The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released figures regarding auto recall totals for 2014. As expected, there were a record number of recalled vehicles recalled last year. In total, there were 63.9 million vehicles recalled, shattering the previous record by more than 100%.
This figure was significantly boosted by two very large recalls. General Motors (GM) recalled almost 27 million vehicles, the majority due to ignition switch defects that resulted in more than 50 car accident fatalities. There were also nearly 21 million vehicles recalled due to defective Takata airbags.
The NHTSA released a statement assuring the public that this dramatic increase in recalls is a sign that defects are being investigated more carefully, and auto makers are starting to react more quickly. Ultimately this should hopefully improve safety for all drivers on the road.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by a defective auto, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. Mickey Fine has more than 25 years of experience handling these claims, and he’ll fight aggressively to hold all negligent parties accountable for your injuries.
Please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine using the form at the right side of the page or call (661) 333-3333 today to schedule your free car accident consultation. Mr. Fine serves clients in Bakersfield, California.