In a press release, General Motors (GM), in cooperation with and in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the recall of certain 2012 model year Chevrolet vehicles. This recall affects approximately 6,159 model year 2012 Chevrolet Express and Suburban vehicles, as well as GMC Savana and Yukon XL Heavy Duty vehicles. The company believes that the steering gear Pittman shaft in these vehicles may not have been precisely hardened, which could result in fracture. This could result in loss of steering and could increase the risk of a crash for motorists. GM will notify the owners and dealers about this recall and a safety-recall campaign is expected to start on the 4th of April, 2012. Owners may call GM’s safety-recall campaign for further information.
As a Harrisburg car accident attorney, I’ve seen this type of recall many times in the past and am aware of the devastating injuries that are possible through the use of a defective auto product. Manufacturers have many measures in place to ensure the safety and quality of their vehicles, however, even under the most watchful eye, mistakes can be made. If you’ve sustained an injury in an accident that you think was the result of a defective auto product, contact an experienced car accident lawyer in your city to discuss your rights as a consumer and the possible legal options that may be at your disposal.Tweet