Vehicle defects and safety issues can affect any part or system of a car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle. Many of these defects can put the driver, passengers, and others at increased risk of injury or death. Some of the most common vehicle safety problems include the following.
- Steering Problems
- Suspension Problems
- Wheel Problems
- Airbag Defects
- Engine Problems
- Transmission Problems
- Brake Problems
- Seat Belt Problems
- Self-Driving and Autopilot Problems
- Electrical System Problems
- Fuel Line Problems
- Heating & Cooling Problems
- Vehicle Leaks
Problems with the steering system can lead to loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash or leave the driver unable to avoid hazards on the road. Steering problems can be caused by electrical issues, fluid leaks, bad tires, suspension problems, wheel problems, or autopilot malfunctions. Vehicles with reports of steering problems include Ford, Chrysler, Jeep, and Mazda.
Like steering problems, suspension problems can make it difficult for a driver to maintain control of the vehicle, possibly leading to a crash. Vehicles with suspension problems have included Toyota and Ford.
Wheel problems affect how the car is able to handle on the road. Wheel and tire problems can cause blowouts which lead to accidents or make it difficult for the driver to steer the vehicle. Vehicles with reported wheel problems have included VW and Hyundai.
Airbag defects have affected many vehicle brands, putting drivers at risk when an airbag fails to deploy or deploys suddenly when no collision was involved. Airbag defects have been reported in many vehicle types, including VW, Kia, Dodge, and Toyota.
Engine problems can cause stalling, starting failure, and shut-downs. This can leave vehicles unable to move on the roadway, putting the occupants in danger of getting injured or killed. Engine problems have been reported in Kia, Dodge, Land Rover, Honda, and Jeep.
A transmission problem can cause a vehicle to lose control, move between park and reverse, or leave the driver unable to operate the vehicle. Transmission issues have been reported in many vehicles, including GMC, Honda, and Toyota.
Brake problems leave drivers unable to stop, unable to slow down or lose the emergency brake. Brake problems have been involved in recalls, including VW, Land Rover, Mercedes, Nissan, and Ram.
Seat Belt Problems
A seat belt is one of the primary safety features and defects place passengers and drivers at risk of injury. Seat belt issues have been reported in Cadillac, GMC, and Chevrolet.
Self-Driving and Autopilot Problems
Self-driving, autopilot, and steering assist malfunctions can increase the risk of an accident. These safety problems have been reported in Tesla and Mercedes vehicles.
Electrical System Problems
Fuel Line Problems
A fuel line problem can cause loss of power to the engine or increased risk of fire. Fuel problems have been reported in such cars as GMC, Cadillac, Range Rover, and Ram.
Heating & Cooling Problems
Heating and cooling problems can cause engine problems or increase the risk of a fire. Heating and cooling safety issues have been reported in vehicle types which include BMW and Ford.
California Vehicle Safety Defects
California's Lemon Law provides protection for vehicle owners still under warranty who are experiencing safety problems. Contact The Lemon Lawyer today to help you understand your rights and whether you can take advantage of California's strong consumer protection laws to return your vehicle, get a refund, get free repairs or replacement, or have other compensation for your defective vehicle.