During the second week in October, certain Hyundai, Kia and Chevrolet vehicles were recalled by their manufacturers.
For Hyundai and Kia, the recalls were for a part supplied by an outside manufacturer. Curt Manufacturing, who provided the wiring harness for the trailers on certain Hyundai Veracruz and Kia Sorento models from 2009 to 2011, recalled that part for 2,398 vehicles, according to a release by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). The Curt wiring system (marked with the identification number 56024) is used to link the electrical parts with the trailer’s lighting part. The recalled system, according to the company, is not water tight and may allow liquid to enter and damage the inner circuits, which can result in overheating and possibly fires.
On the U.S. front, Chevy called back approximately 6,000 models of its American Classic Corvette due to a problem with the back hinges. General Motors determined that the issue may permit the rear hatch to come loose in the event of an accident. Most of these recalls were from 2011 and 2012 models sold in the United States, while some were sold in Canada as well.
In all cases, consumers are instructed to contact the companies directly for more information. Car recalls take significant time to reach the full consumer base, and many may not know of a particular issue until a problem occurs.
If your vehicle is still broken after a reasonable number of repair attempts contact Santa Monica lemon law lawyer Howard D. Silver at (855) 341-2611 today. As a consumer advocate, Mr. Silver can explain your legal rights and options.