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Vehicle recalls hit a record 53 million last year

Discussion in 'Garage' started by MG, Nov 13, 2017 at 12:10 PM.

  1. MG

    MG Moderator Staff Member

    Vehicle recalls are regularly in the news, warning of inadvertent airbag deployments, faulty door latches, even risks of fire, not to mention the ongoing Takata airbag recall that dwarfs all others.

    But the steady stream of recalls masks the fact that about 30% of recalled vehicles remain unrepaired on America's roads, according to federal statistics.

    Last year was a record for U.S. vehicle recalls — more than 53 million in 927 separate recalls — but those numbers are only the latest, with the total number of recalls increasing in each year back to 2011 when the number stood at 13.6 million, according to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    There are numerous reasons recalled vehicles go unrepaired even though getting them fixed does not... READ MORE HERE
     

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