The auto manufacturer, Nissan, has issued a recall on 165,000 of their vehicles due to a dangerous ignition defect. Overtime, the key-ignition switches can wear, and in some cases, cause the vehicle to stop while in drive. This poses a very dangerous risk for the driver and increases the likelihood of a crash. The manufacturer also warns that the air bags may also deactivate in the vehicle.
In the U.S., the recall involves some of the 2017-2018 Juke, Frontier, Sentra, Versa, Versa Note, NV, NV200 and Nissan Taxi models.
Nissan has not received any reports of injuries due to the ignition defect.
How to know if your vehicle has been recalled
If you’re unsure if your Nissan is affected by the recall, you can visit Nissan’s website here and look up your vehicle. If it has been recalled, the website will tell you where to take your vehicle for a free repair.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.
Source: Digital Trends, “Nissan recalls a range of vehicles to fix potentially dangerous ignition issue”