The early part of 2010 has already proven to be a difficult time for auto manufacturers and concerned American consumers alike. First, Toyota announced it would recall nearly 8.5 million vehicles due to unexpected acceleration problems. Soon after were reports of recalled GM and Nissan vehicles to affect nearly 2 million consumers in the United States.
If you have been injured in a car accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania involving a recalled Nissan or a recalled GM, you may be entitled to file an auto manufacturer defect claim. A Philadelphia personal injury lawyer can help you understand what steps should be taken and how to get through this process.
Recalled Nissan Vehicles
Problems with fuel gauge and brake-pin problems in Nissan vehicles have caused this automaker to recall more than 500,000 cars. Models included in the Nissan brake and fuel gauge recall include:
These models were made between the years of 2008 and 2010 and between the years 2005 and 2008, respectively.
Additionally, the following Nissan models made between January and March 2006, and between October 2007 and January 2008 were also included in the Nissan fuel gauge recall:
Recalled GM Vehicles
GM is recalling 1.3 million compact vehicles because of steering problems. The power steering system in these recalled GM cars could fail, making driving difficult and potentially hazardous. GM is currently working on a solution to this problem.
In the United States, this GM recall affects Chevy Cobalts made between 2005 and 2010 and Pontiac G5s made between 2007 and 2010.
If you have been in a car accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania with a recalled Nissan or a recalled GM, you may wonder if you are eligible for legal recourse. Speaking to a qualified Philadelphia personal injury lawyer with experience in vehicle recalls can help you to understand your rights and help you file an injury claim. The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at White & Williams LLP represent accident victims in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, contact us today - 877-944-8396.