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.
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.