U.S. Investigating 360,000 Nissan Cars for Unintended Acceleration

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it was investigating Nissan sedans for problems decelerating, and Chrysler pick-ups for transmission chain problems.

Approximately 360,000 Nissan Versa and Versa Note vehicles manufactured between 2012-2014 are being probed. NHTSA posted on their website that four drivers have complained that a trim panel near the gas pedal can trap the edge of a driver’s shoe. This can stop the driver from releasing the gas pedal quickly and delay braking.

In the Chrysler case, NHTSA said it had received 15 complaints involving transmission chains and unintended stopping of vehicles. This involves approximately 260,000 Dodge and Ram 1500 pick-ups made in 2005.

A preliminary investigation is the first step in a process, which could lead to a recall if regulators determine that a safety issue needs to be addressed by the manufacturer.

It seems that almost daily we hear about new vehicle recalls of one kind or another.  These are serious claims and we will keep you updated as the investigation proceeds.

For more information, feel free to contact one of our Gacovino Lake attorneys at 1-800-246-HURT (4878).

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