Record Number of Auto Recalls in 2014

This year has been the worst ever recorded in terms of the number of auto manufacturer recalls. More than one in five cars is affected – over 50 million total.

The risks of the recalls range from minor to critical.

You’ve probably heard about the recalls in the news or online, but have you checked if your car or motorcycle is affected? This week, governmental agencies have been urging consumers to find out.

In 2014 so far, there have been 544 different recalls. These can be found on the National Highway & Traffic Safety Administration’s website.

Any time an accident occurs due to a suspected defect, the manufacturer is informed. If a recall is not issued and someone else is hurt as a result, the vehicle manufacturer is open to a lawsuit.

A Few Recalls, Just From October:

    • 434,581 Chrysler vehicles recalled for potential alternator failure, which could cause the engine to stall unexpectedly
    • 291,703 Chrysler vehicles for ignition switch problems that could unexpectedly turn off the vehicle
    • 220,423 Nissan Altimas recalled for faulty hood latches, which could cause the hood to fly up while in motion
    • 165,923 Mitsubishi vehicles recalled for potential engine stalling
    • 89,294 Chevrolet vehicles also over faulty hood latches
    • 290,241 GM vehicles for a loose link that could make the driver to lose vehicle control
    • 746,842 Ford vehicles for air bags that may not fully deploy in a crash

How Do I Find Out if My Car is Affected?

Find out if your vehicle is being recalled by entering the VIN number here.

Part of the concern is the difficulty in spreading awareness when such large numbers vehicles are affected. Most people ignore tactfully worded recall notices, potential putting them at risk. Operating a car that may unexpectedly stop or fill with smoke can cause a serious accident.

If you think you were injured by a defective vehicle, talk to a member of our team. We’ll be happy to go over all the facts and help you determine whether or not you have a claim.

That means we charge you nothing unless we reach a successful settlement of your claim. If we don’t get you compensated for your damages, you don’t pay us a dime.