Ball Joint Failures
Common ball joint failure could be cause for class action lawsuit
Vehicle ball joint failure is suspected of being caused by a manufacturing flaw that causes the front suspension ball joints to prematurely deteriorate faster than they should, hampering the steering of the vehicle and potentially leading to accidents.
Ball joint failure has been recognized by the manufacturer prompting a recall of certain vehicles, primarily pickups and SUV's. Initially the manufacturer disputed there was any safety defect, but after an investigation by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the manufacturer accepted that the ball joint surfaces may have been scratched during assembly.
If there was negligence or deceptive practices in the production or sale of affected vehicles, the manufacturer could be subject to a class action lawsuit brought against them by vehicle owners who have had accidents as a result of this problem.
If you are the owner of one of these vehicles and have suffered physical or monetary damages in conjunction with the problem and you wish to be a participant in a possible future class action lawsuit, please fill out the plaintiff form by clicking below.