Vehicle recalls are dominating the news recently when it comes to defective products. According to the Consumerist, Kia is currently recalling more than 200,000 Soul vehicles after reports surfaced that the accelerator pedals on the SUVs may bend or break.
The news outlet reported that the manufacturer is recalling 2014 and 2015 gas and electric Soul compact vehicles because the gas pedal may bend or fracture. A safety announcement about the recall has been posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website.
Kia said that the pedals can bend or split, and that a driver could have difficulty controlling the vehicle, which could lead to an increased crash risk. The manufacturer became aware of the issue in 2014 and so far, it has received 12 warranty claims relating to the defect. The recall is voluntary. The company will reportedly place a rubber stopper underneath pedals on affected models.
Keep in mind, if you ever have questions about a specific vehicle recall, you can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) database and search by a VIN number.
Speaking to an Attorney About a Defective Vehicle Accident
There have been an alarming number of vehicle recalls in the news lately over defects. Just last week, we discussed a Nissan recall involving defective latches, where there were reports of hoods opening up on vehicles in motion. These stories are in addition to the massive GM ignition switch recall and the Takata airbag recalls dominating the news.
Remember, if you have been injured in a vehicle accident involving a recalled automobile, it may be in your best interest to speak to an attorney. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer and obtain damages for your injuries.
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