Vehicle Recall Attorneys
Representing Individuals Injured by Defective Vehicles
Brown & Crouppen Represents Clients from Our Offices in St. Louis, Kansas City and Throughout Missouri
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards set minimum performance requirements for car parts that most affect safe operation (such brakes, tires, lighting) or that protect drivers and passengers (air bags, safety belts, child restraints, etc.) These standards apply to all vehicles and equipment manufactured or imported for sale in the United States and certified for use on public roads and highways.
When those standards have not been met, a vehicle recall may be issued. Sometimes a recall is issued for minor mechanical defects like a glitch in a door lock. Other recalls reflect true safety hazards, such as faulty braking systems, that require immediate attention.
If you notice something about your vehicle that just seems “not right,” you should check to see if an auto recall has been issued. Although a registered owner of a vehicle typically receives a recall notice by mail, sometimes owners don’t receive their recall notices. Go to the website for the manufacturer of your car or to the website for the NHTSA to see if your vehicle is listed for a recall. Every month, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) releases a list of Vehicle Recalls  .
When Should a Vehicle be Recalled?
Vehicle recalls become necessary when:
- A motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.
- There is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment.
Contact the Lawyers of Brown & Crouppen
If you have been injured due to a defect with your vehicle, it may be best to consult an attorney. Call Brown & Crouppen toll free at 800-536-4357 for your free legal consultation or save time with our online contact form.