Nissan Rogue Recalled for Steering Issues
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an auto defect recall involving approximately 7,365 Nissan Rogue vehicles due to power steering issues. According to a report in Consumer News, the vehicle recall involves Rogue crossover vehicles manufactured from August 2010 to October 2010. The report states that the electric power steering circuit board was installed improperly. This manufacturing defect puts an additional strain on the circuit board, and could result in a sudden loss of power steering, if the board breaks.
Drivers who experience a loss of power steering could lose control of their vehicle. Owners of these potentially dangerous vehicles should receive instructions about the recall this month from Nissan. Drivers are encouraged to visit their local dealerships to have a new EPS control unit installed at no charge.
Steering Defects Can Lead to Car Accidents
Steering defects in vehicles can certainly lead to car accidents that can result in life-changing injuries, disabilities, and even death. I’m glad NHTSA has stepped in and issued a recall of these defective vehicles. As drivers, we count on a working power steering feature to help us effectively handle turns and control the car. Numerous people are killed and seriously injured in California and the rest of the country because of defective auto parts such as poorly manufactured power steering, defective tires, and faulty brakes. In any of these cases, the injured victim or their family would be well advised to preserve the damaged vehicle for a thorough inspection by an expert.
Auto Products Liability Issues
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a defectively manufactured or designed auto product, please contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer who has successfully handled auto products liability cases against large automakers. In cases involving defective products, the manufacturer of the defective automobile or the faulty product can be held liable.
It is important to remember that less than 1 percent of personal injury law firms have the expertise and the resources to pursue auto defect cases. Not only are auto product defect cases expensive to pursue, but also auto makers, who are represented by high-powered legal defense teams, fight with every means to protect their reputation and their profits. The best auto product defect law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.