MILLIONS OF RECALLS ANNOUNCED BY CAR MANUFACTURERS IN PAST 30 DAYS
Some are calling the evolving scandal of the General Motors recalls in 2014 for a faulty ignition switch as something that hasn’t been as scary and dangerous as the long-ago Ford Pinto scandal where Ford’s model with it’s gas tank in the rear was one of the most infamous recalls of all time.
And the car recalls just keep happening. Today, Chrysler recalled almost a million (870,000) Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) for a defect in their brakes. Literally millions of vehicles have been recalled in the past thirty days.
Millions. In One Month’s Time.
Here’s the thing: recalls mean that there are vehicles on the road, or for sale on used car lots and in trade publications and classified ads, that are not safe.
It also means that there may have been accidents and wrecks going back almost a DECADE that may now be determined to be the fault of the vehicle subject to recall. If you or a loved one has been the victim of injury or wrongful death in a car crash or motor vehicle accident involving one of these recalled vehicles from GM (General Motors) or another manufacturer, then you may need to investigate whether or not the car maker is legally liable for the losses that you and your family have suffered.
Expect lots of lawsuits to be filed in response to these recalls. Because at least in GM’s case, the car manufacturer apparently knew of these dangers and didn’t share that information or fix the problem. For YEARS.
List of Vehicle Safety Recalls in the Past 30 Days (NHTSA)
April 1: 1,340,447 GM vehicles from 2004-2010, including Chevrolet HHR and Saturn Aura models, Recalled for the electric power steering which may suddenly fail.
April 1: 489,936 GM vehicles from 2014-2015, including Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Sierra models, Recalled for the transmission oil cooler line that may not be secured, causing potential leaking that could start a fire.
April 1: 174,046 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles from 2013-2014, Recalled for the right front half shaft which may fracture, causing the vehicle to lose power.
March 31: 119,140 Toyota Avalon vehicles from 2003-2004, Recalled for the potential inadvertent deployment of the front air bags.
March 31: 9,816 Honda Civic LX vehicles from 2014, Recalled for potential tire damage during assembly, resulting in loss of air to the tire.
March 28: 656 Cadillac ELR vehicles from 2014, Recalled for potential loss of directional control due to a failure of the ESC system.
March 28: 209 Porsche 911 GT3 vehicles from 2014, Recalled for potential damage to the engine crankcase, causing oil to leak onto hot components of the engine which may cause a fire.
March 27: 989,701 Nissan vehicles from 2013-2014, including Nissan LEAF and Ifiniti Q50 models, Recalled for passenger seat sensors that may not detect when an adult is seated, causing the air bag to not deploy properly.
March 27: 43,452 Chrysler Dodge Charger vehicles from 2011-2012 equipped with halogen lights, Recalled for the sub-harness on the headlights which may overheat, causing the low beam headlights to go out.
March 27: 657 Newmar recreational vehicles from 2013-2014, including Canyon Star and Essex models, Recalled for microwaves that may start on their own, increasing the risk of a fire.
March 27: 343 Landi Renzo modified Ford vehicles from 2011-2014 made to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), including E-150 and E-250 models, Recalled for the brackets that support the rear CNG cylinder which may fail, increasing the risk of a fire.
March 27: 195 Chrysler Dodge Ram 5500 trucks from 2014, Recalled for an incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, which could lead to the truck being overloaded.
March 21: 355 GM vehicles from 2014, including Buick Regal and Chevrolet Impala models, Recalled for gear shifts that may not shift, increasing the risk of rollaway and injury.
March 18: 1,176,407 GM vehicles from 2008-2013, including Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse vehicles, Recalled for faulty side impact air bags and seat belt pretensioners.
March 18: 886,815 Honda Odyssey vehicles from 2005-2010, Recalled for a potential fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
March 18: 303,013 GM vans from 2009-2014, including GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express models, Recalled for increased risk of injury to unbelted front seat passengers in the event of a crash below the air bag deployment threshold.
March 18: 63,903 Cadillac XTS vehicles from 2013-2014, Recalled for potential corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector, increasing the risk of a fire.
March 18: 18,690 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles from 2012-2013, Recalled for a potential hard brake pedal feel, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle.
March 18: 18,092 Fiat 500L vehicles from 2014, Recalled for the transmission gear which may not shift in certain temperatures, increasing the risk of a crash.
March 13: 4,453 BMW motorcycles from 2013, including C 600 Sport and F 800 GS models, Recalled for potential shutdown of the motorcycle while it’s being ridden.
March 10: 1,330 Aisin World transmissions, models A465 and A466 and placed in Isuzu and Chrysler vehicles, Recalled for potential loss of power transfer which may increase the risk of a crash.
March 10: Certain Monroe Trucks modified vehicles from 2005-2009, including Chevrolet C7500 and Ford F-350 models, Recalled for a battery epoxy sealing that may melt and start a fire.
March 7: 6,954 Honda CB500 and CBR500 motorcycles from 2013, Recalled for engine bolts that may have been manufactured incorrectly, which could result in loss of power and engine stalling.
March 7: 130 Freedom Motors wheelchair accessible vehicles from 2008-2010, including converted Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country models, Recalled for the rear axle which may develop cracks and result in axle failure.
March 6: 7,067 Toyota Highlander vehicles from 2014, Recalled for the third row middle seat belt which may not be properly anchored, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
February 27: Updated: 1,367,146 Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and Solstice, Saturn Ion vehicles from 2003-2007, Recalled for ignition switches that may move out of the run position, turning off the engine or causing the air bags to not deploy in the event of a crash.