As automobile recalls become a more and more common occurrence, we feel
it is important for all Georgians to stay up-to-date. Please check the NHTSA
safercar.gov website regularly to verify that your vehicle is not currently affected by a defect
Here are a few of the most recent automobile recalls that may affect your
Takata announced recalls for 35-40 million
more airbags this month – related to the same explosion risk as the millions
of others already announced. The grand total of U.S. Takata airbag recalls
is 69 million currently. This hefty number of recalled airbags means that
it may take until 2019 to replace them all. Only 8 million have been replaced
thus far. Because of the proven wrongful death auto accident cases tied
to the defective Takata airbags and the 100+ injury-related instances,
it is worrisome that many of us will have to continue driving with these
defective parts in place for so long.
General Motors recalled approximately 4,800 Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac
vehicles because of a suspension issue in early May. The specific issue
is that front control arms may be welded incorrectly, which increases
the risk of crashes significantly. If
your vehicle is affected, GM requests that you cease driving until the issue is corrected.
- Ford announced an 81,000-vehicle recall in late April due to suspension
issues similar to the GM recall above, as well as transmission defects.
2014-2015 Explorer and Police Interceptor vehicles, 2011-2012 F-150, 2012
Ford Expedition, certain Ford Mustangs and Lincoln Navigators are all
included in this recall.
- Fiat Chrysler announced a recall due to unexpected rolling and transmission
issues on 1.1 million automobiles.
GMC Sierra 1500 and 2014-2015 Chevy Silverado pickup trucks were included in a
faulty seat belt recall announced in April. The total number of trucks included in the recall
is 1.04 million.
In the event that a crash result in injuries to passengers and it is proven
that the accident was caused by a defect or recalled product, the manufacturer
can be held liable. For more information on vehicle recalls, visit