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GM recalls over 1 million vehicles

General Motors is recalling 842,000 vehicles with defective ignition switches. Some of the recalled vehicles have been linked to deadly car accidents.

The recall affects Saturn Ion compacts, Pontiac Solstices, Saturn Sky sports cars, and Chevrolet HHR SUVs. All of these vehicles may have defective ignition switches which could cause the engine to stop unexpectedly. GM explained that brakes, steering, and airbag systems could malfunction if the ignition switch fails.

At least 31 accidents and 13 deaths were linked to the defective ignition systems. GM North America President, Alan Batey apologized to everyone affected by the dangerous automobiles and said that the company is working to fix the problem.

The lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP represent people in Nashville who are injured by a car defects. If you have been hurt because of a manufacturer’s negligence, you shouldn’t be responsible for covering the cost of damages. Speak with a member of our legal team today by calling¬†615-277-2765.

2 Jaguar car models in the U.S. to be recalled

Due to a possible stalling issue and a defective switch that may injure passengers, Jaguar will be recalling two car models in the United States, a report published on Thursday, August 15 stated.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), stalling may occur in 940 models of the XF 2-liter GTDi if the hose clamp on the charge air cooler becomes detached. Brake and steering assistance could also be lost if the hose detaches. 1,989 vehicles of the XK 2011-2014 model are affected by a defective overhead roof switch that may accidentally activate the power windows, injuring the arms or fingers of anyone in the car.

The NHTSA said the automaker will either inspect or replace the affected parts of the car starting September 27.

Sadly, some serious car accidents are caused by defective vehicles that negligent manufacturers allow on the road. If you’ve been involved in such an accident in Nashville, speak with a lawyer at Pohl & Berk, LLP, by calling 615-277-2765 and learn more about how we might be able to help you.

Automaker announces recall of 2.7 million Jeeps

Automaker giant, the Chrysler Group, agreed to recall 2.7 million Jeeps with gas tank defects, according to a statement released on June 18.

A cost estimate by the Center for Auto Safety said it will cost Chrysler around $300 million to install the necessary parts that will address the problem. Chrysler said they will not repair all the 2.7 million Jeeps, but are likely to only repair fewer than 1.6 million vehicles, including the Grand Cherokees and Libertys that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested for recall.

Chrysler announced this recall right before a deadline that would have resulted in the company potentially facing high profile public hearings.

At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our legal team understands that sustaining injuries from defective vehicles can be devastating. However, if you live in Nashville and have been harmed due to such defects, we may be able to help you take legal action when you call 615-277-2765.

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