What areas may automotive recall experts consult on? These professionals are experienced in auto industry specific issues involving airbags, seat belts, brakes, fuel systems, and cruise control, as well as other mechanical features.
In the news, Nissan North America issued a recall on September 12th for over 130,000 Maxima, Murano and Murano Hybrids equipped with Intelligent Cruise Control. Some of these models have experienced brake fluid leaks resulting in short circuits and fire. Autoblog.com writes that “apparently, the Intelligent Cruise Control features an anti-lock brake actuator pump that may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal electrical circuit board. If that happens, it could result in an under hood fire.” No personal injuries have been reported and Nissan will replace the ABS actuator free of charge.
Automotive recall experts are called upon when the failure of seat belts, tires, airbags, or brakes to function properly results in litigation. These expert witnesses investigate and report on mechanical problems with engines, fuel pumps, electrical systems, as well as the cause of automotive fires. They are experienced in solving engineering problems using mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles. Their testimony is often a determining factor in the outcome of a court case.