Recalls Involving Rear Suspensions
The following is an alert on the following:
1999-2003 Ford Wind star:
1998-2002 Isuzu Rodeo 2002 Isuzu Axiom;
1998-2002 Honda Passport
Other Vehicles that have had similar recalls or issues include:
2001-2003 Hyundai Elantra;
2001-2004 Hyundai XG300 XG350;
1999-2004 Hyundai Sonata.
The defect causing concern includes a failure in the front or rear suspension equipment.
With respect to the Isuzu vehicles, the defective equipment has been identified as the rear suspension lower link bracket. With respect to the ford Wind star, the defective equipment has been identified as the front; lower control arm rear attaching bracket.
The recalls apply mostly to the northern states, including Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The failure of this suspension equipment is purportedly the result of exposure to highly-corrosive materials used in many northern states for deicing roads.
In many cases the reason that a vehicle left the roadway in a crash may not be known initially. This type failure is one of many possibilities we explore to attempt to make such determinations.
Despite the facts that the recalls focus on these northern states, such failures should be considered in these vehicles in any instance where there is an unexplained loss of control of these and other vehicles have traveled in these states and may have been exposed to these corrosive materials used in many northern states and may have been exposed to these corrosive materials.
Our products liability attorney is prepared to assist with investigating such cases where serious injuries or deaths have resulted to determine if the vehicle accident was the result of such a failure in these and other vehicles. We also encourage our readers, to watch for this type of corrosion in the suspension area of their vehicles.