As any vehicle owner is well aware, any number of things can go wrong with your vehicle. There are hundreds of small parts and vehicle components, and they are all prone to stress and ultimately, failure over time. What many car owners do not realize, however, is that many of these vehicle components have been flawed since their design, but have still been installed to save the manufacturer money. There have been many accidents as a result of defective vehicle components. Some of the biggest names in the industry have faced lawsuits because of this.
Engine parts are probably the most common vehicle component found to be defective. If this has caused serious damage or injury, you may have a lawsuit. Just look at the case of the General Motors Dexcool Class Action lawsuit, where they settled out of court and agreed to compensate vehicle owners and repair mechanical problems that resulted from having the defective Dexcool system in their engine. Next time something goes wrong in your car, it may not be your fault. It might not even be a case of bad luck either. In many cases, the blame can be placed on the manufacturer and you may not even know it.