There are currently more than 45 million cars and trucks on the road that have yet to have important safety-related recall issued corrected, according to the Post Bulletin. In fact, this trend has some people wondering if the overwhelming number of recalls that the U.S. has recently seen is having a numbing effect on consumers.
Shockingly, recent data reveals that the most high-volume and high-profile safety recalls are the ones consumers are the most likely to ignore. With a record number of auto recalls occurring over the past few years involving everything from defective ignition switches to potentially deadly airbags, it seems there is a new auto defect making the news every month. Consumer Affairs has listed dozens of auto recalls on its website for a variety of serious issues, some of which don’t even have remedies available yet. Meanwhile, drivers who are either aware and frustrated or unaware that there is a problem continue to drive unsafe vehicles that could potentially cause serious injury or death.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) maintains a free online database where drivers can lookup recalls by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). We encourage you to visit www.safercar.org/vinlookup to see if there are any recalls on your vehicle that require your attention. It will take only a few minutes of your time and could end up saving your life.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a vehicle defect, you should immediately contact a Kansas City car accident attorney at Bartimus Frickleton and Robertson, P.C. We have advocated for the rights of injured car accident victims for more than 40 years and have recovered millions of dollars on compensation for auto accident victims. Whether your injury or loss resulted from an airbag malfunction, a problem with the brakes, or any other dangerous defect, our team stands ready to fight for the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and recover from your injury.
Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation. You pay nothing unless we win your case, so you have nothing to lose in talking to us about your case.