Ohio Auto Defect Lawyer and Product Liability Attorney reviews auto software recalls and represents injured plaintiffs nationwide
The number of automotive software defects and related auto recalls have jumped dramatically in recent years with auto makers relaying more and more on computer-driven systems to operate vehicles. Data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes dozens of software-related vehicle recalls in the last five years alone.
Defects reportedly involve locks, power train, fuel system, vehicle speed control, air bags, electrical systems, engine control and engine cooling, lighting, steering, hybrid systems, and braking controls. Automatic braking, Electronic Stability, and Forward Collision Avoidance are listed as concerning defects and have potentially caused car accidents and injuries.
Joe Lyon is an Auto Recall Attorney and Product Liability Lawyer well-versed in litigating defective auto software recalls and related injuries for plaintiffs nationwide.
The Lyon Firm works with software experts and computer system analysts to determine the root cause of software-related accidents.
Car Software-Controlled Components
- Power Steering
- Alarm system
- Cruise Control
- Electronic Stability Control
- Braking & Collision Avoidance
- Communication system
- Tire pressure monitor
- Windshield wipers
- GPS navigation
- Engine control
- Automatic transmission
Auto Software Recalls & Accident Prevention
Automotive software controls are more complex with each new model released, though road safety advocates and consumer safety attorneys are asking auto makers to regulate their own quality control and safety tests to ensure motorists and passengers are safe on America’s roads.
Because newer cars may not be able to operate at all without certain software, the computers installed in automobiles are now as critical as the engine itself. Though with other auto defects like tire failures and defective airbags, automotive software defects can cause serious accidents and lead to injury and death.
Car manufacturers have a duty to first design and produce a safe product, and then properly test the product, and warn customers when defects are known and reported.
Auto Software Recalls & Vehicle Defects
From 2005 to 2012, there were over 30 recalls that involved software defects. The three years after, the number of software-related recalls doubled, affecting nearly every part of the vehicle.
Software defects were widely reported in Tesla Motors, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover models, noting the self-driving accident risks. Some car experts have even called newer cars “computers on wheels.” To protect the consumer and build trust in newer car technology, automakers must take responsibility for their defective products, and begin better manufacturing for a better future.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a software-related accident, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding auto software recalls, vehicle defects and lawsuits.