Product liability attorneys note a GM Cadillac recall involving 121,000 Cadillac ATS cars for fire risks linked to a fault in the rear defogger system. General Motors announced the recall on September 9, 2015, and it covers ATS small sports sedans from the 2013 to 2016 model years sold mainly in North America.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a Cadillac ATS vehicle included in this recall, contact Attorney Group today to learn more about your options in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated product liability attorney.
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Rear Defogger System Poses A Fire Hazard
According to Detroitnews.com, the recall includes 97,000 2013-16 ATS sedans in the U.S and 24,000 in Canada, Mexico and outside North America. GM said some of the recalled ATS cars may have been manufactured with critically weak terminal connectivity in the coil antenna module, which powers the rear defogger system. If the module has the condition and is subjected to excessive cycling or continuous operation, it may overheat and a fire may develop inside the rear pillar on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
This is the fourth recall for some newer ATS models the website reported. In July 2015, GM recalled 63,000 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS cars in the United States because the roof panel may close automatically when the non-recessed switches are pressed and the roof panel is open. These vehicles failed to comply with federal requirements. For owners of vehicles involved in this most recent recall, dealers will update climate control software to remove a function that automatically turns the defroster on but drivers will still be able to turn on the defroster manually.
Injured Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation
Automakers have a duty to make vehicles that are safe. If an automaker fails to fulfill this duty, and the vehicle causes injury, the automaker could be held liable for the damages that may result.
Drivers or passengers who have been injured as the result of a defective car part may be entitled to compensation, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
Family members of those killed may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death, including:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of a loved one’s financial support
- Funeral expenses
Those affected by these recalls are encouraged to speak with a product liability attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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