Honda and Subaru Recall Unsafe Vehicles
The list of recalled vehicles in the U.S. just got bigger.
Last week, Subaru recalled approximately 52,000 vehicles for an issue that can cause the steering to fail, and urged owners of the affected vehicles not to drive them until the problem could be repaired. The Subaru recall affected only 2016-2017 Legacy and Outback models, more than half of which have not been sold yet and still remain on dealer lots. Loaner cars will be made available for Subaru owners whose vehicles have been deemed unsafe to drive.
The recall covers 2016 Legacys and Outbacks made from Feb. 29, 2016 to May 6, 2016. Also covered are 2017 Legacys and Outbacks made from April 18, 2016, to April 29, 2016.
The same day, Honda announced that it would expand the number of vehicles recalled for defective Takata airbags by 21 million worldwide. Honda alone has now recalled approximately 51 million vehicles due to the Takata airbag issue. The total number of recalled Takata airbags from several major automakers in the U.S. now exceeds 63 million.
While recent years have seen greater numbers of auto recalls than ever before, this indicates that safety organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are getting tougher on automakers and parts manufacturers, in hopes of catching malfunctions and fixing them before drivers are put at risk.
Most drivers who are injured by a defect on their car weren’t aware that their vehicle had been recalled. Go to safercar.gov to find out if your vehicle is under recall. It’s the quickest, easiest way to find out if your car is safe.
If you’ve been in a car accident caused by a mechanical malfunction, or if you have been hurt by an exploding airbag, contact our office for a free consultation. We will look into any possible recalls and inform you of your legal rights so that you can determine how to proceed. We never collect a fee unless we win your case.
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