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Automobile Recalls

In 2011 the most popular sold car was the Ford, F-Series. In the same year Ford ranked at an astounding #3 in the most recalled cars of 2011. A total of 3.3 million Fords were recalled, following closely behind Toyota and Honda/Acura. Although vehicles undergo rigorous safety tests before reaching the market, sometimes defective cars do make their way into our households, and subsequently require automobile recalls.

What are some common car defects that require automobile recalls?

A few common defects that may lead to automobile recalls include: airbag deployment defects, wiring defects, fuel leaks that could cause fires, failure to meet emissions standards, defective electronic systems.

By law manufacturers are required to notify all owners of recalled vehicles by mail. If you or a family member has been injured in a vehicle that has been recalled, that does not waive your right to bring a personal injury lawsuit. There are a wide range of auto defects which can lead to recall, if you believe that an automobile defect was the cause of your injury, contact Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, and speak with a New York City car accident attorney regarding the possibility for recovery.

What is a “Lemon Law”?

A lemon in regards to the Lemon Law refers to defective vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, SUV’s, motorcycles, etc. New York has laws to protect you in case a dealer sells you a car that is unsafe, inefficient, or riddled with defects. You are entitled to a safe and reliable vehicle at the time of purchase. If you believe you purchased a defective vehicle (either new or used) contact Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, to find out your possible remedies to your automobile recalls.