Automotive Defects

There are many types of automotive defects that can occur in vehicles, with defects often occurring during the manufacturing process, the installation of safety features, or in the malfunctioning of various parts. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulates vehicle safety through testing and strict monitoring, but vehicles and automotive parts often fail to meet safety standards. Sometimes these defects are not noticed until accidents occur and consumers are injured in accidents, with subsequent recalls frequently affecting millions of defective vehicles on the market.

Automotive defects can result in accidents that can lead to injury for drivers and passengers. Common vehicle defects include air bag malfunction, child car seat malfunction, steering problems, brake failure, seat belt failure, tire tread separation, and SUV rollover.