The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating reports of engine fires in the 2011 model year Chevrolet Cruze car and the 2010 model year Jeep Wrangler SUV. At least six vehicles have been destroyed in connection with the fires. Most of the fires began while the motor vehicles were moving. General Motors Co. sold approximately 177,000 Chevrolet Cruzes from the 2011 model year. There were about 131,000 Wranglers from the 2010 model year by Chrysler.
The NHTSA is investigating the cause of the motor vehicle fires to determine if a defective product recall is needed.
Defective products are dangerous and can cause life-changing injuries and can require victims to receive ongoing medical treatment in the future. In many cases, manufacturers of the defective products could have prevented the injury by using additional caution in manufacturing and designing process of defective product.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says deaths, injuries, and property damage from defective consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion each year. In addition to defective motor vehicles, the CPSC also monitors children’s toys and furniture, power tools and household chemicals that pose fire, burn, explosion and other risks and can lead to serious injuries or deaths.
The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving fires, burns and explosions. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury lawyers and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you have been injured in a fire, burn or explosion, or have endured any other type of personal injury, contact the personal injury lawyers of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.