When it comes to semi truck accidents, manufacturers of tractor trailer trucks that are defective can face liability. We will give you an idea of some important recalls in the last few years to which you should be aware.
Volvo Steering Problems
In 2010, Volvo recalled approximately 60,000 semi truck models that were created between 2001 and 2006 for steering problems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated that at least 23 crashes stemmed from this defect as well as at least two injuries. If you were involved with an accident with a Volvo truck, the driver or truck company may be liable if they did not adhere to the recall guidelines.
In 2014, Navistar recalled over 1,000 trucks due to problems with the brake S-cam brackets possibly fracturing. This can cause the vehicle to quickly lose control and sharply turn to one side, raising the possibility of a crash. This defect effects Navistar models Paystar, 9900, Prostar, Lonestar, and Workstar.
Volvo Clutch Problems
In 2013, Volvo recalled 23,000 semi trucks due to a problem with a problem with the redundant clutch disengagement switch on these vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this clutch problem caused a disruption in the signal that told the vehicle to disengage the clutch when the brakes were applied, which leads to risk of longer braking distances and a higher chance of an accident. If you’ve been in an accident with Volvo models VHD, VNM, VAH, VNL, and VT that were made by 2006 to 2013, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
Mack Truck Recalls
Often, manufacturing defects can injure drivers of large trucks first and foremost. In 2014, Mack Truck recalled nearly a 1,000 vehicles in relation to a defect involving the exhaust pipe, muffler and catalyst. During operation of the vehicle, it is possible for the exhaust pipe to become disconnected from the muffler, leading to an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Ultimately, speaking to a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer would be the best bet to get the compensation to which you are entitled. The Lassen Law Firm handles all truck accident cases, and will fight hard for you.
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