Vehicle drivers in West Virginia may be impacted by a recent product recall involving automobiles. General Motors has decided to recall over a million full-size trucks and large sport utility vehicles due to defective car parts. Specifically, officials discovered that these vehicles have a steering issue.
The automobiles that fall under the recall include GMC 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks from model year 2015. Other 2015 vehicles that are affected include Chevy Tahoes, Chevy Suburbans and GMC Yukons. The recall furthermore impacts those who own Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicles as well.
According to General Motors, these automobiles’ steering malfunction may cause them to temporarily lose their electric power steering capability. As a result, the automobiles’ drivers may struggle to steer their vehicles, particularly when they are driving slowly. This, in turn, may cause them to crash. So far, General Motors has identified a total of 30 collisions tied to the automobile defect, with two people suffering injuries as a result.
Carmakers are naturally expected to produce motor vehicles that are safe for the public to use. Unfortunately, sometimes consumers in West Virginia and elsewhere end up with automobiles with defective car parts, and in many cases, they suffer injuries due to using these defective motor vehicles. Fortunately, those who are hurt in this situation may choose to file a product liability claim against the reportedly at-fault carmakers, seeking damages. A successfully fought suit might lead to a monetary award that may help with addressing hospital bills, the loss of wages and other related losses.