The recent report from Ford garnered headlines across the nation. The automaker said it is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators. The iconic vehicle manufacturer said the air bag inflators can explode and hurl dangerous shrapnel.
German automaker Mercedes is known far and wide for the reliability and safety of its high-end automobiles. But the manufacturing behemoth recently issued a pair of recalls over safety issues that will undoubtedly concern consumers.
Japanese auto manufacturing giant Honda has been plagued over the past couple of months with recalls of its popular Accord and Insight models over software problems with backup cameras. At the time, the company also said it was recalling 1.4 million U.S. vehicles to replace Takata front passenger air bag inflators.
It's bad enough to have problems with your car that requiring you to go to a mechanic. But it's much worse when the work done to repair the problem causes even more problems. That's the situation apparently facing owners of recalled Kia and Hyundai vehicles.
Regular readers of our Lemon Law and Car Fraud Blog know that September saw a number of large-scale recalls in the auto industry.
Ford's struggles with recalls is continuing. Earlier this year, the U.S. auto giant issued recalls for 4.2 million vehicles - second only behind Fiat Chrysler, which has recalled a jaw-dropping 7.7 million vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported.
Volkswagen recently announced a recall concerning a potentially dangerous defect. In this most recent of many motor vehicle recalls, it has been determined that some of the newer Golf models have the potential to roll away on their own.
Ford recently announced a recall for over 500,000 Escape and Fusion vehicles for rollaway concerns. The affected vehicles include the 2013 and 2014 Ford Escape and 2013 through 2016 Ford Fusion. Ford discovered that a bushing that attaches to the shifter cable can degrade and detach. When the shifter cable bushing detaches, the vehicle may not be in the gear showing on the gear selector.
It is difficult to open a newspaper, read a news website or turn on the TV news without seeing yet another car recall. It seems every day, a new recall is issued for another vehicle. But, are the incidences of recall increasing?