When products you rely on fail, it can be frustrating, distressing and even dangerous. This is especially the case when the product in question is your vehicle. Many families in New York rely on their cars for many aspects of their day-to-day living, whether they are taking children to school, traveling to work or simply going to buy groceries.
If your vehicle turns out to be defective, you could find out in a number of ways. Perhaps it will simply break down or refuse to start. However, it could malfunction while you are driving or go wrong in a dangerous manner. If so, there is a chance that you and your passengers could be seriously injured.
Occasionally, manufacturers will recall defective vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also has the power to do this. When this happens, owners of recalled vehicles can go to the relevant dealership for a free repair or replacement of the defective parts.
Similarly, as this article on product liability explains, if a car is found to have been bought with a defect that significantly diminishes the owner's ability to use the vehicle and which cannot be repaired even after several attempts, the owner may be entitled to a replacement or refund.
If there is a problem with your vehicle, particularly if it has caused harm to you or your family, you might benefit from the advice of an attorney. He or she can help you to understand your rights and may be able to assist you with making a product liability claim.