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Defective Defrosters

When driving in wet and humid conditions, windshields and windows often collect moisture, which can severely inhibit visibility. Vehicle manufacturers address this problem by installing defrosters, which, when working properly, blow cool dry air on to the windshield to eliminate the moisture and clear up the foggy windshield. However, if the defroster is malfunctioning, drivers may get involved into a car accident because of their limited visibility.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an automobile accident because of a defective defroster, the car manufacturer may be liable for your damages. Contact the Rhinelander auto defect attorneys from the law firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss your grounds for filing a claim. Call 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Possible Malfunctions

Defrosters can malfunction in a number of ways. Possible causes for dysfunction include:

  • Broken air conditioning, which will prevent the air from being dehumidified
  • Fan blower failure, which means air will not get blown onto the windshield
  • Defroster door is clogged or stuck closed, which will prevent air from reaching the defroster vents
  • Defroster ducts are not properly sealed, and air escapes before it is directed into the vents

If your car’s defroster is not working, you should take it to your mechanic and have it fixed. Driving with limited visibility can increase your risk of accident and injury.

Contact Us

If you have been involved in a car accident because your defroster failed to clear your windshield of moisture, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.

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