When a person gets into their car, they would never think that their brake won’t work. It would almost seem like a movie storyline than reality. However, Nissan recently recalled nearly 20,000 vehicles including some under their Infiniti brand because of problems related to the brake systems on their Pathfinder and JX vehicles. The brakes had a part that was defective during the manufacturing process which could break, causing difficulty braking, leading to a car accident.
When a consumer buys a product, not matter if it is a car or food, they expect that the manufacturers tested the product for safety. Sometimes, manufacturing processes create defects or poor quality materials are used, which could lead to problems with a product once it gets to consumers.
These problems often aren’t discovered until after a consumer has started using the product, and in some cases injuries might have already occurred before a recall is able to be issued. Manufacturers should make sure that their products are rigorously tested before being sold. When a recall is issued or a problem with a product is discovered, people have the right to be notified promptly, so they can discontinue use of the product and seek a repair or refund.
If people are injured, they might be wise to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney and might want to seek compensation to help pay for injury related expenses. Companies can sometimes be quick to turn the blame for an injury on the victim. When companies make defective products they should be held accountable.
Source: The Wall Street Journal, “Nissan Recalling Pathfinder and Infiniti JX Vehicles for Brake Problems,” Jonathan Welsh, April 23, 2013