Norfolk, Virginia Injury Lawyer Reports: GM Recalls more than 4,000 Chevy Sonics over Missing Brake Parts
General Motors has announced the recall of thousands of cars over a brake defect that could lead to crashes, injuries and the loss of life.
GM is recalling 4,296 Chevrolet Sonic subcompact models to check for missing brake pads, msn.com reported.
Missing brake parts could “lengthen the stopping distance, potentially contributing to a crash,” msn.com reported.
The Sonic is the new replacement to the Chevrolet Aveo, one of GM’s smallest cars.
GM said the missing brake pads fell off before the cars were assembled and remained unnoticed at the bottom of containers being shipped to a factory in Orion Township, Michigan, GM spokesman Alan Adler, said.
As experienced Norfolk-based car accident injury lawyers, we are concerned about the large number of recent auto recalls linked to defects that can contribute to injuries or deaths.
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Recently we reported how a problem with wheel studs led Ford to recall 129,000 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans, following concerns the defect could lead to wheels falling off.
Although many defects are discovered at an early stage there is also evidence that some manufacturers leave it too late or attempt to minimize the problem.
The massive recalls made by Toyota in 2010 over a problem that appears to have led to cars suddenly accelerating is a case in point. The recalls followed a number of deaths that were apparently linked to the problem.
In 2009 a flaw in the design of a gas pedal in the car may have been linked to the death of a family of four in a Lexus.
If a manufacturer is to blame because of a defect, there are grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit or a personal injury lawsuit.
The Norfolk based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of the our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us ( 757) 455 -0077 or contact through this website.