Automobile Safety News: Ford, Porsche, BMW, Volvo and Braun announce recalls

Automobile Safety News: Ford, Porsche, BMW, Volvo and Braun announce recalls


Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys. Ford, Porsche, BMW, Volvo and Braun all notified the NHTSA of automobile safety recalls.

Product liability lawyer alert- Several automobile manufacturers have announced defective product recalls of potentially hazardous cars, SUVs.

West Palm Beach, FL—Defects in several automobile models have prompted manufacturers including Ford, Porsche, BMW, Volvo and Braun to recall affected cars and sport utility vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been notified of the defects and recalls, according to information provided by the New York Times on Friday, April 23, 2010.

Ford recalled approximately 33,000 cars and SUVs due to safety issues concerning defective front seats in 2010 Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles. The NHTSA was notified of hazards in which the manual recliner mechanism’s “gear plate teeth” may have been constructed “out of dimensional specification”, which could cause the seats to collapse backwards. As a result of the defect, the seats were not deemed to be up to par with federal safety regulations for strength. No adverse incident or injuries have been reported in connection with the problem.

Porsche also announced a safety recall of 2010 Panameras, in connection with a hazard in which “the restraint function of the safety belts can no longer be guaranteed”. About 3,200 Porsche Panameras are affected by the recall, issued with regard to a risk in which the vehicles seat belts could detach in the event of an accident. The automobile manufacturer reportedly has a fix for the problem, with repairs expected to take 15 minutes to perform. No injuries were reported.

Volvo recalled nearly 2,500 2010 XC90s for a defect that could cause a potential fuel leak.

BMW recalled approximately 735 2010 X5 Ms for an issue in which the vehicle’s side-marker lights cannot light up due to the alleged fact that they were never connected to power cables.

Braun issued an automotive recall as well, in which 834 wheelchair-accessible Dodge Caravans and Chrysler Town and Country “Entervan” minivans, years 2008 through 2010, were affected. Braun reportedly informed the NHTSA that the “fuel filler pipe may rub against the left rear tire and cause a leak”, subsequently prompting a fire hazard.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Product Liability Lawyers.

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