The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that at least two major automakers are being recalled over possible injury and crash risks.
The official reports should not be ignored, attorneys urge, since these vehicles may expose you to major risks.
One of the recall announcements consumers should avoid ignoring was launched by Aston Martin. The official announcement shows that over 6,000 of the 2010 through 2015 DB9, 2010 through 2012 DBS, 2010 through 2016 V8 Vantage, 2012 Virage, 2010 through 2016 Rapide, 2014 through 2016 Vanquish, 2011 through 2016 V12 Vantage, and 2012 and 2013 V12 Zagato vehicles have been recalled over a possible injury risk.
The recalled units come with interior door unlocking mechanisms that may malfunction if the vehicle is locked from the outside. If that occurs, occupants may not be able to open the door from inside of the vehicle, becoming trapped as a result. In the event of an emergency, that could lead to injuries.
Aston Martin has announced that all impacted vehicle owners will be contacted directly. Once your vehicle is inspected at a dealer, the double locking feature software will be reprogrammed so that this issue does not expose anyone else to risks again.
Regulators have also reported that Mercedes-Benz has launched a recall campaign impacting all units of the 2015 SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550, and SL63 AMG vehicles manufactured between June 29 and July 13 of 2015.
These vehicles, the official report suggests, have been equipped with low-beam headlights that may have been aimed incorrectly as the vehicles were being produced. If that’s the case, the beams may fail to illuminate the path—and the car—correctly. If an oncoming car driver fails to see you or if the impacted vehicle owners are unable to see the road ahead, crashes may occur.
Car owners with the recalled units will have their vehicles inspected and repaired entirely for free. If necessary, the headlamps will be be readjusted entirely for free.
Do not ignore this recall since the issue with these vehicles may expose you to risks. Act fast and have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible.