As much as we’d like to deny it, vehicles are not perfect. However, any imperfection, or defect, that poses potential harm is a problem that the auto manufacturer is responsible for fixing under the vehicle’s warranty. In the most extreme of cases, a vehicle recall may be announced to help promote awareness of the problem and keep consumers out of harm’s way. A USA Today article reports that General Motors has recalled 4,000 2010 Cadillac SRX Crossovers due to a problem that may cause power steering fluid to leak onto hot engine components and potentially cause a fire.
Although GM has said the power steering problem may be present in only two or three of the recalled cars, many people would agree that a recall is necessary in case more vehicles are affected. GM also stated that there has been one fire reported in relation to the power steering flaw, but there were no injuries.
It may come as a surprise to learn that since the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act went into effect in 1966 providing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the power to issue vehicle safety standards and require manufacturers to recall unsafe vehicles, over 390 million cars, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, and mopeds have been recalled to fix safety defects.
If you have taken your vehicle to the repair shop multiple times for the same problem, but the issue persists, you may have a lemon vehicle. As an experienced California lemon law attorney, Howard D. Silver understands how important it is for you to receive a refund or replacement vehicle. To learn more about how Mr. Silver can help protect your rights as a consumer, call (855) 341-2611 today for a free consultation.