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