In a press release, Webasto Product North America, Inc, in cooperation with and in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary safety recall of certain sunroofs installed in various passenger vehicles due to a possibility that the adhesive glass bonding in the sunroofs could fail, increasing the risk that the glass could detach from the vehicles and present a road hazard. The recall affects approximately 16 Hollandia 600 and 700 series and Hollandia TVS 900 series sunroofs that were installed as original equipment by JeffCo Auto Trim and Glass. The company put this recall into action after learning that the adhesive bond between the glass and the vehicle’s metal frame could fail overtime, indicated by corrosion around the sunroof, vibration, wind noise, water leakage and visual separation. If the sunroof glass were to completely detach while the vehicle was in motion, it could present a road hazard or strike another vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash for motorists. Webasto in currently in the process of notifying the affected owners and will provide further instructions for this recall upon contact.
As a Harrisburg car accident lawyer, I’ve seen this type of recall many times in the past and understand the serious injuries that can occur through the use of a defective auto product. If you’ve sustained an injury in a crash that you think was the result of a defective auto product, consult an experienced car accident lawyer in your city to discuss your rights as a consumer and the possible legal avenues that may be open to you.Tweet