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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.


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