Technician Errors and Powertrain Control Modules
The powertrain control module, or PCM, is responsible for controlling many of the major systems in an automobile. Specifically, these computers work to keep engines and transmissions working properly. However, a technician can cause damage to these computers if they are not careful about how they handle the module. An error can cause a potential failure in the computer, leaving the vehicle without a properly working engine or transmission.
If you have been injured in a car accident resulting from an auto defect, contact the Iowa auto accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.
Problems with the Powertrain Control Module
A technician working on a powertrain control module may be held responsible for accidents caused by any mistakes they make that damage the PCM. These individuals need to handle this computer with great care and detail. Failure to properly repair or install a PCM can result in a serious accident for a car owner, which may lead to injury.
A technician can cause the following problems that may affect a PCM’s performance:
- Making contact with the computer’s connector pins
- Not mounting the PCM properly
- Not cleaning the module of any corrosion
- Failing to sync the PCM to the rest of the vehicle
These issues can lead to a serious accident if they result in engine or transmission failures.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a technician’s mistakes, there may be legal action available. For more information regarding your rights and options as an injured motorist, contact the Iowa auto defect attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today.