U.S. NHTSA Investigates Faulty Flange Which Can Cause Gas Leaks | 8-4-2017

U.S. safety regulators and automakers are on the hunt for gas tank flanges that can crack and create fuel leaks on what potentially be millions of cars and trucks around the country.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) started the investigation of these parts which are manufactured by German supplier “Continental Automotive GmbH” after the company filed for an abundance of recall documents in early July, 2017, stating that the parts may be defective.

The documents which were filed say that that Continental sold the defective flanges to eleven automakers and five other parts supply companies. Many car manufacturers have already recalled over half-a-million vehicles because of their leaky flanges, which cover the orifice in the fuel tank for the fuel pump, including Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen. The flanges which can crack and leak fuel can readily start fires.

With other automakers possibly involved, there are potentially millions of cars that may be defective and pose a real threat to the public if the fuel is to catch fire.

The Normandie Law Firm
The Normandie Law Firm is here to ensure that you get the maximum compensation for your defective vehicle, especially if it caused you bodily harm or property damage. If your vehicle has a leaky flange and it caused you bodily injury or property damage, you have the right to file a lawsuit and get compensation for the damages you received.

Damages Available to You
“Damages” is the monetary compensation which becomes available to you if you can prove that the product you purchased was malfunctioned and caused you bodily injury, property damage, and other sorts of damages for which you require compensation. The following is a list of the damages you for which you can receive monetary compensation.

  • Property Damage – If your vehicle had a faulty flange and the gas leak caused property damage, you can be awarded the necessary damages to rebuild or replace the property which was damaged. For example, if the fuel leak caused your garage to burn down, then you can receive money to help cover the costs of rebuilding the garage.
  • Bodily Injury – If the defective flanges caused you bodily harm which required medical attention, you can be compensated for the medical bills which resulted from your injuries. For instance, if the flange combusted and you received nasty burns and went to the hospital to treat those burns, you are entitled to compensation to help cover those hospital bills.
  • Lost Wages – The majority of Americans use their car to take them from home to work and back home again. If the faulty flange makes your car too much of a risk to drive or the leaking fuel destroys your car, you may not be able to make it to work. Additionally, the injuries you received from the fire may cause you to miss work. You can be compensated for the hours you lost due to your inability to go to work at the same rate of pay.

FREE CONSULTATION AVAILABLE: The Normandie Law Firm is here to ensure that you get the maximum compensation for your troubles if your product was defective. We offer free consultation and the zero-fee guarantee, so there is no financial obligation or financial risk on your part. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!

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