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Old 11-11-2013, 08:27 AM
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He's at one end of the spectrum, you're at the other end...
Maybe...

I wonder if an owners insurance company would cover bodily injury for instance if after investigating the accident, the computer showed the air bags were not working (CEL), and the owner knew it...but drove the vehicle anyway.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:31 AM
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Re: Recall notices for instrument cluster

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Maybe...

I wonder if an owners insurance company would cover bodily injury if after investigating the accident, the computer showed the air bags were not working (CEL), and the owner knew it...but drove the vehicle anyway.
Yes.
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Yes.
And you know this how exactly?

I've read many articles where an owner was denied coverage due to systems not operating properly on their vehicle (lights, brakes, tires, etc.).

And I'm sure it varies from state to state.

Example from Texas "Consumer Bill of Rights"...no verbage on guarantee of coverage in this regard, just denial...

"EXPLANATION OF DENIAL. Upon request, you have the right to be told in writing why you have been denied coverage. The written statement must fully explain the decision, including the precise incidents, circumstances, or risk factors that disqualified you. It must also state the sources of information used."
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:41 AM
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Re: Recall notices for instrument cluster

With some possible exceptions, medical bills for driver's and passengers are covered under "no fault". It means what it says, it doesn't matter who is at fault.

Recovery for pain and suffering from the manufacturer might be compromised if you knowingly used a car with a faulty air bag, brakes, etc.

Of course that is just my opinion, based on 20 plus years as an insurance adjuster.


Why do you keep looking for ways to make a mountain out of a mole hill? Everybody knows your position. The only thing you forgot to mention in this post is lemon law.


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Why do you keep looking for ways to make a mountain out of a mole hill? Everybody knows your position. The only thing you forgot to mention in this post is lemon law.
I'm not really...someone challenged my position, and I defended it, that's all. I don't care what he thinks of my position personally.

I also don't care if someone wants to risk their own safety if their vehicle is not operating properly, but I would care if it were to risk MY safety or help drive up the cost of MY insurance.

It's all about taking responsibility for your own actions, be it from an irresponsible owner, or even Chrysler for releasing a product that's not ready yet.

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Re: Recall notices for instrument cluster

One more thought on the subject. If NHTSA thought that there was a real, immediate danger, they would do what they did in 2001.

The newly introduced Chevy Trailblazer was found to have a bad bolt in the suspension. The announcements were made on tv, radio and print. "If you own a Trailblazer stop driving it now. Call 800 xxx-xxxx and General Motors will have the vehicle towed"

In the case of this Jeep recall, they announced a month in advance that you would be getting a letter 'next month'. If there was a real danger, NHTSA would have insisted on a stronger response.

But, maybe Chicken Little is correct an the sky really is falling.

Seriously, do whatever makes you feel safe.


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Re: Recall notices for instrument cluster

Bill, if that is your name, please get rid of that annoying blinking eyeball!
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Re: Recall notices for instrument cluster

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Bill, if that is your name, please get rid of that annoying blinking eyeball!
Since you said please.

And, my name is Bill


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Re: Recall notices for instrument cluster

Aw, I was just getting used to it!
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Are they replacing the instrument cluster as a fix for the issues along with some software updates?
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Are they replacing the instrument cluster as a fix for the issues along with some software updates?
Here's what they'll do.
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File Type: pdf Recall N58.pdf (707.7 KB, 44 views)
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