Once you’ve found out that your vehicle is part of a recall, you’ll want to get it fixed as soon as possible to reduce your risk of becoming injured in an accident. In addition, driving a recalled vehicle puts other drivers at risk of becoming injured, so taking action in a timely manner is critical.
What Issues Can Be Recalled?
Be mindful that wear and tear issues as your car gets older are not considered a recall, and those issues will not be covered. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only defects that pose a threat to safety will result in a recall.
Examples of situations that lead to a recall include:
- Unexplained leaks
- Wiring issues that could result in a fire
- Car jacks that could collapse
- Faulty accelerators
- Airbags that do not properly deploy
- Accelerators that malfunction
Fixing Your Recalled Vehicle
- Replacement: In the case that your vehicle cannot be fixed, the manufacturer may be required to provide you with either an identical vehicle or one that is very similar to your previous vehicle.
- Refund: In some cases, the manufacturer may be required to provide you with a refund less a reasonable offset for your use of the vehicle.
- Monetary compensation: In other cases, the manufacturer may be required to provide you with cash damages to compensate you for the defects in your vehicle.
Get in Touch with Our Lemon Law Lawyers
Our team at the Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® is committed to helping you understand the lemon law and all of your rights to help you navigate this situation. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of our free case evaluations by calling us at 1-800-875-3666.