According to a recent analysis of Carfax reports, one in five cars currently being driving has an unfixed recall. This number jumps to one in three when minivans are added to the equation.
The reasons a recall may not be addressed range from customer inaction to failure on the part of the manufacturer to track down owners who have moved. However, if an auto manufacturer has made efforts to contact the owner, they may be able to skirt liability following injury caused by the defective part.
Defective vehicles have become the norm. In the past few years, hardly a week goes by in which millions of additional vehicles are not recalled. While this can create information overload, it is a good idea to check – perhaps once a month – to see if your vehicle has been recalled due to a safety concern. Swift action once a recall is made can help protect you, those you love, and others on the road from sustaining serious or even fatal injury.
Of course, if you are injured by a vehicle defect, even if you were not notified of a recall, the Vermont product liability attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss are here to help.
To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our personal injury attorneys, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today.