Car crashes are inevitable. While there are laws to help people make safer choices, there will always be unpredictable elements that create the circumstances for a collision while you are on the road.
Over the years, car manufacturers have made great strides in making vehicles safer. These safety additions make crashes more survivable for you and your passengers. Unfortunately, some cars leaving the assembly line turn out to be defective.
Here’s what you should know about defects in your vehicles and actions to take to get them fixed.
Recent defective airbags
The safety mechanisms in your car rely on many mechanisms to operate correctly and at the right moment. Some vehicle airbags contain a desiccant which helps to protect airbag components from excessive heat and humidity.
Several auto manufacturers are looking into a current finding that some airbags contain probes that are defective. While there is no current recall on cars with these specific airbags, the investigation is still ongoing.
Dealing with a recall
Auto repairs can be a frustrating part of owning a car. While you know they need to be done, they can be time-consuming to coordinate.
When your vehicle has a recall, it can impact your safety and the safety of your passengers. Typically, your local auto dealer will perform any required maintenance associated with the recall for free.
Waiting for notification
Often, you will receive a notification in the mail regarding a recall on your vehicle. However, in some cases, the notification for the next owner of a car does not get processed properly. It is essential to see if there are any outstanding recalls so you can take appropriate action with regard to your vehicle. Car crashes are inevitable. While there are laws in place to help people make safer choices, there will always be unpredictable elements that create the unfortunate circumstances for a collision while driving.