Fiat Chrysler Recalls 800,000 Trucks for Steering Loss, Detached Brakes
Fiat Chrysler has a big problem on its hands with some of the most popular trucks in the country. The company recently told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about serious defects in some of its trucks.
The company is recalling nearly 800,000 Ram trucks over concerns about steering and brake defects.
Fiat Chrysler issued two recalls in February. First, the company said it would take another look at some 575,000 Ram 2500s and 3500s in the United States because of a “potential steering-linkage issue” that may cause drivers to lose the ability to steer their vehicles. Then, Fiat Chrysler alerted federal authorities that it’s also recalling another 200,000 Ram 1500s because of an adjustable pedal defect that could cause brake pedals to detach.
The announcements come just six months after Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.1 million Ram trucks over a defect that could cause tailgates to fly open unexpectedly. Although the company said it wasn’t aware of any accidents or injuries caused by the problem at the time, it noted that cargo could spill out into the open road if not properly secured.
In 2017, Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.3 million Dodge Journeys and Fiat Freemont vehicles worldwide because of faulty airbags and antilock brake problems.
How the California Lemon Law Protects Car Buyers
The latest Fiat Chrysler recalls are an unfortunate reminder that manufacturers often build cars with serious defects that can create significant safety hazards. The good news is that the California lemon law protects many car buyers and lessors in the Golden State whose vehicles aren’t up to snuff.
The law requires car manufacturers to make certain repairs to a vehicle while it’s under warranty. If those repair attempts don’t work, the carmaker has to replace the vehicle with a new one or reimburse the buyer for the purchase price and any related expenses. An experienced California lemon law attorney can guide you through the process of enforcing your rights under the law.
How an Experienced California Lemon Law Attorney Can Help You
If you’re a California car owner who’s stuck with a lemon, there are certain steps that you need to take to ensure that you’re covered by the state law. The California Lemon Law lawyers at the Bickel Law Firm have decades of combined legal experience and have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases across the state.
Our lawyers work aggressively to resolve these cases for the people that we represent. We also take the time to understand each individual client’s unique personal situation and craft a personalized approach that meets their needs.
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