Fire Risk Recall: 1.4 Million GM Cars
General Motors just issued a massive recall 1.4 million vehicles due to increased fire risk in engines. The company recalled the 1997 – 2004:
Pontiac Grad Prix
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
The parts needed to fix the engines in these vehicles may not be available for months. If you purchased one of these cars from an individual, you may need to contact General Motors to ensure you are added to the recall notice list. In the meantime, do not park your vehicle in your garage or carport, or next to anything of value. Instead, park the vehicle in your driveway or on the street. After all, you don’t want a fire like this to start in your garage:
Here is a report about what happened to one consumer who owned a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix:
Luckily, Austin Weichold was only one block from a fire station when his engine caught fire. But General Motors has refused to help him because he tried to fix the engine on his own. Engine repairs for fire risk and fire damage are expensive to pay for. Many consumers try to repair engine damage themselves or seek help from family or friends who know how to make the repairs.
Crowder McGaha, LLP Represents Consumer with Undisclosed Engine Damage
Many consumers have purchased these vehicles from used car dealers. The fire risk or engine damage may not have been disclosed to you when you purchased the vehicle. If you purchased a used vehicle from a dealer who did not disclose prior damage to the vehicle, the car dealer may have violated federal and state laws. This means you may have a claim for damages against the used car dealer for failing to disclose the damage. Crowder McGaha, LLP, investigates these claims for consumers and represents them to try and recover their damages from the used car dealer.
If you purchased any vehicle with undisclosed engine damage or that has a fire risk contact Crowder McGaha, LLP to discuss your options.