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Top Major Car Recalls of October 2019

Five major vehicle recalls recently took place this past October concerning a variety of cars with varying degrees of simple to severe issues.

About the October Vehicle Recalls

Exceedingly large amounts of name brand cars faced various recalls across a multitude of locations. This recall entails details of the five most popular recalls among car consumers. The vehicle brand with the highest number of recalls, with almost a million at 928,000 cars, is Toyota. The Japanese automotive manufacturers at Toyota dealt with one of the most critical hazards with dangerous airbag inflators. To avoid a relapse of tragedies associated with their original Takata airbags, which would rupture and spray metal fragments due to excessive pressure, the company has recalled several of its minivans, SUVs, pickup trucks, and many other cars.

Next on the list stands Chevrolet and GMC vehicles with approximately 638,000 recalls. The brands battled several issues pertaining to wheel speed sensor failure and unintended braking that would ultimately result in higher incidents of roadside accidents. At number three on the list, Subaru Crosstreks and Imprezas lists 466,200 recalls. The main issue with their products lied within blown fuses and short circuiting due to engine control module defects. Both model numbers 3 and 4 were given a recall notice on October 24th.

The final two recalls on the list have much less significant numbers yet still detrimental factors that should immediately be taken into consideration. The Subaru Foresters for example, with 366,200 recalls, is another vehicle facing sudden airbag explosion on the passenger’s side. The airbags were known to deploy even if no one were present on the passenger side. Lastly, the Honda CR-Vs dealt with a less serious problem of misinformation describing the passenger air bags light.

Description of Vehicle Recall Solutions

  • Toyota, Scion and Lexus Cars, Minivans, SUVs, Pickup Trucks: Depending on the specific car model, dealers will either replace airbag inflators or the airbag assembly
  • Chevrolet and GMC SUVs, Pickup Trucks: Vehicles can be taken to dealers for electronic brake control module posthaste reprogramming
  • 2017-2019 Subaru Crossteks and Imprezas: Vehicles should be taken to dealers where they will have to repair the ECM and figure out the ignition coil errors. This is free of charge
  • 2015-2018 Subaru Foresters: Parts to replace/repair the airbags are were not immediately available. Thus, customers will be provided a notice to look forward to pertaining their vehicles when parts are available again
  • 2019 Honda CR-Vs: Honda automakers will give stickers displaying the correct information on how the “passenger airbag off” light works and customers will not have to see a dealer

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Lawyer

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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