You can sue a car maker for a wrongful death due to a defective part. In Kentucky this is commonly called a products liability wrongful death case. These are complicated cases and need expert witness testimony about the defective part of the vehicle. It may take years to resolve, but should be pursued ASAP after the wrongful death because the statute of limitations is one year. Contact a products liability lawyer or wrongful death lawyer today if a loved one has been harmed by a defective auto part.