Tennessee is home to beautiful mountain roads, and any sports car enthusiast or motorcyclist can appreciate the natural scenery found along these winding stretches of highway. However, driving is not without its dangers, and numerous car wrecks and injuries have occurred on Tennessee highways. These accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, from drunk and negligent drivers to blatant violations of speed limits. One more factor that has caused many car wrecks involves hidden and dangerous manufacturing defects.
Car manufacturers generally do an excellent job of adhering to safety standards and creating solid machinery that drivers can rely on. Nevertheless, even the most reputable motor vehicle builders have been guilty of grave errors. Recently, for example, Porsche advised 911 GT3 owners that their engines were in danger of catching on fire.
Porsche directed all of its 911 GT3 owners not to drive their cars any further. The sports car enthusiasts must now have their cars picked up in order to get the engines replaces. Apparently, two fires have already happened because of an engine defect that can cause flammable lubrication to leak out into the hot engine compartment.
It is laudable that Porsche has identified and corrected this problem before fatalities or serious injuries occurred. However, many Tennessee residents are not so fortunate to have bought an automobile from such a responsible manufacturer. Also, in many cases, a dangerous defect is not identified until numerous car wrecks and injuries have happened. Anyone who suspects that their car accident and/or injuries were caused by manufacturing defects in their automobile can investigate the possibility of pursuing a personal injury claim. Such a claim will not only help victims get financial assistance to pay for medical care, but it will also alert other drivers of potential dangers associated with their automobiles.
Source: news8000.com, Porsche to replace GT3 engines due to fire risk, Peter Valdes-Dapena, March 18, 2014