Have Your Brakes Been Recalled?
Every driver knows that the brakes on their vehicle are essential and you rely on them every time that you drive. Without working brakes, you would have no way to stop or slow down to avoid entering busy intersections, to have control on turns, or to avoid colliding with other vehicles, pedestrians, or other objects. Basically, not having brakes is frightening.
This is why every driver should pay close attention to any recalls involving your vehicle’s brakes – or any other part of your car, for that matter. Two cases this year involving faulty brakes have resulted in injuries to drivers or motorcycle riders.
Harley-Davidson Anti-Lock Brakes
In models ranging from 2008 to 2011, Harley installed a new anti-lock brake system meant to increase safety. Instead, in recent months, riders began complaining that the brake system would suddenly fail without any warning signs. While two reports involved injuries, many others stated they crashed or barely avoided crashing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been investigating the issue. All Harley owners should be on the lookout for any recalls issued.
While the main braking system appears to be fine on 2016 and 2017 models of the Toyota Prius, the emergency brake can suddenly fail and has caused injuries. Many people may use the emergency brake so they can take their foot off the actual brake while the vehicle is still turned on. If the brake fails while they are exiting the car, it can cause serious injury. In addition, a suddenly inoperable emergency brake can cause a car to roll and crash, causing injuries or damage. Toyota has recalled 92,000 Priuses in the U.S. and more worldwide.
Anyone injured by a defective auto part has legal rights and should discuss their situation with an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible.
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At Polito & Harrington LLC, our experienced auto accident lawyers know how to successfully handle complex injury cases. Please call our office in New London at 860.447.3300 for a free consultation today.