Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 Odyssey minivans due to the possibility that Odyssey minivans manufactured from 2018-2020 may experience an electrical short that could lead to a fire in the third row. There have been three incidents of a fire resulting from an exposed wire causing an electrical short. Honda will notify owners about the recall starting March 16.
There are approximately 241,339 potentially affected minivans in the United States according to a document filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The problem could occur if the wire harness for the power outlet in the third row becomes pinched, damaging the wires, which can lead to an electrical short and potentially a fire. Three fires have been reported to date, but no injuries, according to Honda’s chronology of the defect filed with NHTSA.
The fix for the recall is to use protective tape if the wire is undamaged, but if it is damaged, the dealer will replace it. The bulk of the recall covers vans built in 2018 and 2019, around 100,000 for each model year. Dealers were notified last week, and owners will be notified starting March 16. Odyssey owners can check the NHTSA recall website for more details or check Honda’s own recall website.
Miami Product Liability Attorney
Defective and dangerous products come in many forms. Product and vehicle malfunctions result from poor design, reliability, manufacturing or defects and can result in serious injury including death. It’s safe to say that pretty much any consumer product has the potential to cause injury if the product is defective in some way.
Most consumers reasonably believe that the products being sold to them are safe to be used in their homes. Sadly, not all products live up to that standard. When products cause injuries to victims due to poor design, poor quality, or a manufacturing or product defect, injured victims can seek compensation for their pain, medical expenses and lost wages with a product liability claim. An experienced Miami products liability attorney will be able to help you build your soundest possible case so that you can recover the maximum amount of damages that you are entitled to.
Handling Defective Product Cases in Florida
Most products sold in the United States must meet health and safety standards established by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC is a federal agency that sets product safety standards and informs the public about product recalls.
However, if a defective product or vehicle injures you or a family member, your rights to compensation will be based primarily on Florida law. There are many details involved in product liability lawsuits for defective and dangerous products. For instance, Florida and all other states have specific laws that apply to product liability suits. This includes laws that create deadlines for filing of claims aka statutes of limitations, laws that limit the amount of compensation you or your loved one may be entitled to from the at fault party and laws that affect the apportionment of liability amongst all of the responsible parties.
Product liability claims require a thorough investigation of the product and what caused it to be defective, as well as determining which party in the manufacturing chain is responsible for you or your loved one’s injuries. Depending on the nature of the defect, various parties could be held responsible under product liability law including the: manufacturer, parts manufacturer, packaging company, wholesaler and even the retailer. The attorney you choose to represent you for a dangerous or defective product claim should have ample experience with these types of cases as well as good communication throughout the entire legal process.
At Suarez & Montero, we have extensive experience with all manner of product liability cases including defective auto parts, faulty medical equipment, and substandard consumer products. Product liability cases tend to be complicated and hard-fought, and they can be difficult to win on your own. Companies are reluctant to admit fault and will pull out all the stops to shut your case down. To give yourself the best chance at success, you need the help of an experienced Florida injury attorney who will fight on your behalf!
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If you sustained injuries due to a defective product, you shouldn’t have to bear the entire financial weight of those injuries. Companies should be held accountable for their defective, dangerous products. Assess the strength of your claim by speaking with a Miami product liability attorney who is familiar with Florida’s product liability laws. The Law Offices of Suarez & Montero represents consumers in various types of products liability claims. Our skillful attorneys are genuinely committed to our clients.
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