Contact a civil litigation attorney that represents people for defective products. This recall may already be subject to a class action suit. I would not delay in purusing your claim.
Best of luck.
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I agree with Attorney Patrick, you need to talk with an attorney ASAP.
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From the facts you asserted, it seems that you should definitely contact an attorney who handles Civil Litigation Matters related to Products Liability / Defective Products. You may also be able to recover reasonable (I stress "REASONABLE)" rental car expenses while your matter is being sorted out. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
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