Several auto recalls have been launched recently. The reason why this matters is simple: these recalls are associated with injury and crash concerns. As concerned personal injury attorneys, we believe it’s our duty to keep our readers and clients alert and aware about these problems.
According to a series of news reports, Mazda has recalled 174,000 units of the 2011 Mazda2 hatchbacks, and the 2010 and 2011 Mazda3 cars and Mazdaspeed3 hatchbacks.
These vehicles may present an issue with the seat height adjustment lifter links. And as a result, they may break or detach from the seat frame, causing the seat angle to incline. This could lead to accidents, since the driver may not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position, which would then translate into a crash and then into an injury.
Dealers should be able to inspect the seat lifter links, making sure reinforcement brackets are installed to the lifter links. If needed, the entire seat adjustment unit will be replaced for free.
While this problem is serious and it affects thousands of vehicles, other cars have also been recalled. According to the reports, Nissan and Infiniti vehicles are also being recalled, following reports concerning the presence of Takata air bags. These air bags come with inflators that may explode, exposing users to risks of injury since pieces of metal may fly into the car cabin.
In the United States, at least 152,500 vehicles have been impacted by this new Nissan recall, which has been associated with injury concerns. But it doesn’t mean that it hasn’t impacted others. Recently, Takata announced that additional 5.7 million inflators needed replacing, and that drivers and passengers could be in grave danger if they aren’t.
Whether you are a Nissan or a Mazda car owner, do not allow either of these risks to be left unaddressed. Stay safe and have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible.
Stay on top of auto recalls launched regularly and avoid further issues by acting fast.