The Safety Institute provides a quarterly list of vehicle defects car buyers and owners should be aware of. The list is prepared with the help of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Enforcement Monitoring Program. It is sponsored by Beth and Ken Melton in honor of Brooke Melton. Ms. Melton died due to an ignition defect in her 2005 Chevy Cobalt in 2010. Case evidence revealed that General Motors knew about the defect since 2001. The Meltons sponsor these reports to hopefully help others avoid similar tragedies. The aim of the reports is to identify vehicles with continuing failures that have not been fixed.
The Institute’s most recent list is dated March 1, 2017. The list is not exhaustive; many other vehicles may have product defects. If an injury or death results from a car defect, experienced Chicago product liability lawyers help victims and families get justice by proving that the car was defective and that the defect caused the accident and subsequent injuries or death.
Vehicle defects drivers should be aware of now
The quarterly report ranks vehicle defects, identifies the vehicle and the vehicle component that is faulty, provides a link to a definition of the vehicle defect, and also provides links to any investigations or recalls.
The following were included in the March 2017 report:
- 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4. Power train
- 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4. Power train
- 2012 Chrysler 300. Power train
- 2008 Buick Enclave. Structure
- 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. Electrical
- 2009 Toyota Camry. Speed control
- 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Electrical
- 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Electrical
- 2012 GMC Acadia. Structure
- 2012 Volvo S60. Steering
- 2012 Hyundai Elantra. Electronic stability control
- 2006 Pontiac G6. Steering
- 2012 Ford Fusion. Steering
- 2015 Mazda Mazda6. Structure
- 2013 Dodge Dart. Foundation brake
All vehicles are subject to recalls except for the Volvo S60 and the Mazda Mazda6.
At Gainsberg Law, P.C., our Chicago product liability attorneys bring personal injury claims when cars, electronics, medicines, children’s toys, and any other products malfunction. Claims are brought against all responsible parties, including manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. To schedule an appointment and a review of your case, please call 312-600-9585 or complete our contact form