Massive List Of Recalls – Is Your Vehicle On The List?

March 15, 2023
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The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is continually issuing recalls on major auto brands throughout the year and a large batch recently should leave you wanting to check the list for your vehicle.  If your vehicle is on the list you should make an appointment to get it resolved immediately so you can be driving a vehicle that does not have any major safety concerns and could lead to a New Haven auto accident.

The latest list of recalls includes vehicles from Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, Ford and Nissan.  All told, this list includes nearly 350,000 vehicles with problems that range from loose steering wheels to faulty airbags and everything in between.  Vehicles that are listed under recall are generally necessary to be repaired for the safety of the driver and her/his passengers.

If your vehicle is under a recall it is critical that you get it repaired for the following reasons;

1.) Generally a recall is issued when there is a safety concern for the vehicle.  For instance, if you’re driving around in a vehicle that has a loose steering wheel you could be putting yourself or your passengers at risk.  Getting it fixed will allow you to operate the vehicle safely.

2.) Peace of mind.  No matter what the recall is for, knowing about it will likely cause some uneasiness or anxiety around driving your vehicle.  Before it is repaired this could lead to distraction behind the wheel and a general concern that your safety is not thoroughly accounted for in your vehicle.  Once the repairs are made you can breath easier and drive feeling a sense of safety that you might have been missing before.

3.) Repairs that fall under mandatory recalls are generally free.  You will need to bring your vehicle into the dealership of that model of vehicle and get the repair done at no cost to you.  This gives you the ability to resolve the issue without having to worry about how you’re going to pay for it.  Once it is fixed you can go on driving your vehicle without worrying about a bill hanging over your head for that repair.

Some often look at a recall as a nuisance and something that they don’t want to have to do because it takes time out of their busy schedule and it may mean being without a vehicle for some time, but these recalls are not issued lightly and they can be very important.  Getting your vehicle repaired as the result of a safety recall is one of the most important things you can do to avoid a New Haven auto accident and keep you and your passengers safe.

Whether you’ve gotten a recall repair completed or not, you may get injured in an accident and need to speak with an experienced attorney who can review your situation.  Contact our office and one of our attorneys will work with you to protect your long-term interests.