Volkswagen Recalls Several 2014 Models
Volkswagen officially began the recall of three popular 2014 models on April 16, 2014, according to a letter from the Department of Transportation. The car manufactureris taking preemptive action to avoid potential injury, vehicle damage, and lawsuits.
The models being recalled include the Jetta, Beetle, and Passat. According to USA Today, “The seal, called an o-ring, connects to the automatic transmission cooler. It can spring a leak, leading to the possibility the oil could catch on fire in vehicles that came with 1.8-liter turbocharged engines. But Volkswagen says in a statement that no accidents, fires or injuries have resulted from the glitch so far.”
The recall apparently only applies to vehicles made since February 1. Although “There have been some complaints from customers — oil leaking on the ground,” said a Volkswagen spokesman. It does not appear that there have been any fires related to the problem.
As of April 16, Volkswagen will begin notifying owners of the vehicles that are part of the recall. Dealers will then replace the faulty seals free of charge. Owners may contact Volkswagen directly and reference the recall number 38B9/9V.
Recent vehicle recalls
Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and Solstice, Saturn Ion automobiles manufactured from 2003 through 2011 have been recalled, which affects an estimated 2,190,934 vehicles. The recall was initiated after it was discovered ignition switches may migrate out of the run position, which may cause the engine to switch off or keep air bags from deploying properly during an accident.
Toyota Avalon autos made from 2003 to 2004 were recalled because front air bags may deploy inadvertently, which affected approximately 119,140 vehicles.
About 489,936 GM automobiles including the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Sierra, were recalled because an oil cooler line may not be adequately secured, which could lead to a fire.
Approximately 174,046 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles from 2013 to 2014 were recalled due to problems with vehicle defects front half shaft.
Chrysler vehicles from 2011 to 2014 that include Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango were recalled for faulty brake boosters, which may limit braking. The recall affected 644,354 vehicles.
Unfortunately, vehicle recalls for serious safety reasons are a growing concern for consumers and safety advocates throughout the United States. Every year, hundreds are injured because of substandard manufacturing or faulty components. Often, these victims do not know where to turn for help after suffering a life-changing accident.
Los Angeles auto recall lawyers
In most if not all cases, if a person has been injured in a vehicle accident that can be attributed to a recall or automotive defect, the manufacturer of the vehicle may be held liable.
If you have suffered an injury in an automobile accident that is associated with a recalled component of the vehicle that caused the wreck, you may be entitled to compensation for all related medical care expenses, loss of income, emotional trauma and possibly other non-economic losses.
The Ellis Injury Law firm offers knowledgeable legal advice for anyone who has been harmed in an automobile accident. Contact one of our California vehicle recall attorneys for a free case review and to discuss your options. Call 310-641-3335.