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Recent Auto Recalls

Auto recalls happen when a vehicle or parts manufacturer produce a faulty product. These faulty parts can create the conditions that put consumers in jeopardy, leading to accident or injury. Nearly every month there is a new auto recall and it is important, that if you are a vehicle owner that you stay up to date on the latest recalls. To keep you informed, we at All Injuries Law Firm have collected the recalls issued so far this summer:

Toyota Tacoma Pickups

Toyota is recalling 36,000 Tacoma pickups with V6 engines manufacturer between 2016-2017. The vehicles are being recalled because they can stall without warning. Toyota says that the stalling is the result of an engine crankshaft timing rotor being produced with an excessive anti-corrosion coating. This can cause the crank position sensor to malfunction leading to misfiring and stalling. To date, there have been no reports of injuries or accidents as a result of the recalled part. However, Toyota is advising vehicle owners to bring their vehicles to an authorized Toyota dealer to have the part replaced for free. You can read more about the recall on the Toyota website here.

BMW 7-Series

BMW has issued a recall for more than 45,000 7-Series cars manufactured between 2005 and 2008. The recall includes 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li and B7 Alpina cars. The recall is due to the fact that the doors may appear to be closed and latched but can suddenly and inadvertently open. This puts passengers at severe risk of falling out and increases the chance of severe injury in the case of an accident. To date, no injuries have been reported but with the issue covering older cars, it is likely they have yet to be linked. BMW owners with these models of vehicles are advised to contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 to learn more about the recall.

Hyundai Santa Fe, Sonata, and Genesis

Hyundai is recalling nearly 437,400 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport Crossovers manufactured between 2013-2017. The recall is the result of faulty cables for the secondary hood latch, which has been shown to corrode and prevent the hood from adequately latching. This could lead the hood to fly open while driving causing an accident. The second recall impacts 150,000 Sonata and 10,000 Genesis models manufactured between 2015-2017. These have issues with the parking brake cables. The cables may corrode causing the parking brake light to malfunction and not light when the parking brake is on. You can learn more about both of these recalls and what to do if you are an owner of one of the impacted vehicles on the Hyundai website.

Dodge Grand Caravan

Fiat Chrysler has announced they will be recalling 300,000 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans manufactured between 2011-2012. The recall is being issued because faulty wiring could cause the driver’s side airbag to deploy unexpectedly. So far, there have been 13 reported issues of the airbag deploying without cause, but no reported injuries. This recall is not related to the large Takata airbag recall but presents a serious driving hazard for vehicle owners. If you drive a Dodge Caravan, you can learn more about the recall and how to remedy the issue on the Dodge website here.

Vehicle recalls are very serious and it is important that when your vehicle is recalled you seek immediate remediation. However, if you have been injured in an accident because of these or any other recent recalls, you should speak with a personal injury attorney that specialized in product liability cases. The knowledgeable attorneys at All Injuries Law Firm can help. Contact us today to learn how!