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Why using defective brake pads is dangerous

Posted on July 3, 2015 4:12 pm under Automotive Defects

In September 2014, General Motors issued a nationwide recall of its newer Cadillac and Impala models after learning that the brake pads may not fully retract after use, creating intense heat from brake friction that may result in fire.

Apart from fire resulting from brake heat, defective brake pads may also compromise the car’s braking capacity, making it more difficult for your car to stop, especially in close traffic. A simple design flaw in the brake pads may cause your wheels to heat unevenly. An unevenly heated tire increases your risk of injurious tire blowouts.

Some cases of brake-related car accidents would not have happened if car component manufacturers had been more careful in designing, manufacturing, and installing their products. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help victims of defective cars in Madison file legal claims against the negligent manufacturer involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today to learn if your situation qualifies you for a claim.