According to a news statement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fire trucks equipped with Cummins engines, manufactured by HME Inc, model 2011, are being voluntarily recalled due to the potential for fracture of a T-bolt that could pose a risk of combustion and a fire hazard. This defect could also detach the doc/dpf housing of the vehicle and create a road hazard. HME and Cummins are both currently working to identify owners of these vehicles to notify them of the defect and recall. The companies will schedule appointments with owners at their dealerships where repairs will be made free of charge.
As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I know the challenges that vehicle manufacturers face when attempting to produce quality products for their customers. That said, I have also seen the devastating injuries that can result from the use of defective products similar to this. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was caused by a defective or poorly designed auto product, it may be in your best interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer experienced in these matters to learn about the possible legal options that may be open to you.Tweet