Automotive ownership comes with many sources of anxiety – especially as designs and functions become increasingly complicated. Most car owners can relate to the irritation that comes with hearing a problem with a vehicle but then being unable to reproduce the sound for the mechanic.
This replication problem is a source of frustration for many car owners, who are often forced to continue owning and driving a defective vehicle. It is also one reason why consumers have complex relationships with their dealership service managers. Consumer advocates pressure car companies to honor their recalls, but what if you can’t even find the problem?
Working With Your Vehicle’s Manufacturer
Manufacturers provide few, if any, alternatives for customers who feel they have a defective vehicle but cannot reproduce the problem at the dealership. There are, however, some strategies that may ensure better outcomes when problems arise. Follow these tips if you experience problems with your car:
Conscientious car ownership is not always enough to avoid hassles. Never let a mysterious issue catch you off-guard. Always be firm, and never settle for anything that leaves you feeling unsafe. Car companies sometimes risk safety to try to cut corners and eliminate costs. Hold these manufacturers responsible, not just to protect yourself and your auto investment but also to prevent them from providing dangerously mediocre service to other drivers.
Call our Washington D.C. car accident attorneys about your recent crash to determine whether you might be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and damages.
For a recent post about vehicle safety, check out: Battle Between the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Japanese Takata Corporation Has Ramifications for Millions of Vehicle Owners