Several news agencies have revealed that North American Bus Industries have issued a recall for all units of the 2007 through the 2009 Optima Obus29 and Opus34 Transit Buses.
According to the articles mentioning this recall, these vehicles were manufactured with pinch bolts that could become loose, which could pose a crash risk since the steering column shaft could become detached completely. The official recall reports issued by the company have revealed that the recall was deemed necessary since a driver could lose steering control unexpectedly while the vehicle is in use.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued this recall announcement and according to the federal agency, official dealers will have the recalled vehicles inspected and repaired for free.
As a Fresno personal injury lawyer, I sincerely hope that all units of these recalled vehicles are fixed quickly and before any injuries are reported. I encourage all bus owners and drivers to check their vehicles for the recalled models at once. If you own or drive one of the models listed under the federal agency’s official announcement, contact the manufacturer and have a visit scheduled as soon as possible.
Whenever you or a loved one is injured in an accident that was caused by a recalled or defective vehicle, you might want to ask a personal injury lawyer near you for assistance. A proficient attorney could evaluate your case promptly so act fast.