According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of auto recalls is expected to increase in 2015. In 2014, more than 60 million vehicles were recalled, nearly doubling the previous record for recalls in a year (30.8 million vehicles were recalled in 2004).
According to the new head of the NHTSA, increased public attention to auto safety defects has played a major role in the dramatic increase in recalls we are currently witnessing. As part of this push to improve vehicle safety, the NHTSA is working on strategies to improve the way they track potential defects and initiate recalls.
The record number of recalls in 2014 was largely due to major ignition switch defects in GM vehicles and defective airbags which impacted a large number of Honda vehicles.
While the dramatic spike in vehicle recalls may be cause for concern, it can also be viewed as a significant improvement in the way government agencies are evaluating and maintaining safety standards among vehicle manufacturers. Ultimately, these recalls should lead to safer vehicles and fewer car accidents in the future.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by a defective auto, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. Michael Grife has been fighting for the rights of car accident victims in the Boynton Beach area for 10 years, and he can help you through this difficult time in your life.
Please contact the Grife Law Firm using the form on the side of this page or call 561-998-0770 today to schedule a free car accident consultation. Michael Grife serves clients in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout Florida.