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Chrysler Announces Recall of Almost 300,000 SUV and Honda Recalls Over 180,000 Civics

Chrysler LLC has announced that it is recalling close to 300,000 sports utility vehicles because of possible break problems. The recall affects over 90,000 2007 Jeep Wrangler SUVs, over 156,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Commander SUVs from 2006 and 2007, and close to 50,000 2007 Dodge Nitro SUVs. The recall comes after the car manufacturer received some 20 complaints from drivers that experienced break delays when trying to stop after driving up a hill. So far, the problem has been cited as the cause of one motor vehicle accident. No personal injuries have been reported so far. Chrysler says it will fix the problem by reprogramming the computer connected to the antilock brake system. It is also recalling 2007 Chrysler Sebring convertibles and some 72,333 Dodge Avenger sedans because of problems with the locks and front door latches. The Honda recall involves a seal that could let salt and moisture enter the rear wheel bearing and cause corrosion, which could cause the wheel to fall off and lead to a motor vehicle crash. Two customers have filed complaints with Honda. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards has a series of requirements that a motor vehicle must meet to be considered safe for drivers and passengers. A recall must be issued if a particular make or model of car, truck, or motorcycle (or any of their motor vehicle parts or equipment) has gone into the marketplace and does not meet these standards or exhibits a defect that places people’s lives at risk. Some safety defect examples include: • Problems with a vehicle’s wiring system • Air bags that deploy when they are not supposed to • Defective accelerator controls • Malfunctioning accelerators • Faulty steering components • Engine cooling fan blades that are fragile • Defective seat belts If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a traffic accident because of a defective motor vehicle or motor vehicle part, you should contact a personal injury attorney right away. Related Web Resources: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations Chrysler LLC Honda Motor Company In South Florida, The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. represents clients in all areas of personal injury law, including clients that have been injured in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and because of defective products, motor vehicles, or machinery. Contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. to schedule your free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers.