WHAT DRIVERS NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE RECALLS

HOW MANY CARS ARE RECALLED DURING A TYPICAL YEAR?

30.7 MILLION

CARS WERE RECALLED IN 2017

forbes

50 MILLION

CARS WERE RECALLED IN 2016

(largely due to the Takata airba issue)

WHAT PARTS ARE MOST COMMONLY RECALLED?

  • STEERING COMPONENTS
    that can cause the loss of control of the vehicle
  • WHEELS
  • SEATS THE BREAK
  • ACCELERATOR
    controls that can *stick* or break
  • FUEL SYSTEM
    components that can leak or cause fire
  • SEATBELTS
  • WIRING SYSTEM

WHICH RECALLED PARTS ARE MOST DANGEROUS?

  • DEFECTIVE SEATBELTS
    (Ford, 1972)
  • AIRBAGS
    (Honda, Toyota, BMW, Chrysler, 2014-2017)
  • DEFECTIVE PARKING GEAR
    (Ford, 1981)
  • PEDAL ENTRAPMENT
    (Toyota, 2009)
  • IGNITION SWITCH DEFECTS
    (GENERAL MOTORS, 2014)
  • DEFECTIVE SEATBELTS
    (Ford, 1972)
  • AIRBAGS
    (Honda, Toyota, BMW, Chrysler, 2014-2017)
  • DEFECTIVE PARKING GEAR
    (Ford, 1981)
  • PEDAL ENTRAPMENT
    (Toyota, 2009)
  • IGNITION SWITCH DEFECTS
    (GENERAL MOTORS, 2014)

HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY GET
DEFECTIVE PARTS FIXED AFTER A RECALL

30% OF VEHICLES
REMAINED ON THE ROAD UNREPAIRED
AFTER A RECALL
70% OF VEHICLE OWNERS
PAY ATTENTION AND GET PARTS FIXED

WHICH AUTO MAKER HAS THE MOST
RECALL? WHO HAS THE LOWEST?

VOLKSWAGEN
HIGHEST NUMBER OF RECALLS
1,805 recalls per 1000 vehicles
TOYOTA
LOWEST NUMBER OF RECALLS
1,028 recalls per 1000 vehicles

MOST RECALLED VEHICLES FROM
2013-2017

MERCEDES BENZ C-CLASS
GMC SIERRA
BMW 3 AND 4 SERIESV

LEAST RECALLED VEHICLES FROM
2013-2017

HYUNDAI ACCENT
CHEVROLET EQUINOX
TOYOTA COROLLA

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CAR IS RECALLED

DONT PANIC.
CONTACT YOUR DEALERSHIP
TO SCHEDULE REPAIRS.
FOLLOW ANY INTERIM
SAFETY GUIDANCE.
TAKE YOUR VEHICLE IN
FOR SERVICES.