NHTSA Announces Two More Personal Injury Recalls

Post On 02-12-2015

According to a series of news reports, several trucks and motorcycles are being recalled over crash and personal injury risks.

While companies often contact consumers impacted to let them know of the problem, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration always reports on the recall campaigns so that consumers are made aware of the risks. The latest reports concerning the latest recalls include issued that, if ignored, could lead to serious incidents that could even lead to deadly personal injury outcomes.

Personal Injury Risk Named In At Least One Campaign

The first recall impacts a series of CXU trucks from the 2014 and 2015 model years. The official recall announcement published by the NHTSA has indicated that the vehicles may have been fitted with 88 liter air reservoirs for the brakes. These vehicles are designed to take a 96 liter air reservoir instead.

The problem lies with the fact that, the lower volume of air could eventually result in increased distances being required to stop the truck. If increased distances are required, an accident may take place since the driver may have a hard time stopping the vehicle. The company will be contacting impacted consumers on March 26, 2015.

While this announcement may seem troubling, the other motorcycle recall could expose consumers to serious risks. The official announcement claims that KTM North America, Inc. has issued a recall for all units of the 2015 Husqvarna FE 350 S and FE 501 S motorcycles. The issue with these motorcycles involve certain problems with the threaded connection between the fork cap and the piston rod. Since the connection may have not been tightened sufficiently, the piston rod may end up becoming stuck within the fork leg. This issue could increase the risk of an accident since the the front suspension may malfunction is that occurs while the vehicle is in use.

To prevent a destabilization of the motorcycle, consumers with the recalled vehicle should have the motorcycle inspected at authorized dealers. According to KTM, owners are being contacted soon. All repairs and inspections should be carried out for free.

The federal agency hasn’t announced any accidents linked to these recalls, but to prevent personal injury, consumers should heed the instructions and make sure they have their vehicles inspected and fixed immediately.

If you are curious to know more about this particular recall or you have been impacted, you may follow this link as soon as possible to learn more.

Staying on top of car recalls could help you to avoid personal injury accidents linked to equipment failure. Act promptly whenever your vehicle is affected by a recall.