GM, Nissan, and Fiat Chrysler Issue a Mass Recall

Posted on November 2, 2015 at 11:51am by

Photo of car accidentGM, Nissan, and Fiat Chrysler have recently issued a mass car recall due to a number of problems affecting almost 2 million cars combined.

General Motors Recall

GM, for the third time in the last seven years, has issued a recall due to an enduring issue involving oil leaks that catch fire. The current recall has been made because the last two recalls reportedly failed to fix the problem. More than 1,300 cars caught fire even after supposedly being repaired during the prior recalls.

GM advises that drivers of effected models park their car outside until the vehicle is repaired as a majority of the fires start soon after the engine is turned off.

The 1.4 million effected models include 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick Regal; 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue; 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala; And the 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Fiat Chrysler Recall

Fiat Chrysler issued a statement last week that it would be recalling a little more than 86,000 Ram trucks and 93,000 Jeep Cherokees.

Internal investigations found that the 2015-2016 Ram 1500 model’s rear axle shaft may have a manufacturing defect. The shaft reportedly may not have been heated properly, which results in overheating that may cause components to fracture, and it could possibly lead to wheel separation.

The issue with the 2015 Jeep Cherokee is that the A/C lines may have been installed too close to the engine manifold, posing a fire risk.

Nissan Recall

Nissan is recalling more than 46,000 vehicles with defective gas tank seals. The models listed in the recall include the 2013-2016 Altima 3.5 and the 2016 Maxima.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the H-seal that separates the gas tank and the sending unit in effected models may not have been installed correctly. Nissan has warned that the defective seal could lead to fuel leaks, especially following a crash.

What Should I Do If My Car is Recalled?

Recalls are generally issued following reports of personal injury and property damage caused by the defect. If your car is recalled, take it to be repaired as soon as possible to avoid potential harm. If you have been hurt due to a defective product, give us a call so that we can help you fight for compensation for your injury.

Donald G. Targan & Associates – Atlantic City Personal Injury Lawyers


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