Experienced Los Angeles Attorneys for Engine Defect Claims
If Your Engine Has Stalled, Overheated, or Otherwise Failed, Our Car Defect Attorneys Want to Know.
Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation has the experience and resources to energetically prosecute claims for car owners who have reported engine defects. When a manufacturing defect or design defect can be proven in a car, the owner may be able to receive compensation for the cost of repairs, loss of use, diminished value, and any injuries caused by resultant accidents.
Anyone with a defective engine claim is encouraged to contact one of our Los Angeles attorneys at (866) 884-1717 for assistance.
Recent Problems Caused by Defective Engines
The news mentions a scary amount of product recalls for various car makes and models. Certain Volvos were recalled for engine cooling component defects. Affected cars could overheat and shut down on the road, no matter the speed they were going, and refuse to restart. Ford F250, F350, and F450 trucks have been subject to reports of oil leaks, stalling and other problems. Some Tesla drivers have reported spontaneous engine fires caused by a buildup of battery heat.
Passenger cars aren’t the only vehicles affected by these defects. Truck fleets have noticed problems with C13 and C15 Caterpillar diesel engines. In 2007, Caterpillar introduced a new emissions control package to meet updated federal standards. Since then, trucks have broken down much more often; trucking companies have lost money due to these vehicles’ down time, repair costs, and off-route mileage.
Toyota, however, is the most common subject of engine defect reports thanks to continued missteps. In addition to an earlier controversy over random acceleration, the company has since announced a recall of one million 2005 to 2008 Corollas and Matrixes for stalling problems. It appears Toyota knew of the issue by 2015, when they issued bulletins to dealers outlining the problem and how to fix it. However, they did not publicize a recall until 2010—when the National Highway and Traffic Administration (NHTSA) started receiving more complaints from drivers.
Is Your Engine Having Unexplainable Problems? It Might Be Defective.
Our team is skilled at handling “lemon law” and product liability cases for clients who complain of defective engines. We work with consultants to isolate the cause of your car’s issues, then help you put together a claim asking for full damages. We’ve successfully recovered large awards for our clients and have achieved a reputation for competent and relentless defense of our clients' rights. When defendants see our name on a case filing, they’re more likely to settle—because they know we’re accomplished courtroom advocates who don’t give up.
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