In a statement released earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will be investigating
the risks of coil springs breaking in Nissan Versa cars. The investigation
will focus on 130,000 model year 2008-2010 Nissan Versas.
Here are a few details about the investigation:
- The issue involves front suspension coil springs that can potentially break
while the vehicle is traveling at any speed. The broken coil springs can
cause damage to tires and lead to blow outs.
- The NHTSA launched the investigation after receiving over 90 complaints
from consumers who experienced front suspension coil springs breaking
- Many consumer complaints involved broken coil springs causing unexpected
damage to their vehicle’s tires. In some cases, brake lines were
Based on the findings of its investigation, the NHTSA may choose to expand
its investigation, push Nissan to recall affected mode year Versas, or
simply close the investigation without any further action.
Auto recalls have become alarmingly common in the past year. Earlier this
month, Takata expanded its recall over defective airbags to 34 million
U.S. vehicles, making it the largest recall in American history. In 2014,
56 million vehicles were recalled in the U.S. - the most to date.
Given the widespread attention to auto recalls, it is likely the NTHSA
will devote its full efforts to explore the issue with Nissan Versas and
protect potential victims from suffering harm caused by defective products.
Our legal team encourages vehicle owners to take auto safety investigations
seriously, and to
never ignore recalls.
Auto accidents involving auto defects and serious damages demand the attention of seasoned
product liability attorneys. Often, lawyers are the ones able to identify
a defect well before - and even decades before - any recall is officially
recognized. Our firm is prepared to work tirelessly on behalf of victims
in these types of cases to ensure they are compensated for their losses,
and to ensure defective products do not continue to harm others.
Kelley/Uustal has helped numerous victims and families whose lives have
been affected by
defective products, including
defective auto parts. If you have questions about your legal rights and whether you may be
able to file a claim for compensation,
contact our firm for a FREE case review.