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Defective off-road vehicles recalled by manufacturer

Products liability is an area of the law designed to protect consumers when harmed. The manufacturer of off-road side-by-side vehicles recently recalled the vehicles due to the potential for the vehicles to lose steering control which can result in a potential crash hazard. The steering rack and pinion assembly of the vehicles has an improper amount of grease which can lead to a loss of steering control and potential crash hazard. The manufacturer received 33 reports of incidents involving intermittent or complete locking of the steering.

The recalled vehicles are model year 2017 and came in a variety of colors. Consumers are encouraged to contact the manufacturer with their VIN number to determine if they have one of the vehicles impacted by the recall. Approximately 2,380 vehicles are impacted by the recall. Consumers are advised to immediately cease use of the product and contact the manufacturer for a free repair of the defect.

Defective products are a serious concern for consumers to be aware of. The product recall process is one that is put in place to help protect consumers from defective products. When consumers have been harmed, however, by defective products, it is important to understand the legal protections that may be available as well through a claim for damages. Liability for the harm caused by defective products extends to manufacturers of the defective products, as well as distributors, retailers and others depending on the circumstances.

When injured by a defective or dangerous product, it is important to understand that help with the physical, financial and emotional damages often associated with the harm caused by defective products may be available through personal injury legal options. Products liability cases can sometimes be quite complex so it is helpful to have trained and knowledgeable guidance to help victims recover compensation for the harm they have suffered.

Source: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, "BRP Recalls Side-by-Side Off-Road Vehicles Due to Loss of Steering Control and Crash Hazard (Recall Alert)," Accessed Nov. 30, 2016

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