228K Jeep vehicles with airbag issue recalled in the US

American automaker Chrysler has issued a recall of 228,181 Jeep Cherokees to fix the side airbags that may unexpectedly deploy, The Detroit News reported on February 2.

Reports said the side airbags of the affected Jeep SUVs may suddenly launch unintentionally when drivers operate the vehicles in “extreme maneuvers.” Chrysler explained in such extreme situations the sensors may activate the side airbags to protect drivers from possible rollover accidents. To address the problem, dealers will conduct a software update to the recalled Jeeps. Chrysler stated they have not received reports of accidents or injuries involving the affected vehicles, which are also distributed in other countries.

Though no one was reportedly hurt before the recall, the Columbia defective vehicle lawyers of the Goings Law Firm, LLC, know that many people are severely injured in accidents after using vehicles with faulty safety features. If you have experienced this, we may help you pursue remunerations for your fast recovery. Discuss your situation with us today at (803) 350-9230 to learn about your legal options.


200K GM vehicles in the U.S. with brake defect recalled

More than 200,000 General Motors (GM) vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled due to a potential fire risks caused by a braking defect, USA Today reported on September 20.

The recall affects 205,309 previous and recent models of GM Cadillac and Impalas in the U.S. that are equipped with an electronic parking brake arm. GM explained that the affected models may catch fire if the brake arm failed to retract to its original position after stepping on the brake pedal. Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by GM for the free repair. Injuries and fire incidents involving the recalled vehicles were unknown to GM.

People are at great risk of suffering injuries if the braking system of their vehicles suddenly malfunctions. If you have experienced a car accident or injury from a car defect, the lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, may represent you. Find out how we may help you pursue the funds you need by calling (803) 350-9230 today.


BMW recalls 1.6 million 3 series vehicles due to airbag defect

German automaker BMW is recalling an estimated 1.6 million models of 3 Series vehicles due to potentially dangerous airbags supplied by Takata Corporation.

During BMW’s investigation into the issue, they found that when the airbags are deployed, the airbag inflator in the affected vehicles may malfunction and cause metal shards to fly out to the passenger or the vehicle’s windshield.

BMW is not aware of any injuries involving the affected 2000-2006 3 Series. The same Takata manufactured airbags have affected other automakers,  leading to further recalls for companies like Honda and GM. This issue has, unfortunately, proven deadly after two drivers were killed by shrapnel released when their airbags burst in their Honda.

Suffering injuries or losing a loved one in a vehicular accident caused by a defective vehicle can result in immense financial losses. If the same has happened to you in the Columbia area, the lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC may help you recover your loss by pursuing the negligent party in civil court. Find out how we may advocate for you today by calling (803) 350-9230.


New Nissan SUVs with steering problem recalled

Automaker Nissan recently issued a recall of its new Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) models due to a potential steering problem that could endanger occupants, The Car Connection reported on July 1.

Reports said the recall affects some 2014 Nissan Rogue SUVs that may have had the wrong bolt installed on the upper steering column while in the manufacturing stage. Steering problems may arise in these vehicles if the bolt loosens. Owners of the affected vehicles are advised to contact Nissan for more information or visit a dealership to have the vehicles’ steering column checked.

Steering problems caused by an auto defect can endanger the lives of everyone on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured by a faulty vehicle in Columbia, the legal team at Goings Law Firm, LLC, may advocate for you. Our lawyers may work for you to get the remunerations you need to recover from costs incurred. Speak with us today by calling (803) 350-9230.