Consumers Ponder Safety as NTSB Investigates More Auto Defects
For motorists all across the country, 2010 was the year for numerous automobile recalls. Automobile manufacturers GM, Toyota, and Honda all recalled vehicles last year. The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) has recently announced that it is investigating yet two more potential automobile defects. Motorists are left wondering whether the automobile they drive will be the next one to appear on a recall list.
2006 Honda CR-V and 2007 Kia Optima
The 2006 Honda CR-V and 2007 Kia Optima are the latest vehicles the NTSB is investigating for defects which may impact driver safety.
Consumers report that the window switch in the Honda CR-V has caused electrical components to burn or melt. Approximately, 150,000 vehicles will need to be examined if the NTSB issues a recall.
As for the Kia Optima, consumers say that a faulty transmission cable is causing the transmission gear to malfunction. This defect is expected to affect approximately 41,000 automobiles if recalled.
Drivers who own either of these vehicles will join the millions of other drivers whose vehicles were inconvenienced by a recall this past year.
If the NTSB determines both of these vehicles are unfit for use, the safety of 200,000+ passengers is at risk.
Car manufacturers continue to reassure consumers that they are making their vehicles safer to drive, but the number of recalls this past year tells a different story. For up-to-date information on the Honda CR-V or Kia Optima investigation or any other automobile recall, consumers are advised to visit www.nhtsa.gov.
Contact a Texas Auto Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an automobile accident involving a defective vehicle, it's important to speak with an experienced auto defect attorney who can evaluate your case.