According to the recent reports from the Consumer Reports website, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration along the Nissan automaker is issuing a recall for all 2010 and 2011 Sentras.
The announcement states that over 33,800 units of the mentioned Sentra models have to be taken back to the dealerships due to an issue with their battery terminals. The company reveals that the engine may stall unexpectedly leading the vehicle to crash. The problem happened because during the manufacturing process, the battery terminals were covered with a zinc coating that was thicker than necessary.
Because of the faulty battery terminals, the engine can also present problems when the driver tries to restart the car. The national agency assured the media that the issue affects only the vehicles manufactured during May, July, August, September and October of 2010 and are equipped with the MR20 engines.
As a Seattle car accident lawyer I want to remind all owners of the recalled Nissan Sentras that it is against the law to sell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. If you own a Sentra that has been recalled, you can take it into your local dealer where they will perform a thorough inspection for free.
Whenever you are injured in an accident that was caused by a third party and that left you harmed in any way, contact a personal injury attorney to assist you.
According to recent news from the Consumer Reports, certain Honda motorcycles are being recalled due to issues related to their brakes. Over 120,000 vehicles are being recalled according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because of an alleged problem with the secondary brakes and their cylinders.
Reportedly the problem makes the rear brakes drag and increase the risk to riders since it may lead to a collision. According to the news, the problem can cause the brake to overheat since riding with a tied in rear brake will strain the engine.
The carmaker has stated that the malfunctioning brakes are present in all GL 1800 Goldwing motorcycles manufactured from 2001 to 2010. The 2012 models also have the same issue.
By January, all owners will be notified of the recall and how they must proceed to get their motorcycles fixed properly, promised Honda. All maintenance will be free of charge to the Honda Goldwing motorcycle owners.
As a Federal Way motorcycle accident attorney I urge all riders who happen to own one of the recalled models to contact the company right away. Don’t ever wait for a recalled product to break or fail when you most need it, respond to the recalls quickly so you won’t get harmed in any way.
Any personal injury lawyer should be of great assistance if you ever feel you were the victim of a company that is neglectful. Call right away.
The models 2011 through 2012 were recalled since the company failed terribly in complying with federal requirements that say the vehicle capacity weight for both cargo and occupants must be visibly exposed to owners.
The incorrect information on the vehicle placard will lead the car to cause the tire to be overloaded, which can make the tire fail and will result in a serious accident hazard.
According to the official reports, the company is arranging fixed placards and an entirely revised owner manual. They will be shipped to all Sienna owners in the near future. Owners should contact the company if they have any questions regarding this recall.
The many accidents that can occur to owners of a defective product make it indispensable for readers of this blog to return regularly so they will be aware of the latest news on National recalls.
In a news statement, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with Evergreen Enterprises, announced the voluntary recall of the company’s Fireside Gel Fuel Bottles due to the potential burn and flash fire hazards they present to consumers.
This recall affects approximately 23,400 bottles of Fireside Gel Fuel in 30-ounce bottles. The gel fuel was available with and without citronella. They can be identified by the words “Fireside”, “Gel Fuel”, “Evergreen” and “Flag & Garden” that appear on the container labels. The recall only affects the bottles sold in cases of 12. The gel fuel is intended for use in stainless steel or ceramic cups in the center of ceramic and glass firepots for ignition. The gel fuel was available at independent retailer nationwide from December 2010 through September 2011.
The pourable gel fuel was found to ignite without warning and splatter onto people and nearby objects when added to an already-lit firepot. The burn and flash fire hazards exist when the consumer is unaware or unable to see that the firepot is already lit. Neither the CPSC nor Evergreen Enterprises is aware of any injuries that have occurred in connection with this recall.
Consumers are being urged to immediately stop using the gel fuel and return the bottle to the company for a full refund.
As an Olympia personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen similar recalls in the past and understand the severity of the dangers they pose to consumers. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective product, it may be in your best interests to consult a personal injury lawyer in your area.