As many officials in Washington state look into the tragic accident on Aurora bridge that injured 50 people and killed five, questions regarding the amphibious vehicle used by Ride the Ducks are raised. Officials are still investigating the accident, but they are also claiming that the vehicle may have had an axle problem prior to the accident. If that is correct, an equipment failure could be later linked to the tragic accident. This is the very same type of problem that happens often with vehicles associated with recalls.
That’s why our attorneys are always concerned about your safety when it comes to driving vehicles that have been impacted by equipment failure.
As the Utilities and Transportation Commission look into maintenance reports linked to the Ride the Ducks vehicle, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launches a recall alongside Volvo that impacts several trucks used in the United States. Due to the fact equipment issues with trucks may increase the risk of potentially serious accidents, this type of recall should never be ignored.
Visibility Issues Prompt Volvo to Recall Trucks
The official announcement shows that Volvo Trucks North America recalled all units of the 2015 and 2016 VAH and VHD trucks that were manufactured between April 1, 2014 and August 14, 2015.
The vehicles listed under this recall come with headlights that do not meet the minimum intensity requirements. As a result, these vehicles’ headlights may not illuminate roadways properly, increasing visibility issues that could cause the truck driver to fail to see obstacles, pedestrians or other vehicles ahead. Since these vehicles fail to comply with federal requirements, the company felt the need to launch this recall promptly.
To Volvo truck owners impacted by this recall, it’s important to keep in mind that all headlights in your vehicles should be replaced entirely for free The company will be contacting impacted vehicle owners starting on December 3, 2015.
For those with the recalled vehicles who are concerned about this issue, make sure to contact Volvo directly to learn more about how you should proceed to avoid accidents.
This type of recall serves as a reminder that many vehicles with equipment problems could expose drivers and others to serious accident risks.
Unless we’re serious about safety and about boosting road safety, we won’t help to avoid deadly accidents like the only that happened on Aurora bridge.
Responding to recall announcements promptly helps drivers by making sure that vehicles that have been impacted by equipment problems are fixed immediately.
If you’re the driver of a passenger vehicle or a motorcycle, you should also stay alert to vehicle recalls that impact your vehicle. Too often, accidents happen even after recall campaigns are launched.
Visit our blog regularly and download the NHTSA’s app so you have easy and quick access to the regulator’s list of recall campaigns.