As of mid-October, American car companies reported more than 50 million vehicle recalls this year, which is significantly more than the previous year, according to national news reports.
The latest recalls? Crystler Group recalled more than 747,000 vehicles because of alternator and power mirror issues. The year and make of this recall covered 2011 to 2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
If you believe you may have a recalled vehicle, contact your dealership or visit the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration website (nhtsa.gov) for the latest information about how to handle your particular vehicle. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (recalls.gov) also provides detailed online information about recalled vehicles and products, and what steps consumers should take if they’re in possession of one of these items.
Generally, once a recall has been issued, the law dictates that a vehicle manufacturer either repair or replace the vehicle or its problematic part. But if your recalled vehicle was involved in an auto accident, you may be entitled to damages for medical and related expenses.
To discuss whether or not the basic federal consumer production law will cover your recalled vehicle or whether you might be entitled to additional damages, please contact The Law Offices of Alan LeVar today or call (888) 220-7068 to schedule a free consultation.