Malfunctions with Vehicle Modifications
Vehicle customization is a popular way for motorists to personalize their vehicles. However, some of these customizations may malfunction due to improper installation or a defect. Because of these failures, a motorist can lose control of his or her vehicle and cause an accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident because of a defective part or improper installation, contact the Iowa auto accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today by calling 877-327-2600.
Problems with Vehicle Customization
Many motor vehicle enthusiasts modify their vehicles as a way to improve performance or express a sense of individuality. This can include aesthetic changes such as a new paint scheme on the car or features inside the vehicle. Many people prefer to get under the hood, however. These modifications directly affect a vehicle’s performance and can alter some of the vehicle’s basic systems. Problems can arise because of:
- Improper installation by the vehicle owner
- Improper installation by a mechanic
- Manufacturing defects in that part
- Design defects with that part
As these modifications are not always produced under a sanctioned manufacturer, the parts may be inadequately tested before use or may be made with inferior materials. A malfunction can cause collisions, which may lead to injuries.
If you have been injured because of a defective part, there may be legal action available. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Iowa vehicle defect attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.