Owners of some models of Aston Martin vehicles in the Eastern Tennessee area may soon be receiving notice from the company about the recently announced recall. According to the manufacturer, up to 5,001 vehicles may suffer from defects that necessitate review and repair at a dealership. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration emphasizes that issues might contribute to the incidence of car accidents. The problem may result in product liability lawsuits for Aston Martin if any injuries occur.
Models affected include the Rapide with model years from 2010 to 2012, the 2012 Virage, the DB9 form model years 2008 to 2014, and the V8 Vantage S among others. The problem is believed to be related to the accelerator pedal arm in the affected vehicles, and Aston Martin has been made aware of the defect in previously serviced vehicles. Failures of the accelerator pedal arm during normal operation may render the driver unable control the acceleration of his or her vehicle.
In order to distribute their automobiles within the United States, foreign manufacturers must comply with domestic safety regulations and allow themselves to be held liable if any injuries occur through their negligence. As a result, owners of Aston Martin vehicles in the United States who are injured as a result of a manufacturing defect may be entitled to receive compensation for their medical expenses and any associated property damage or other losses.
In many cases, the same principles of liability and negligence extend to other products. A personal injury attorney working with the victims of a manufacturer's negligence may be able help clients determine the value of damages and build a case that seeks compensation.
Source: Auto Evolution , "5,000 Aston Martins Recalled Due to an Accelerator Pedal Defect", Liana Nastase , February 04, 2014