Nissan Motor Company and BMW AG are recalling more than 165,000 vehicles globally due to potential fuel pump failures that could cause an engine to stall or not start.
According to a Reuters news report, the affected vehicles include more than 95,000 Nissan Rogue SUVs in the U.S. and Canada from model year 2014 and 70,500 BMW cars worldwide from model years 2014 and 2015.
The automakers say nickel plating could detach and block moving parts in the vehicles’ fuel pumps manufactured by Robert Bosch. In such cases, it is likely that a vehicle will not start or end up stalling.
So far, no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of these safety defects.
In March 2014, Nissan identified an incident where a Rogue failed to start, while BMW noticed an increase in fuel pump warranty claims on certain vehicles in July 2014, according to the NHTSA documents.
When the recalls begin, dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly at no cost to consumers.
If Your Vehicle Stalls
Stalling vehicles can be extremely dangerous because if a vehicle stalls, the driver may lose control of the vehicle, leading to a potential crash.
When a vehicle stalls suddenly on a busy roadway or in the freeway where vehicles are traveling at higher speeds, there is the danger that other cars on the roadway may hit the stalled vehicle.
This could result in serious injuries or even fatalities.
If you own one of the vehicles included in this recall, it would be in your best interest to schedule an appointment with your dealer and get the necessary repairs made.
This is critical to the safety of you and your family.
Auto Product Liability Issues
If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by a defective vehicle, it is important that you preserve the vehicle for a thorough inspection by an expert who will check it for defects, malfunctions and design flaws.
If a defective auto caused your injuries, you may be able to file an auto product liability claim against the manufacturer seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
The experienced auto defect attorneys at Bisnar Chase have represented individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury and paralysis as a result of defective vehicles or vehicle safety systems that failed to work during a car crash.
Our legal practice has the resources it takes to thoroughly and independently investigate these cases and ensure that our clients get justice and fair compensation for their losses.
We can offer you more information about pursuing your legal rights.