and across many makes and models of vehicles. Now, yet another recall has been issued -- this time by Toyota.

Salvage title cars could come with unidentified auto defects

In the last couple of years, recalls initiated by car manufacturers have made headlines numerous times. The recalls cover auto defects from ignition switches to airbags. Many used car buyers here in Pennsylvania and elsewhere may feel confident that any parts subject to recall were fixed or that a car they consider buying does not have a recalled product in it, but that confidence could be misplaced.

Dangerous auto defects affect up to 1M Hyundai vehicles

The national "click it or ticket" campaign reminds drivers to buckle up. Research shows that seat belts save thousands of lives each year, and many Pennsylvania drivers diligently use them just like many others around the country. What happens when you cannot count on your seat belt to work even when you use it? The scary thing is that almost one million Hyundai owners are experiencing this fear right now due to a recent recall for failing seat belts. Auto defects in vehicles' basic safety features pose a threat to the safety and lives of drivers and should be dealt with as quickly as possible.

Buyer beware: Used cars could have auto defects subject to recall

When Pennsylvania residents shop for a used car, they more than likely expect that a vehicle said to be "inspected" or "certified" will be safe. Unfortunately, that might not be the case. The Federal Trade Commission does not require used car dealers to make repairs to auto defects that are subject to recall. Consumers could drive off the lot with a vehicle that might seriously injure or kill them, their passengers or someone else on the road.

Manufacturers are responsible for more than auto defects

Companies manufacture more than just car, trucks and SUVs -- or their parts -- that turn out to have problems. Auto defects tend to make the news far more often, but motorcycle manufacturers also make mistakes that lead to dangerous defects. All motor vehicle manufactures have a duty to issue a public report regarding a defect and to notify the appropriate parties, including vehicle owners, whether they are here in Pennsylvania or elsewhere.

Dangerous auto defects threaten lives

Too many Pennsylvania residents are unaware that their vehicles have defective parts that could threaten their lives. Auto defects are not always apparent, even to those who build, distribute and sell the vehicles. Even when an issue is identified, the vehicle's manufacturer might not know how to fix the problem, and in the meantime, drivers could continue to put their lives at risk.

What to do when auto defects cause serious injury or death

Pennsylvania residents expect their vehicles to be manufactured in accordance with current safety standards. That means that they should be free of defects that could cause serious injury or death. Sadly, not all vehicles or their parts are correctly manufactured, and numerous accidents each year are attributable to auto defects.

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