America Heads for a 10 Year Record for Car Recalls
Who says cars are getting safer? A new report by CNN states about one out of every 10 of passenger cars and trucks on the road in the U.S. has been recalled this year, as the U.S. heads for a 10-year record.
The auto industry has recalled a massive 25.3 million U.S. vehicles in so far in 2014. It’s on course to shatter the record 30.8 million vehicles that were recalled in 2004.
The massive recall by General Motors has made the biggest headlines. GM took 10 years to recall vehicles with faulty ignition switches which stopped air bags deploying. GM said the defect led to at least 13 deaths.
There is some evidence the defect may have been more serious than GM claims it is. One report alleged more than 300 people may have died in GM cars such as Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions, due to the failure of an air bag to deploy.
This CNN graphic illustrates the manufacturers who have made the most recalls. Toyota accounted to 13.5 percent of the recalls but GM lead the way with a massive 56.9 percent of all recalls.
GM has now recalled 14.4 million cars, according to media reports. If you have been injured by a defective car, call our Virginia car accident lawyers at 757.455.0077.