It seems like there is always an auto recall being announced by the media, and just recently, the automaker giant Ford announced its latest.
So, you finally bought that new car you'd been saving for and dreaming of. But before the "new-car smell" is even gone, you discovered that your vehicle has a fairly serious safety hazard due to a defective auto part.
Most car accidents are caused by drivers. Studies have shown that human error factors into at least 90 percent of the daily accident totals from around the United States. This is one of the arguments for the implementation of self-driving cars. The statistics show that, no matter what they may believe about their abilities, many people are not very good drivers.
A sidewall blowout can be very dangerous, especially at interstate speeds, sending your car out of control. It could cause an accident, leaving you and others with serious injuries.
In 2015, about 51 million vehicles were recalled. Often, these recalls occur because of defective auto parts, which may result in injury or death. In a tragic example of a defective auto part, young actor, Anton Yelchin, lost his life when his Jeep Grand Cherokee pinned him against a brick structure.
Anything that can be constructed can contain defects. Sometimes defects are easy to spot and to correct, but other times defects are not recognized until after they cause an injury. Defective auto parts can be especially dangerous as they may fail when vehicles are moving at fast speeds resulting in a serious motor vehicle accident.
The flooding due to Hurricane Irma, as well as in Houston due to Hurricane Harvey has affected hundreds of auto dealerships. While insurance coverage may cover dealers, some used car brokers will undoubtedly buy flood damaged cars at a fraction of the cost, clean them out to mask any evidence of flood damage, and sell them to unsuspecting drivers who believe they are getting a great bargain.