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One vehicle recall that may impact motorists in West Virginia involves the Nissan Rogue. According to officials, 2014 Rogue automobiles feature auto defects that pose a safety hazard. Each vehicle’s auto defect has to do with a fuel pump.

According to Nissan, the fuel pumps affected by this recall feature nickel plating that has the potential to flake and thus create loose particles. These particles can then interfere with the operation of the pump. Officials said the fuel pump issue might prevent a 2014 Nissan Rogue from starting, or the engine may stop while the vehicle is in operation. If the engine quits while a person is driving the vehicle, this may lead to a crash.

The recall impacts more than 46,600 automobiles. These cars were manufactured from July 2013 to June 2014. Owners of the impacted vehicles have been instructed to take their cars to a dealer of Nissan vehicles, who can replace the pumps for free.

Auto defects can pose a major problem because, if officials do not catch them or address them early enough, the defects can lead to accidents that cause incapacitating injuries or even death. An injured party in West Virginia has the right to file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer. Meanwhile, the surviving loved ones of a deceased party may elect to file a wrongful death claim against the car maker, pursuing damages. Although awarded damages cannot reverse the events causing injury or death, they may help to cover losses such as burial expenses and hospital costs, depending on the circumstances surrounding a case.

Source: abc7.com, “Nissan recalling 46,671 Rogue vehicles for fuel pump that stops working”, March 19, 2016