It seems as though 2012 was the year of the recall. It comes as no surprise that if you are a car owner, you probably have received a notification letter in the mail calling you back to the dealership for a fix on a safety-related issue. Toyota and Honda owners were the most likely to receive such notification.
Despite this, Toyota and Honda rank at the top of the latest J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study as well as are top-rated auto companies in terms of reputation. In 2012, Toyota issued recalls for 5,330,643 vehicles and Honda issued recalls for 3,363,343. In 2012, Ford had the most individual recalls with 24.
Interestingly, there were more vehicles recalled in 2012 than new vehicles sold. So much for cars becoming safer and safer.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of one of these recalls, contact us. We have a wealth of experience in automotive product liability. We are also actively involved in the federal MDL for the SUA cases in California. Our firm not only handles these Toyota cases, but we have handled numerous litigations of recalled automobiles and automobile parts.