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What are some common auto part defects?

We rely on the transportation that is available to us. Whether we drive our own vehicle, travel by train, take a taxi or fly by plane, our safety and well-being is dependent upon how well-made those vehicles are when released to consumers. Although cars and other vehicles go through extensive research, design and safety testing, far too often manufacturers don't realize that an error has been made until it is too late. This leaves unsuspecting consumers in California at risk of being seriously injured or killed.

Just about any car part can pose a threat to an individual's safety. Auto part defects can affect a vehicle's frame, braking system and temperature control elements. Additionally, defects can be found in engine and electrical systems, as well as in parts related to a car's steering, suspension, exhaust and drivetrain. Even parts found in the cabin of a vehicle can be defective, thereby posing a threat.

How does a defective auto part pose a threat? There are a number of ways. A defective part may spark a fire, cause a vehicle to brake inappropriately or result in an individual being unable to steer the vehicle. Any one of these threats can lead to a serious accident that leaves a motorist and others injured. In the aftermath of these accidents, victims can suffer extensive damages, and they may even face a lawsuit from others who were involved in the wreck.

If it can be shown that the accident was caused by a defective auto part, though, then compensation may be recoverable from the car manufacturer. If successful on an auto product liability claim, then victims may be able to have the resources they need to pay off medical expenses, recoup lost wages and focus on their health.

 

 

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