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Car fire danger recalls: are you at risk of serious injury because of a defective car?

2010 may be the year of the automotive recall. In the past few months, several car manufacturers have issued recalls for vehicle defects that may cause a car fire leading to serious injury or even wrongful death. Are you driving a vehicle that was recalled because of fire risk? Check the list below to find out. 
 
General Motors recalled about 1.5 million vehicles because of a flaw in the system that squirts heated cleaning fluid on the windshield. Five fires have been reported that are related to the defect. 
 
Vehicles included:
 
2006-09 model-year Buick Lucerne
2006-09 model year Cadillac DTS
2006-09 model year Hummer H2
2008-09 model year Cadillac CTS
2008-09 model year Buick Enclave
2007-09 model year Cadillac Escalade
2007-09 model year Cadillac Escalade ESV
2007-09 model year Cadillac Escalade EXT
2007-09 model year Chevrolet Avalanche
2007-09 model year Chevrolet Silverado
2007-09 model year Chevrolet Suburban
2007-09 model year Chevrolet Tahoe
2007-09 model year GMC Acadia
2007-09 model year GMC Sierra
2007-09 model year GMC Yukon
2007-09 model year GMC Yukon XL
2007-09 model year Saturn Outlook
2009 Chevrolet Transverse
 
BMW and Volkswagon and Chrysler  have also recalled vehicles in the U.S. because they may catch fire. The BMW’s have a flaw in the front-seat safety-belt mechanism that could ignite. Volkswagon, Chrysler and Dodge minivans are recalled because the rear-door latches may short-circuit and catch fire. Included are:
 
2008-11 model year BMW 1 Series luxury cars
Routan minivans
2008-09 model year Chrysler Town and Country minivans
2008-09 model year Dodge Grand Caravan minivans
 
Lamborghini recalled several models of cars because a fuel pump defect may cause a leak that could ignite. The affected models are:
 
2007-2008 model year Lamborghini Murcielagos
2007-2008 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadsters
If your vehicle is involved in a recall, contact your local dealer.  
 
To learn more about vehicle fires, click here.

If you have been injured in a Missouri car accident caused by a recalled vehicle, call Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys are here to protect your rights and to get you the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries and other losses. Contact our office at 888-348-2616 to schedule a free consultation and to request your free copy of 10 Essential Steps You Must Take To Protect Your Injury Claim.
James Roswold
James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.

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