Automotive recalls are not uncommon. Mass production of any product makes it susceptible to mistakes. Vehicles in particular contain an extensive amount of mechanics and electronics that can include faulty parts or function defects. In October there were nearly 50 vehicle recalls issued due to such matters as brake issues, fuel leaks, air bags, and even loose sunroofs that could fall into traffic.
Here is a roundup of some of the major automotive recalls in October 2016:
1. 2016 Honda Civics recalled for brake defect.
Honda recalled 350,083 2016 Civics due to issues with its electric parking brake. The brake could potentially not engage when the engine is turned off, which could cause it to roll away.
2. Prius hybrid cars recalled for faulty brakes.
Toyota recalled 94,000 gas-electric hybrid Prius models in the U.S. due to a defect in the parking brakes. The recall affects cars manufactured from August 2015 to October 2016.
3. Volkswagen and Audi vehicles recalled for fuel leaks.
In October Volkswagen AG recalled 281,500 vehicles in the U.S. for fuel leaks. The recall affects gasoline versions of the 2009-2012 model year Audi Q5 SUVs, and 2007-2012 Audi Q7 SUVs; gasoline versions of 2012-2013 Audi A6 and A7 sedans; as well as all engine types of 2015-2016 VW Golf, VW SportWagen, VW GTI, and Audi A3 sedans and Audi A3 Cabriolet.
4. Sonatas recalled for loose sunroofs.
Hyundai Motor America recalled 62,811 2015-16 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid sedan models due to an issue with the panoramic sunroof, which can come loose and fall into traffic.
5. Chrysler recalled Jeep Wranglers for air bag sensor issue.
Chrysler issued a recall for 182,308 certain 2016-2017 Jeep Wrangler vehicles for an issue with the air bag front impact sensor wiring, which may be pulled off and detach before a signal is received. The recall affects vehicles manufactured between June 16, 2015 and August 14, 2016.
To stay up-to-date on automotive recalls, you can sign up for email notifications through such services as SafeCar.gov. If you or a loved one is seriously injured as a result of a product defective, even if there was a recall issued, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses under a products liability claim. Contact a reputable personal injury lawyer to learn more.
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