In a news statement, General Motors LLC, in association with and in compliance with the standards and regulations of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary recall of certain model year 2011-2012 Buick Regal vehicles for failing to comply with federal safety standards. These vehicles may potentially feature parking lamps that fail to activate when the parking lamps or headlamps are turned on because of an error in the vehicle’s computer software. The lack of these lamps significantly reduces the visibility of the vehicle and increases the risk of the driver being involved in a crash. General Motors is currently in the process of notifying affected owners. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicles to a local dealer where mechanics will reprogram the body control module for free.
As a Harrisburg car accident attorney, I understand the dangers that limited visibility of a vehicle can pose, as well as the injuries that have been caused by similar defective products. Manufacturers do a lot in order to ensure the safety of their customers, but even under the most watchful eye, mistakes can happen. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you think is the result of a defective auto product, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer in your city to talk about some of the possible legal avenues that may be open to you.Tweet