Kia recalls thousands of Sorento units over gas pedal assembly flaw

12,361 Sorento crossover units are being recalled by automaker giant Kia Motors America over a faulty capacitor in the accelerator assembly that might cause the car to decelerate, The Washington Post revealed on Wednesday, March 25.

According to the company, a capacitor on the accelerator pedal circuit was been soldered improperly, resulting in faulty codes that cause the car to drive in either Limp Home Mode or Forced Idle Mode. This might then put the vehicle at risk of rear-end collision. Affected models were manufactured between October 27, 2014 and January 29, 2015.

The company already contacted the affected customers for an acceleration pedal assembly replacement at no cost.

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Nissan recalls more than 700k vehicles for two separate problems

A defectively installed hood release mechanism and the possibility of a fire-causing short circuit prompted Nissan to recall around 768,000 vehicles worldwide, TechTimes reported on Thursday, January 29.

Nissan is recalling 215,789 of its 2013 to 2014 Pathfinder, 2013 Infiniti JX35, 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid, and 2014 Infiniti QX60 and QX60 Hybrid after learning about a defective hood release cable assembly that prevents the hood latch from engaging fully. This could cause the hood to open accidentally when the vehicle is in motion. Of the affected vehicles, 170,655 are in the U.S.

Meanwhile, a mixture of saltwater and snow on a driver’s shoes seep into the carpet, possibly causing a short circuit and eventually a fire. 552,135 Rogue SUVs are affected by the recall, 468,815 of which are in the country.

Cars manufactured below safety standards definitely pose great safety risk among occupants and the general public. To learn more about taking legal action after being hurt by a defective vehicle in Detroit, our team of product liability attorney at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys can help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at (248) 948-9696 today.

Toyota recalls 423,000 Lexus units due to fire risk

Some older Lexus models sold in the U.S. are being recalled by Toyota after they discovered a defective gasket sealing that may leak fuel and cause fire, an online report stated on Wednesday, October 15.

423,000 2007 to 2010 LS sedan, 2006 to 2011 GS sedan, 2006 to 2011 IS compact, 2010 IS C, and 2008 to 2010 IS-F are covered by Toyota’s consumer level recall. The car maker stated that fuel delivery pipes in the engine compartment are coated with anti-corrosive plating. However, plating particles could also make their way into the gasket where a fuel pressure sensor is installed. This condition may compromise the seal between the sensor and the fuel pipe, which might result in fire-causing leaks.

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Free online search tool identifying recalled vehicles now up and running

Due to a soaring number of recalled vehicles on the American road that are still in need of repairs, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created an online search tool that would help car buyers and owners identify whether their unit has been flagged.

A report by CBS DFW on Wednesday, August 20 states that vehicle owners, and potential owners, will be able to view the car’s recall status free of charge. The online search tool would only require the vehicle identification number (VIN) to be entered, which can be located at the driver’s door post, or on the driver’s side dashboard just below the windshield.

Car manufactures are also required to display this data, and are further instructed to update the database every seven days.

The physical, emotional, and financial trauma brought about by an accident involving a defective vehicle can be overwhelming. Although the financial compensation from the car maker involved might not be enough to compensate for all the damages, it might be able to provide you some relief. The product liability attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C. may be able to help. Call our Detroit office at (866) 644-6587 today.