Has Your Vehicle Been Recalled Lately?
If you car, SUV, truck, or minivan has ever been recalled, you know how troubling that can be. Not only is your vehicle in jeopardy but your family’s safety could be at risk as well. However, it’s important to know that not all auto recalls are issued because your life is in danger; if it’s a “voluntary” recall, an aesthetic default could be all there is to worry about. With that said, let’s take a look at how these and “mandatory” recalls affect drivers.
In the United States alone, we’re looking at 390 million vehicles recalled during the past 50 years! More specifically, the previous 25 years have witnessed 21,403 unique auto recalls. According to this infographic, Ford and Chevrolet have had the highest number of recalls for domestic auto manufacturers. If you’re shopping for a new car that has a history with the fewest recalls, look to Plymouth or Buick.
What about foreign carmakers? While Toyota has been in the spotlight for safety concerns most recently with 10 million vehicles recalled due to a defective and dangerous floor mat, it’s actually Volvo and BMW that, not proudly, lay claim to the highest number of recalls. On the other end of the spectrum are Audi and Mazda, so you may want to stick with those if your top priority is not having your newly purchased vehicle recalled.
Whether you’re in the market for a new ride or not, it’s worth it to review the specific models and how they measure up in regards to recalls. There are also details on the impact some recall incidences have had, including the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths that were a result of faulty product or manufacturing. After viewing this infographic, you’re sure to be the person everyone calls for new vehicle advice!
Rapid innovation and transit bring about inherent risks and when car builders run into stumbling blocks, the financial and human costs can be shocking. Take a look: