On May 29, 40,000 owners of Chevy trucks will be mailed a notice informing them that their vehicles have been recalled. As part of that notification, they will be told to park their trucks outside. That’s because a faulty brake pressure sensor installed in their trucks can cause an electrical shortage that can lead their vehicles to catch fire.
“Wait a minute,” you may be saying. “Owners of vehicles that can spontaneously combust will be sent a notice to that effect several weeks from now?” Yes. While recalls are vital to the safety of motorists and consumers all over the country, their limitations are extensive. Among these limitations are permissible delays in notifications that can cost people their lives.
Other motorists are not being directly notified of this recall
One of the other significant limitations of the current recall system is that it exclusively concerns those motorists whose vehicles are directly impacted by a specific defect. This means that even if you regularly park your car right next to one of the Chevy trucks that can spontaneously combust, you’ll have no knowledge of the danger you’re in unless you regularly search for news about recent auto recalls.
Every day, millions of motorists take to America’s streets. When they pass their fellow motorists, most of them are wholly unaware of whether those vehicles that they’re coming into close contact with have recently been recalled. Even if they are aware that a certain model has been recalled, there is no way to know whether a particular motorist has sought a required fix.
This is one of the many reasons why it is so important to seek legal guidance in the wake of an injurious crash. A vehicle involved in a wreck may have been recalled, and the defect in question may impact an accident victim’s case for damages.