Steering Mechanism; Sports Car
A girl had noticed for several days that her sports car had a tendency to veer suddenly to the left as the car was shifted into high gear. Before embarking on a trip of several miles, she apprised her regular service station mechanic of the tendency; but he thought the difficulty no more serious than tire maladjustment, and made the pressure and alignment changes he felt were adequate. After the girl left the service station, the car once again swerved uncontrollably to the left and collided with a vehicle coming the other way. The girl died in the collision. The day of the funeral, the girl's parents received notice of recall from the automobile manufacturer, warning owners of possible defects in the steering apparatus.