On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Jaguar Land Rover announced that they're recalling around 65,000 SUVs in the United States. According to Click On Detroit, the recall is due to an issue with the doors not latching properly, which could lead to the door flying open while driving. In documents filed with US safety regulators, Land Rover said that they traced the problem to a software glitch in the key-less entry system. After receiving multiple complaints from drivers, the company began looking into the problem in October, 2014. No auto accidents or injuries have been reported because of this issue yet. The SUV recall begins on August 7, 2015, and Land Rover dealers will update the key-less entry software at no cost to drivers, including those in Michigan.
This is not Land Rover's first recall of 2015. In February, 2015, Land Rover recalled 99,327 Range Rover models that dated back to 2006 for brake hoses that could potentially rupture. According to Car And Driver, there were two separate recalls. One which includes the 2013-2014 Range Rover and 2014 Range Rover Sport for brake vacuum hoses that may have been routed incorrectly. The second recall involved the previous generation, 2006-2012 Range Rover. The issue was for front brake fluid hoses that could rupture and disable the front brakes, thereby drastically increasing the odds of an auto accident.
Safety recalls are becoming a major issue as they seem to be reoccurring frequently, especially with General Motors and Toyota. According to Forbes, General Motors have recently faced issues regarding over a million models from 2005-2007 with faulty ignition switches, and Toyota have agreed to a $1.2 billion penalty to settle a criminal probe over claims of unintended acceleration, which led to a recall of over 10 million vehicles. As such, The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC will continue to monitor important information regarding major recalls that affect Michigan drivers.
Car accidents oftentimes are caused by recall issues like these, which can lead to serious injuries including, traumatic brain injuries, and broken or fractured bones. If you have been injured in a car crash, call The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our accident lawyers are available to help you with questions and we specialize in handling insurance issues, assisting with medical expenses, and retrieving pain and suffering benefits as allowed by Michigan law. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.