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Engine Control Unit Malfunctions

In order for an automobile to run, all of its components must work properly. One important part of a motor vehicle that may not be frequently considered by a motorist is the engine control unit (ECU). The ECU is a computer that controls and helps run the engine. This computer helps a car to run efficiently it its proper function is also important in protecting the safety of a motorist. When the engine control unit fails, a motorist can lose control of the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of an accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was caused by a faulty ECU, you may wish to consider filing a lawsuit against the negligent automobile manufacturer. Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled and experienced attorney.

Potential ECU Problems

The ECU is involved in regulating the function of many parts of an engine. It determines a number of factors that keep the internal combustion engine running, ranging from the ignition sequence to how much fuel the engine requires. Some problems that that may arise because of an ECU malfunction are:

  • Malfunctioning cooling fan
  • Gauge misreading
  • Faulty fuel injector

When the ECU malfunctions, it could cause the engine to shut down, causing the driver to lose power steering or braking and thereby putting a driver at risk of an accident.

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You should not have to bear the expenses incurred by an accident caused by a malfunctioning engine control unit. For assistance seeking the financial compensation that you are due, contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.

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