Multiple auto recalls have been announced recently. Unfortunately for consumers they are often ignored.
Many car owners are only made aware of the recall campaigns when they are personally contacted by the manufacturer. Until then, however, countless consumers are exposed to serious risks simply because their recalled vehicles are not repaired promptly. For companies to learn about the potentially deadly consequences of negligence, they must be confronted by consumers who were injured or whose property was damaged because manufacturers simply failed to identify potential issues before the vehicles left the factory.
Consumers who are exposed to risks because the manufacturer was negligent should speak up and look for legal help, especially if they are suffering because of injuries sustained in an accident caused by equipment failure.
The last two recalls launched with the help of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should not be ignored by consumers.
The first impacts Ford vehicles that fail to meet important safety standards while the second impacts Mercedes-Benz vehicles rear drive shaft bolt fasteners that may fail to do their jobs.
Recalls Tackle Injury, Accident Risks
The Ford recall impacts all units of the 2016 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured in the period between September 26, 2015 and October 1, 2015. These vehicles come with front and rear seat belts and child seat tether anchors that may have suffered considerable damage after being shipped from the supplier to the vehicle assembly plant.
If that’s the case, the devices that suffered damage may not secure occupants and children correctly. In an accident, unsecured seat belts and tethers may fail to keep occupants safe and serious or even deadly injuries may arise.
Ford has announced that all recalled vehicles impacted should have their front and rear seat belt assemblies replaced. The child seat tether anchors will also be replaced. Both will be carried out entirely for free.
If you were impacted by this recall, follow this link to read the full report.
While Ford’s recall impacts vehicles that could expose consumers to injury risks in the event of an accident, Mercedes-Benz’s recall impacts vehicles that could expose consumers to accident risks.
The recalled vehicles include the 2016 GLE450 AMG 4Matic coupes and GLE63 AMG S 4Matic coupes. These vehicles may have been equipped with rear drive shaft bolt fasteners that could become too loose. As a result, the rear drive shaft may become separated from the transmission or the rear axle differential. If that occurs, the vehicle may suddenly stall while in use, and an accident may occur.
Consumers with the recalled vehicles will have the bolt fasteners inspected and tightened if necessary entirely for free. If you were impacted and you’re not sure of what you should do to have this issue addressed, contact Mercedes-Benz immediately to learn more.