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GM Recalls 1.5 Million Vehicles Because of Fire Hazard

Posted on Jun 21, 2010

June 16, 2010 - Another major automobile recall has been announced in the United States, this one affecting more than a dozen models of General Motors (GM) cars, trucks and SUVs.

The GM recall was announced in the early part of June and affects more than 1.5 million vehicles worldwide, most of which were sold in the U.S. The automobile recall stems from a fire hazard associated with the affected vehicles' heated windshield wiper fluid system. Included in the GM recall are 2006-2009 models, among them: 

  • Buick Enclave and Buick Lucerne;
  • Various models of Cadillac, including the Escalade;
  • Various Chevrolet models (Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and Traverse);
  • GMC Acadia, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon;
  • Hummer H2; and
  • Saturn Outlook

The faulty electrical component could result in a fire, which could lead to serious burn injuries or automobile crashes. So far, no injuries have been reported.

Also announced this week is an automobile recall on roughly
16,000 Volkswagen 2009 Routans. The recalled Volkswagen vehicles have defective wiring that could lead to a short circuit and a potential for fire in the sliding door. Again, this unsafe product could result in serious or even fatal burn injuries. Contact your local Volkswagen dealership for instructions on how to handle the safety issues.

If You Are Injured in a Recalled Automobile

If you have suffered a serious burn injury or crash in a defective automobile, or if you've suffered an injury in any type of defective product, you might have the grounds for a product liability claim. A New Jersey product liability lawyer can help gather evidence and secure expert witnesses in order to build a strong case that fully details the way in which a manufacturer's negligence caused your injuries.

You shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person or company's negligence. Contact a New Jersey product liability lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case. 1-877-944-8396.

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