46 Million Recalled Vehicles Still on the Road
2014 was a terrible year for the car industry and for automotive safety. According to the NHTSA, there were about 64,000,000 cars recalled in 2014. That’s more than double of the record number of cars that were recalled back in 2004.
There were a host of recalls last year, including airbags, faulty ignition switches, and much more. We shared with you earlier in the year about the Takata airbag recalls, and the immense damage those were doing because of their unstable explosive nature, and also the hazardous combination of chemical materials within the airbags.
The problem with these recalls, however, is that there are still cars on the road that have not undergone repairs for the defective products, and still pose a danger to drivers and passengers. In fact, records show that out of the nearly 64 million recalled vehicles on the road in 2014, there were around 46 million that skipped their repairs. 5 million of those cars were sold during that time period, changing hands without repairs and endanger even more people.
Help us spread the word about the need for adequate repairs on these recalled vehicles so we can curb the huge numbers of traffic deaths we experience in this country each year. Let’s make 2015 a better year for traffic safety! Check the NHTSA site to see if your vehicle is under recall.
If you have been injured in a vehicle with a recall, you could be eligible for compensation because of the defective product. Give our offices a call at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers.