When California residents invest in a luxurious car, they do not expect the expensive vehicle to have problems--especially safety issues. However, in recent news, BMW has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it will recall 2,846 of its 8- and 12-cylinder models because of a fire hazard.
On the company's website, it claimed that it was not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by the defective product; however, this statement has not been confirmed.
This recall is not the first for the car company. There was a series of recalls for other BMW models last year. In the prior recall, BMW alerted the public about 32,000 of its 5 Series, 5 Series Gran Turismo, 7 Series and X5 and X6 models equipped with turbocharged 8- or 12-cylinder engines. Hopefully, this subsequent recall will be the last for the automaker.
If a defective vehicle malfunctions, the result could be dire. In this case, the fire hazard could result in serious injuries or death. Unfortunately, automobile defects are discovered in vehicles all of the time. These problems often result from careless manufacturing work or lack of an adequate safety test of the car. The result is an unsafe product that his harmful to people.
Hopefully, no one has been injured by this car problem. Nevertheless, if you have been harmed by a vehicle defect, you may want to contact an attorney. It is not your fault that your car is a serious hazard. However, as you deal with the injuries from an unexpected accident, you deserve to be compensated for any harm sustained.
Source: The New York Times, "BMW Adds 2,800 Vehicles to Recall for Potential Fire Hazard," Christopher Jensen, April 20, 2012