When a vehicular defect reaches widespread status, individuals usually hear a number of reports about it in the news. Often, this bad publicity drives automobile manufacturers to issue recalls for the affected vehicle models.
Unfortunately, many injuries may occur before a recall is ever issued. If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a car accident resulting from a faulty automobile, contact the Lake Geneva auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your situation with a legal professional.
Responding to Recalls
When an auto manufacturer issues a recall, this means that it will attempt to notify every owner of the affected model of the problems with their vehicle. In addition to notifying them, auto manufacturers will typically offer to repair the faulty parts free of charge.
In many cases, manufacturers mail warnings to drivers. Because it is impossible to reach all affected drivers by mail, manufacturers often announce recalls through the news media and post them to their websites so that drivers can be notified.
When a driver receives a recall notification, he or she should contact a local dealer to set up an appointment. The mechanics at the dealership will usually fix recalled vehicles for free. Since recalls address issues that may compromise safety, it is important to respond to a recall notice as soon as possible.
Before a recall is issued, something usually must occur to bring the problem to the auto manufacturer’s attention. If you or your loved ones suffered injuries in an accident resulting from a car defect, contact the Lake Geneva auto defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.