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Chrysler and Volkswagen Recall 600,000 Vehicles Due to Possible Safety Hazards

A story by the Associated Press on Syracuse.com reports that Chrysler and Volkswagen have announced recalls for several vehicles in response to accidental air bag deployments and possible fuel leak issues. The Chrysler models in question are 2008 model year Town and Country and Dodge Caravan minivans, and the issue is a water leak from the air conditioner drain that may cause unintended air bag deployment. The company reports that over 367,000 vehicles are included in the recall after receiving thirty complaints and five reported injuries due to the issue.

Volkswagen has issued a recall of over 228,000 Golfs, Jettas, Rabbits, and New Beetles built from 2006 – 2010, depending upon the model. The company stated that a plastic tab located on the windshield wiper fluid reservoir may chafe a nearby fuel line and create a leak that could pose a risk of fire in the Golfs, Jettas, and Rabbits in question. The New Beetles have a similar issue caused by a fastening clamp on a power steering hydraulic fluid hose. Unlike the vehicles involved in the Chrysler recall, there have been no reported injuries from Volkswagen’s fuel leak issues.

If you or someone close to you has been injured by one of the cars mentioned above, it is in your interest to consult with a New York product liability and car recall lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can evaluate the circumstances of your case and determine the viability of your legal claims. Should you have such a claim, a lawyer may be able to help you secure compensation for the injuries you have suffered.

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Syracuse personal injury attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at info@bottarleone.com. Bottar Leone, PLLC has years of experience handling products liability cases of all kinds for many previous clients and is eager to help you as well.

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