The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released their 2014 recall activity report. In summary, two of the largest auto recalls in history took place in 2014.
Those two recalls both involved faulty airbags.
The first was General Motors’ recall of 5.88 million vehicles in the United States for ignition switches that can disable airbags.
The second recall was for Honda, which involved 5.39 million vehicles for defective airbags produced by Takata.
While both of these are very large recalls, it highlights something more important: recalls happen frequently and it’s important to check for recalls on your vehicle. As the registered owner of a vehicle that has been recalled or has a part that has been recalled, you will most likely be notified. However, if any of your information on file is incorrect or if the notification does not get properly delivered, you may never find out about it.
Because of this, it’s important to be proactive. Search online for recalls on your car on a regular basis. Also, whenever you take your car in to be serviced, ask them to see if there have been any recalls on your vehicle.
By being proactive and seeking out information about recalls on your vehicle, you can keep your car running as safely as possible. Additionally, you can potentially avoid getting injured as a result of a known problem on your vehicle.
If you have been injured and you believe your vehicle was the cause of the accident, please contact us or give us a call at 800-676-5295. We offer a free consultation to new clients to help determine whether or not they have a case and what options they have.
If you would like to learn more about recalls, please visit the recalls page on our website.