Top 8 Most Commonly Recalled Cars

Top 8 Most Commonly Recalled Cars

Having a car with a serious defect or in need of a recall can be the bane of a consumer’s existence. You want to rely on your vehicle, especially after shelling out the big bucks to get a new one from the manufacturer or one that you would have reasonable expectation to believe would be in good condition. Unfortunately, there has been a swell of recalls among major manufacturers in recent years, with cars across the spectrum being scrutinized for their mechanical and technological features alike. The list below points out the 8 most commonly recall vehicle manufacturer’s in America.

  1. This has been the most recalled car in the past 12 years, mostly out of sight of the media. However, since they have such a large share of the market and many types of cars, they just are statistically quite likely to have a high number of recalls.
  2. Several recent recalls have dealt a blow to the reputation of Chevy cars, most notably the ignition issues of the Colbalt and Malibu. They have also had difficulties with their power steering feature. Like Ford, they have a large lineup and proportionately have a low rate of accidents and fatalities due to their manufacturing errors.
  3. There have been some serious issues with the BMW x5 braking issues, as well as Takata air bag inflators and engine stalling issues. In accordance to their a reputation for being very reliable, BMW has recalled vehicles even when the issues with their cars were relatively slight and worked extensively to ensure consumer satisfaction.
  4. Popular Toyota brands Prius, Corolla, and Matrix have had a recall for their unintended acceleration issues, and several other issues including floor mats and fault accelerator pedals and engine control models for other models.
  5. The main issue with Dodge vehicles needing a recall in the past years has been steering problems with their Ram pickup, a popular model that affected over a million trucks.
  6. A generally reliable brand, Honda has had difficulties with their air bags in recent years, which were accidentally propelling shrapnel into their passengers, causing more than 2 million vehicles to be recalled in a single incident. The Odyssey is Honda’s most recalled model.
  7. Though the recalls that GMC has had were similar to those at Chevrolet, since they produce a smaller lineup of cars they are ranked lower on this list. Their most recalled cars are the Savana vans, which have had issues with their dash pads and steering gears.
  8. Recent recalls by Nissan have resulted in 3 million cars recalled for issues with their air bag sensors, as well as 620,000 for their seat belt defects. Again, this is ranked quite low mostly because they produce a low volume of cars. In terms of percentage, it would be in the top three ranking.

If your car has been recalled or is stricken with manufacturer-level defects, you may be in possession of a lemon, and be in need of legal assistance to assuage your transportation and financial woes. For comprehensive assistance by a team that you can trust, call the Law Office of David W. Polsky at 973-686-9787 today. We look forward to serving you!

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