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Automotive Safety Recalls & Issues

What’s the Difference Between Car Recalls and Issues?

Car Recalls

When a car manufacturer realizes that one of its products has a fault or defect, they issue a recall on the car. These recalls allow the manufacturer to fix any problems that occurred during the manufacturing of the car, typically at no cost to the owner. The purpose is to make sure the car meets federal safety standards.

Recalls aren’t always clear-cut. Many recalls happen after the defect has been noticed. This delay could create problems, risk lives, or even cause damages. If your car has a recall on it, you should make sure you have it repaired immediately. If your car is part of a recall, then you’re may be eligible for compensation.

Car Issues

Car issues are different from recalls in that they tend to be trends of problems with certain types of cars. These cars have mounting complaints about similar features as either consumer complaints or complains to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, car issues are more of an annoyance than grounds for a possible case.

Lemberg Law Legal Campaigns

Lemberg Law has a history of success with Lemon Law cases. If your car has a defect that makes it unsafe to drive or has recently been part of a recall, then you may have the potential for a case. Below is a list of recent legal campaigns by Lemberg Law against car manufacturers.

  • 2004-2010 BMW 5 Series: Defective Sunroof Tubes
  • 2004-2014 Ford Edge, Fusion, Ranger, GT, and Mustang: Faulty Takata Airbags
  • 2009-2014 BMW (various models): Faulty N63 Engine
  • 2011-2016 Ford Fiestas and Ford Focuses: Defective Transmissions
  • 2013-2016 Hyundai Accent or Hyundai Elantra: Steering Defects
  • 2013 Nissan Sentra CVT: Defective Transmissions
  • 2013-2014 Ford Explorer: Exhaust Leak
  • 2013 Ford Edge: “DOOR AJAR” Switch Defects
  • 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee/Jeep Cherokee: Multiple Issues (faulty alternator, gear selector failing to shift, engine stalling or misfiring, electronic components failing, the check engine light illuminating, and more.)
  • 2015-2016 Ford Fiesta or Ford Focus: Defective Transmissions
  • 2017 Honda CR-V: Defective Multimedia Information Displays
  • 2017 GMC Acadia: Faulty Electronic Shifter

Whether you have an issue with your car or it was part of a recall, you should speak to a lemon lawyer to have your case evaluated. With Lember Law, there’s no out-of-pocket expenses upfront, and if we determine that you have a potential case, we’ll work with you to get the settlement you deserve.