Massive Recall: Honda Recalls 628,000 Vehicles Over Safety Concerns
One of the largest motor vehicles recalls in recent months by a major manufacturer, Honda has recalled 628,000 of its vehicles due to growing concerns over a fuel pump system that may be defective and dangerous. Research referenced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that this defect may lead to unplanned or sudden stalling of vehicles. This can be particularly dangerous where drivers are on the highways traveling at high rates of speed and their vehicle just stops with no warning or where drivers are entering traffic. The vehicles that have been recalled include the 2019-2020 Acura MDX, MDX Sport Hybrid, RDX, TLX, Honda Accord, Civic Hatchback, Insight; certain 2019 Acura ILX, Honda Accord Hybrid, Civic Coupe, Civic Coupe Si, Civic Sedan, Civic Sedan Si, Civic Type R, Fit, HR-V, Odyssey, Passport, Pilot, and Ridgeline as well as certain models of the 2018-2019 CR-V vehicles.
In response, auto accident lawyer Jason M. Ferguson stated, “a massive recall like this by a major auto manufacturer suggests to me that there is a huge risk of injury if you and your family are relying on these vehicles.” Do not take unnecessary risks, avoidable with your family and loved ones. If you are operating one of these defective vehicles, please follow the manufacturer’s recall instructions to the letter as soon as possible. Likewise, if you or a family member have been injured in an automobile accident involving stalling or sudden unexpected stopping of one of these vehicles.
This recall follows a recall by Kia Motors of their 2017-2021 Cadenza and Sportage over concerns of unexplained engine fires and an enormous recall of over one million vehicles by Mercedes Benz over safety concerns. In the case of the Mercedes Benz recall, there was a great concern that a safety feature on the vehicle may send inaccurate location data regarding the location of a crashed vehicle to emergency services personnel following an accident.
These large recalls highlight the need for victims of catastrophic automobile accidents to seek the advice of a skilled, experienced auto accident attorney to not only investigate at-fault drivers in a car crash but also defects in the vehicles involved in the wreck. Many times negligence in the design or manufacturing of a vehicle may contribute to or entirely cause the victim’s injuries. Common defects that result in injuries in automobile accidents include but are not limited to:
- Defective airbags or seatbelts;
- A lack of or defective crash avoidance technology;
- Mechanical defects that result in sudden braking, stalls or increases/decreases in speed;
- Defects in braking systems or suspensions;
- Seatback failures or defects resulting in injuries or death to backseat passengers.
- Structural failures or defects in automobiles make them more susceptible to rollovers or crushing into the passenger compartment.
At the Ferguson Law Group, we tend to see these issues become very important and increasingly prevalent in cases of severe injuries or wrongful death in automobile accidents.
The important thing to remember is to always call us if you feel that you or a loved one has been injured by a defective automobile. There is no charge for speaking to our automobile accident lawyers 24/7 to evaluate your case.