Certain trucks are being recalled over possible crash risks, according to a series of articles recently issued in several news sources. According to these articles, Daimler Trucks (DTNA) has decided to issue a recall for all 2012 and 2013 units of the Freightliner 108SD, Cascadia, Business Class M2 and Coronado vehicles over the presence of a defective Haldex Quick release valve.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these recalled vehicles were equipped with valves that were not properly covered during the manufacturing process. The federal agency has revealed that this problem could lead to a separation between the valve and the cover, which could lead to a malfunction of the vehicles’ brakes.
This issue could lead to a possible loss of braking effort, which could lead to a crash, according to the manufacturer.
As a Personal Injury Lawyer Los Angeles, consumer safety is my number one priority. I urge owners of the 3,116 recalled units to contact the manufacturer right away to have their vehicles fixed as soon as possible. I encourage all affected motorists to keep it in mind that if this problem persists, an otherwise preventable crash could pose injury risks to you and your passengers. Act fast and stay safe.
Whenever you or a loved one is injured in an accident that was caused by a recalled or defective vehicle, please consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer right away. Your case could be evaluated for free by a proficient and seasoned attorney.