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Why You Should Always Get Your Vehicle Recall Taken Care Of Immediately

Why You Should Always Get Your Vehicle Recall Taken Care Of Immediately

At some point or another, you may have received a notification in the mail informing you that a part on your vehicle has been recalled, meaning that it may not work as it should. In these cases, the manufacturer is legally obligated to choose one of the three remedies: repair, replace, or refund your car or equipment.

This year, there have been several vehicle part recalls, including:

  • Ford recalled 322,000 European cars over a potential battery acid leakage

  • BMWs, Rolls-Royce Models, Toyota Supra recalled over 257,000 vehicles after the rearview camera malfunctioned

  • Ford recalled 10,635 of the 2020 Explorer models over a wiring harness issue and 9,350 2020 Escape models for missing components that could affect the front seatbacks

You can find out whether your specific vehicle needs to be repaired as part of a recall here. Whether it is an airbag, tire, or engine part that needs to be fixed, getting your vehicle part replaced can ensure that you and your loved ones stay protected on the road.

Your Recall Rights

It’s extremely important to understand your rights during a recall. If your vehicle or a vehicle part requires repair or replacement, federal law requires the manufacturer to:

  • Notify all registered owners and purchasers by letter of the defect

  • Provide you with information regarding how it will be fixed

  • Inform you of where to go in order to get the part replaced or repaired

In addition, manufacturers are legally required to provide recall maintenance at no cost. Although dropping off your car to have your vehicle fixed may be inconvenient, doing so can ensure you stay safe.

Injuries Due to Defective Parts

The recall process sometimes begins because the manufacturer discovered the car defect and took the initiative to issue the recall. Other times, unfortunately, recall alerts begin because a person or multiple people have already sustained an injury due to a defective vehicle or part.

If a manufacturer fails to promptly address recalls, they may be held liable if injuries are sustained due to the recalled product. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys are here to ensure liable parties are held accountable.

Our firm is available 24/7 and offers free case reviews. Contact Rudenberg & Glasser at {F:P:SITE:PHONE } to schedule yours.


Our Victories

  • Not Guilty, Acquitted at Trial Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon

    Outcome: Client was alleged to have used his vehicle to strike victim, and there was video of the incident which could have been interpreted to actually show the crime. The state was offering significant prison time before trial. By meticulous planning and strategic cross-examination to expose the motives and fabrications by the alleged victim, and an eyewitness in support of the alleged victim, Rudenberg & Glasser convinced a jury to acquit the client and avoid a mandatory long prison sentence.

  • Domestic Violence
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser went to trial and were able to show during cross-examination that the alleged victim was the aggressor and that the client acted in self-defense. The jury returned a not guilty verdict almost immediately following trial.
  • Domestic Violence With 911 Call and Pictures
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser took the case to trial after fleshing out inconsistencies in the alleged victim's account. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty and the client's unblemished record was preserved.
  • False Arrest

    Outcome: Attorney Glasser was able to show with video footage that his client did not commit the alleged offense and furthermore, the police officer who ordered his arrest was negligent in his investigation and improperly supervised.

    Read more about this story on the Sun Sentinel.

  • Probation Only Federal Conspiracy to Commit Mail & Wire Fraud

    Outcome: Through compelling sentencing memorandum and passionate oral argument, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to convince the federal court judge to sentence their client to treatment for substance abuse, and no incarceration, even though the client had a lengthy criminal history and the Government was seeking prison time.

  • Felony DUI: Client was in an Accident and Left the Scene
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser filed a compelling motion to suppress evidence based on law enforcement's actions during the investigation. Rudenberg & Glasser were able to persuade the prosecutor prior to the motion to suppress hearing that the charge should be broken down from a felony to a misdemeanor and the client was offered probation instead of the previously sought prison sentence.
  • Final Injunction Hearing
    Outcome: Client desperately needed to avoid a final injunction on his record. Rudenberg & Glasser defended him at the hearing and proved that the Petitioner was not in fear for her safety. The judge dismissed the injunction.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanor: Resisting Police Officer Without Violence
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg presented evidence that the police officer’s version of events was not credible, and that accusations were made to justify excessive use of force by police officer. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty in less than five minutes.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanors: DUI & Possession of Cannabis
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg won a motion arguing the DUI checkpoint was conducted in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and the Judge entered an order suppressing all evidence. Case was dropped by the State, and client avoided a mandatory conviction for DUI, as well as mandatory fines and license suspensions.
  • $250,000 Pre-Trial Personal Injury

    Outcome: Client was injured by a malfunctioning door, requiring stitches and leaving a scar on client's knee. There were limited medical bills and no surgeries, but through extremely challenging and successful negotiations, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to secure a settlement of $250,000.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We go above and beyond to be there for clients to provide them with the best outcome possible.
  • “Great results, compassionate service, and extremely professional.”


  • “In My Eyes, He's the Best”


  • “They Were There with Me Every Step of the Way”


  • “There are no words for the love and respect I have for Mike and I wouldn't even think of using anyone else as my attorney.”


  • “They will give you honest, truthful, realistic counsel and they will fight hard for you; as they did for me.”


  • “If anyone, family or friends, should get into trouble we know who to call!”

    Parent of Charles C.

  • “Worked with me through every step of the case and got my name cleared!”


  • “I don’t usually post reviews but I had to make an exception in this case. Mike and everyone at the office were beyond helpful. Went to court twice once to find out my charges the last to find out everything was dropped. I couldn’t have asked for a more pro”


  • “I don’t usually post reviews but I had to make an exception in this case. Mike and everyone at the office were beyond helpful. Went to court twice once to find out my charges the last to find out everything was dropped. I couldn’t have asked for a more pro”


  • “Provided a High Level of Support & Skill”

    DUI Client

  • “Proved to be the best legal team there is! They not only helped me avoid jail time, but got my probation terminated the same day!”

    Dallas B.

  • “He Went Out of His Way to Go the Extra Mile”


  • “It's nice to know that you actually cared and it didn't seem like this case was just another folder.”

    John J.

  • “Outstanding”

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  • “A great legal team”

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