While most vehicles are manufactured with the purpose of keeping drivers safe, there are, unfortunately, many vehicles contain product defects that necessitate a vehicle recall. The Chevrolet Impala, manufactured by General Motors (GM), is one vehicle that has been at the center of numerous recalls over the years.
If you are the owner of a Chevrolet Impala involved in a recall, you may be able to recover compensation.
Causes of Chevrolet Impala Recalls
In June of 2014, GM received media attention for yet another recall, this time one that involved 3.36 million defective cars. The vehicles, many of which were Chevrolet Impalas, were recalled on the basis that problems with the vehicles’ keys could turn off the engines and deactivate airbags without warning. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, owners of Chevrolet Impalas have been filing complaints about the vehicles’ tendency to stall while driving since the year 2000, according to a New York Times article.
Chevrolet Impalas have also been involved in complaints in the years of 2007 and 2008, when Impala models manufactured in those years were said to have defective spindle rods connecting the suspension of the rear tires, reported a Fox News article in July of 2011. A class action lawsuit, filed in June of 2011, claims that GM didn’t correct the problem in thousands of its Impala models, despite being aware of the problem and correcting it in police versions of the vehicle.
Pursuing a Class Action Lawsuit
If you are the owner of a Chevrolet Impala involved in a recall or suspected of being defective, you may be able to join a class action lawsuit against GM. Furthermore, if you are the owner of a Chevrolet Impala and have suffered economic losses due to a recall, then you may be eligible to pursue a lawsuit or join an already existing class action suit.
If you are the owner of a Chevrolet Impala and have sustained injuries due to an accident that was the direct result of your defective vehicle, then you may also be entitled to damages for your medical bills, pain, and suffering.
Retain Legal Services Now
If you are the owner of a Chevrolet Impala and suspect that your vehicle is defective, the time to act is now. An attorney who’s familiar with class action lawsuits can help you recover the compensation that you deserve for your economic losses. Your attorney can also review options for joining a class action lawsuit or pursuing your own personal injury lawsuit against the automaker.
The attorneys at Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP are familiar in class action law and are here to help. If you want to recover damages suffered due to your defective Chevrolet Impala, we can guide you through the process of filing your claim. For more information about how best to pursue your claim and to get started immediately, call us today at 619-296-5884 or contact us online.